Interior Redesign Budgets Stir Controversy

You’ve likely heard the buzz surrounding John Thain’s $1 million office redesign for his Merrill Lynch office.  While all of the media attention is likely no laughing matter for Thain and the crew at Merrill Lynch, I’ve come across a few satirical pieces that poke fun at the notion of blowing the budget on office redesign.

Once I was able to control my own laughter, I started to think about how much the concept of the interior decoration budget does matter to clients and co-workers.  Is there something wrong with taking company profits and spending them on new office furniture and decorations?

I don’t think we can answer this question with a simple “yes” or “no.”  Office redesign is a must, but it has to fit the purpose of the individual office.  You surely don’t want to tell clients that you’re raising rates once again while showing off your brand new imported designer rug at the same time.  Again, this is where a professional design team can step in and give you advice on just what kind of budget is right for your office and your purpose.

Office Redesign Doesn't Have to Break the Budget

Office Redesign Doesn't Have to Break the Budget

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Hot Office Interior Design Trends for 2009

Each decade makes its own fashion statement. While I know it’s often painful to look back at what we thought was fashionable in the 1980s, I just can’t imagine that we’ll look back to 2009 in twenty years and laugh about what’s trendy in today’s office interior design world…at least I hope not.

That’s because the key ingredient to today’s “hot” factor is comfort, which can certainly be applied to office design.  Utility and practical approaches mean comfort in today’s offices, which means that modern architecture seeks to find a balance between comfort and functionality.

So, why not take a look around your office.  If you aren’t getting a sense of either comfort or functionality, it’s time to call in the professionals!

Interior Office Design for Comfort

Interior Office Design for Comfort

The Importance of Interior Office Branding

The interior look of your office is more than just a design.  It’s the image that your company portrays.  And, a lot is held within that image.  Each employee’s attitude is dependant, in part, upon the image that your company portrays within its interior office.  But, this image doesn’t just rub off on employees.  It also makes a statements to clients, business partners, and any guest that walk through the halls of your office building.

Why do you think companies spend so much money on advertising?  It’s because they want to reflect a specific image of the company to clients.  Isn’t it time we started thinking of interior office design as a way of branding our company in the same way?  Just as we put a company name on an ad, shouldn’t we also put our company name on each interior design detail of our office? 

 

Interior Office with Style

Interior Office with Style