While office design should be functional, it doesn't need to have a utilitarian look. In fact, with creative storage solutions, stylish furniture, and a carefully planned color scheme, an office can be one of the chicest spaces in the home. By using open-concept shelving filled with colorful decorative objects and plants, model Gigi Hadid achieves this goal.
Gigi took to Instagram to show off her stylish office idea for her brand Guest in Residence. The model's office includes a navy, velvet window seat in front of white, open-concept shelves. Gigi's shelves are filled with a rattan box, a baby bonsai tree, hanging pothos, a stylish watering can, and Pantone Solid Chips.
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Gigi Hadid's shelves serve as more than simply office storage. The shelves look ultra-stylish and design experts approve. First, the experts say, they love how these open-concept shelves make a room feel more expansive. Mohammad Ahmed, interior designer at The Home Guidance states, 'Open shelves have this uncanny ability to make a room feel, well, open. As opposed to bulky cabinets or closed bookcases, these shelves give your space a more airy and expansive feel.'
Mohammad Ahmed is an interior designer. He completed his bachelor's degree in interior design at the University of Minnesota in 2013 and since then has worked as an interior designer in various companies, designing functional and beautiful spaces for clients. In addition to his interior and exterior design skills, Mohammad is also Home expert with a talent for creating bespoke furniture and other accessories.
He continues, 'If you're working with a space that's, let's say, a tad on the cozy side, open shelving can be your best buddy. By removing the visual weight of closed cabinets, you're essentially giving your room an instant space boost.'
Elizabeth Grace, Interior Designer at Dream Home Making adds, 'The avant-garde allure of open-concept shelves lies in their ability to create an illusion of expansiveness. By eliminating the visual clutter of closed cabinets, these shelves open up the room, allowing natural light to cascade freely, fostering an airy ambiance that's simply captivating.'
Elizabeth Grace is an interior designer and furniture expert. She received her degree in Interior Design from the University of Notre Dame. Elizabeth landed her first job as an intern with a leading firm in New York City, learning from some of the city’s top designers. She currently works as an interior designer for both residential and commercial clients.
Furthermore, interior designers say this type of shelving is an excellent way to show off decor. Mohammad Ahmed says, ' With open shelves, it's as if you've got your own little stage. Each shelf is an opportunity to let your personality shine.'
Elizabeth Grace says, 'The dynamic nature of open-concept shelves ensures seamless integration with diverse interior styles. Whether your preference leans towards minimalism, industrial chic, or classic elegance, these shelves adapt like chameleons, serving as the perfect backdrop for your design expression.'
When it comes to organizing a home office, Gigi Hadid's chic but practical space can offer plenty of inspiration. These spaces, even though they have to incorporate a lot, can be some of the most joyful rooms to decorate, as you can really play with colors and layouts that will inspire and work for you.
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I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.
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