#036🎙How to create a great working environment for you – at home: Interview with interior designer Raluca Racasan of I love this place, London
Our environment does influence and shape us 24 hours a day. It can make us more creative, motivated, happy as well as stressed. Think grey work cubicles in the office building or constant artificial light. New office interior concepts are improving the workplace environment, yet if people work from home, this remain empty.
With the symbiosis of home and office due to the concept of new work, we literally bring our work home into our cave. We are now business professionals in a private, sometimes distracting environment and vice versa. On a subconscious level, this is definitely having an effect on us, which we cannot avoid as human beings. Think of the cosy wear that had a boom during the pandemic.
So how can we optimise our home to fit the new work requirements? Are there possibilities to separate work and play when they are located in the same room? And what can I do if my budget is close to zero? Raluca’s holistic approach to interior design combines the client’s / your personal objectives, the architectural framework as well as learnings from environmental psychology. Her process starts with an extensive list of easy open questions, which will make you start thinking about what kind of environment you really want and need for your wellbeing. Surprisingly, there are a lot of things we can change within ten minutes.
She shares her easy-to-implement ideas on the example on three very realistic cases:
1. Rented home & very tiny budget: How can we improve it, if there a lot of restrictions when it comes to changing things?
2. Office space integrated into the bedroom: Is it possible to work & sleep in the same room without negatively influencing the other part of life?
3. Blow the budget: When you have a spare room without budget limitations.
4. As a bonus: How to create a recreation zone for the quick break in-between.
We will discuss not only ergonomic chairs, lighting, wall papers and even the surprising importance of your coffee mugs. Enjoy and have fun re-designing your home.⭐️