Black, White, and Down Lighting [Featured Workspace]

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Once you get beyond the basics of a comfortable computer chair and a computer that runs the apps you need, a significant part of office design revolves around style. Today’s featured workspace is a small office with plent of style.

Lifehacker reader Kokonut Justin took what could have been boring office with plain white walls and regular old desk and added a ton of visual interest to the space with some cleverly positioned shelves and lighting. A lower shelf provides arm-reach accesible storage for desktop odds and ends and the higher shelf provides storage for books. Between the two is a large black and white print which is downlit by three LED puck lights, another set provides down lighitng for his work space. Check out the effect in the image above and the gallery below:

If you have a workspace of your own to show off, throw the pictures on your Flickr account and add it to the Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool. Include some details about your setup and why it works for you, and you just might see it featured on the front page of Lifehacker.






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Earth Tones and iMacs: A Cozy Home Office [Featured Workspace]

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Nothing in today’s featured office is extraordinarily expensive or custom built, but the office looks like it was designed by a professional thanks to a unified color scheme and use of accessories.

Lifehacker reader Veronica Domeier made over her home office and since then she has been steadily tweaking the layout since. She writes:

So this year I decided I needed some inspiration in my home office. The new book shelf was a great start but nothing pops like a new coat of paint.

Last weekend we went down to HomeDepot and picked up some paint. I had already decided I wanted red before we got there. Looking through the swatches we came across one called “red, red wine” Perfect! One it was a nice shade of red, dark but not to dark and two it had the word ‘wine’ in it – I love wine. Sold!

Here are the results…I must say I’m really enjoying the new look :)

The images here show her office immediately after the make over and with the addition of an nice spacious external monitor.




If you have a workspace of your own to show off, throw the pictures on your Flickr account and add it to the Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool. Include some details about your setup and why it works for you, and you just might see it featured on the front page of Lifehacker.






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