Margaret Tate’s office

in furniture, home office, movies  1 comments
Mar 20 2013

It’s that kind of night. The rom-com type. So after watching Wanderlust, I turned to one of my ol’ faithfuls, The Proposal.

The set that caught my eye this time: Margaret Tate’s very-polished corner office in the clouds of New York.

Deep blue-greys, pearls and oranges create a really ideal workspace…

Margaret Tate as her grey, orange and brown office, The Proposal.

Margaret Tate as her grey, orange and brown office, The Proposal.

The pops of orange in the armchairs, tulips and spine of neat piles of books adds some live and energy to an otherwise very stark space. The orange picks up the warm tones of the rich wood of Ms Tate’s large desk. I think it’s an extendable dining table, from the looks of it… and you know how I love tables with one large base rather than individual legs!

Ryan Reynolds looking spiffy in Margaret Tate's grey, orange and brown office, The Proposal.

Ryan Reynolds looking spiffy in Margaret Tate’s grey, orange and brown office, The Proposal.

The deep blue-grey of the walls only really work in a room where there is an over-abundance of natural light streaming in. The ivory curtains which frame these wide windows add texture and light. The soft lines of the curtains are then juxtaposed against the rigid lines and shapes of the lampshades… and I noticed some pearlised items on the table and I think the coffee table is a shell-based one too.

Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock in Margaret Tate's grey, orange and brown office, The Proposal.

Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock in Margaret Tate’s grey, orange and brown office, The Proposal.

But what I really like is the layout of the office. As you might know, I am slightly obsessed with home offices.

Large window
Sideboard at desk height to hold computer (not sure how practical it would be for knee height and keyboard)
Swivel chair
Large desk
Armchairs
Side table to the side
-SPACE-
Round table for stacks of paper hold-all
-SPACE-
Coffee table
Long, large lounge
Art on wall
Works for me! Course, not many of us have as large spaces for home offices!

But it’s such a cool space that you have a workspace where you have your computers/printers/scanners… and also a space to spread out things and chat to your clients/colleagues about projects and then a space for piles of papers and then a space for informal seating and talking.

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