Workspace – Yet Another Version

One of my guilty pleasures is reworking my workspace. I like to constantly keep changing it to make it more accessible and utilitarian for my current needs. Although I rarely ‘work’ from home these days and gone are the days, I would slave over documents, spreadsheets, and statistics programs after class at home. Most of my work is restricted now to editing photos and videos, something that I enjoy a lot. Chetan’s workspace post made me want to share my latest version so here it is:

Workspace New Desat

It is a desaturated photo for visibility sake. It is annotated with notes to point out different elements; not that there are many. I ditched the 22″ external monitor to maintain focus on the task at hand instead of being distracted by multiple open windows. Here is a more natural one; it is a small room so getting a photo of the space is difficult and the yellow walls throw the white balance off. One thing I hate about my study is something I can’t do much about – the lack of natural light. For now, I bought these two lamps that sufficiently and uniformly illuminate the room without causing much glare. The lack of natural light is the main reason I’m continually trying to see I can move elsewhere in the house but Ruan’s stuff has virtually taken over the house and this is the only space that I can truly call my own. Perhaps in our next home, I can place priority on the location of the study higher.

Update: Featured on Simple Desks.

Here are some of my previous study areas in different homes:


A previous iteration of the same space.

Home Office

From our previous rental house. Featured on Apartment Therapy (thanks to SqrlNT for digging up the link).

Revised Workspace

From our rental apartment.

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  • supremus

    Quite honestly you guys have some of best interiors we’ve seen (through various flickr posts over time). Have you considered sending your home/workspaces to apartmenttherapy? Lovely stuff, though what did u do with the wireless keyboard then? I still thought an external calibrated monitor provided the best medium to process photos… no?

    • Patrix

      Wireless keyboard is kept away for now. I have been having problems with my Dell external monitor in terms of calibration. Turned out my MBP was showing better colors. I’m hoping to get the Retina one sometime next year anyway so this works better.

      We have been featured couple of times on Apartment Therapy sister sites and once on Lifehacker’s Workspace Show & Tell too.

      • sqrl

        link to AT sites please? like the lamps a lot..

        • Patrix

          Guess what? Apartment Therapy changed their CMS sometime back and the URLs I had no longer work. And I can’t seem to find them now :( There was once about my workspace in our previous rental home and once about deciding whether to paint our stone fireplace or not.

        • Ash

          The green lamps? They’re from Target and come in a bunch of nice colors

  • Parmanu

    I keep returning to this post, to draw inspiration and rework my workspace. Wife just saw these photos and loved them all – now I have the task to fix our study!

    • Patrix

      Haha! Thanks. I still prefer a study with natural light. Maybe in our next house.