Popular media company theSkimm makes it easier to live smarter. Hayneedle makes it easier to create the home of your dreams. We were one of a few select brands to help make over theSkimm’s New York City office space to reflect the style and ease of the brand. If you’re completely revamping a space, home office or otherwise, read on to see how theSkimm got their new look.
Located in the heart of the Flatiron District in New York City, theSkimm’s new office had major potential but needed some help from furniture, décor, and design magic. The raw, industrial space had plenty of light and open space ideal for creating spaces within the space.
Rather than change the space, theSkimm worked with it – which is an excellent place to start when considering your layout. Take into account the natural light, the corners, the size, the unique elements, and select pieces to play up those features.
If you have an open-layout or a loft-style home (lucky you!), you’ll want to create areas with furniture and décor. For instance, an area rug will actually help you define an area, as will light fixtures. The design uses both elements to “fake” separate areas without walls to differentiate. Another great way to divide an open space is with bookcases or wine racks, as theSkimm did. These can double as room dividers in an open-concept space.
The aesthetic of the new space relied heavily on the culture of the brand. The look had to reflect the values and personality of theSkimm, which meant including their signature teal, color-coordinated books, and lots of wine. It also meant making the space look and feel like home.
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