The New Office: A More Luxurious Workplace

This industrial office uses real airplane propellers against a concrete wall to create authenticity.  The Herman Miller office chairs surrounding the boardroom table up the wow factor.

This industrial office uses real airplane propellers against a concrete wall to create authenticity.  The Herman Miller office chairs surrounding the boardroom table up the wow factor.

This is our first ever two part feature.  Today's feature will focus on design trends in a formal office setting, while tomorrow's will look more closely at home office design.  

The new office is one designed for collaboration and ease.  It incorporates art, plants, and design to create an inviting space for employees to work hard and play hard.  

We spend most of our adults lives working in an office, so why not have it look great?!

Industrial

This Portland office has a gorgeous large reception with industrial bulb pendant lighting above.

This Portland office has a gorgeous large reception with industrial bulb pendant lighting above.

A great office kitchen is a must!

As any 9 to 5 (err 8ish) worker will tell, a great office kitchen is essentially to a happy work life.  The potted plants certainly help as well, although silently so.

As any 9 to 5 (err 8ish) worker will tell, a great office kitchen is essentially to a happy work life.  The potted plants certainly help as well, although silently so.

Seating and meeting areas that feel more like a swanky apartment are a huge draw for having employees collaborate while sharing Chinese takeout.

Seating and meeting areas that feel more like a swanky apartment are a huge draw for having employees collaborate while sharing Chinese takeout.

The blue legs on this boardroom table really liven up this ultra sleek conference room.  In case you haven't noticed, I'm a huge fan of a satin glossed concrete floor and wall.

The blue legs on this boardroom table really liven up this ultra sleek conference room.  In case you haven't noticed, I'm a huge fan of a satin glossed concrete floor and wall.

This industrial office with exposed brick is just too pretty.

This industrial office with exposed brick is just too pretty.

I'm obsessed with the prop art in this Superheroes office.  Old mini plane?  Yes please!

I'm obsessed with the prop art in this Superheroes office.  Old mini plane?  Yes please!

This industrial stadium seating area helps employees gather to discuss projects.  The side bar with metal stools provide space for individuals looking to get some work done without distractions.  Best of all, this space can easily be used for company-wide All Hands meetings.

This industrial stadium seating area helps employees gather to discuss projects.  The side bar with metal stools provide space for individuals looking to get some work done without distractions.  Best of all, this space can easily be used for company-wide All Hands meetings.

Scandinavian Modern

Dots grey and white office with high ceilings and natural light creates an elegant design for its game makers.

Dots grey and white office with high ceilings and natural light creates an elegant design for its game makers.

Dots seating area is a Scandinavian designer's dream.  Complete with rustic tree stump side tables and a bar cart full for Fridays.

Dots seating area is a Scandinavian designer's dream.  Complete with rustic tree stump side tables and a bar cart full for Fridays.

Looks like HeavyBit's office kitchen is to die for!  All of that fridge and counter space.  

Looks like HeavyBit's office kitchen is to die for!  All of that fridge and counter space.  

Red Bull Stockholm's located their coffee bar conveniently near the reception area to make guests feel right at home.  Bonus, employees can grab a cup as they head in.  There's also a fridge stocked with Red Bull as well.

Red Bull Stockholm's located their coffee bar conveniently near the reception area to make guests feel right at home.  Bonus, employees can grab a cup as they head in.  There's also a fridge stocked with Red Bull as well.

Red Bull Stockholm uses unique chairs to create conversation pieces among workers and guests.

Red Bull Stockholm uses unique chairs to create conversation pieces among workers and guests.

Quotes on this boardroom remind employees about how their personal mission and the company mission align.

Quotes on this boardroom remind employees about how their personal mission and the company mission align.

Red Bull Stockholm's office kitchen is everything one could hope for including a foosball table.

Red Bull Stockholm's office kitchen is everything one could hope for including a foosball table.

Midcentury Modern

If a midcentury modern office is more of your style, take a look below.

This Australian office's reception marble desk is jaw dropping.

This Australian office's reception marble desk is jaw dropping.

While I'm not a huge fan of cubicles, these are next generation.  The bright blue hues and low height feel more like a cool office and less like a desk from the movie Office Space.

While I'm not a huge fan of cubicles, these are next generation.  The bright blue hues and low height feel more like a cool office and less like a desk from the movie Office Space.

Their office kitchen and meeting area is equally cute and a true blue.

Their office kitchen and meeting area is equally cute and a true blue.

Contemporary

Don't want to rock the boat with modern furniture.  Contemporary is a classic look for an office place.

iHeartMedia's boardroom allows for great interaction.  There's plenty of space to present.  And the yellow storage is just fun.

iHeartMedia's boardroom allows for great interaction.  There's plenty of space to present.  And the yellow storage is just fun.

iHeartRadio's contemporary office space is brightened with neon table lamps and blue walls.

iHeartRadio's contemporary office space is brightened with neon table lamps and blue walls.

Organic Modern

For a young and hip startup, an organic modern look can make employees feel right at home.

This Portland office kitchen includes a fully stocked bar perfect for office happy hours.  And props for labeling every drawer.  Now that office manager truly does have excellent organizational skills.

This Portland office kitchen includes a fully stocked bar perfect for office happy hours.  And props for labeling every drawer.  Now that office manager truly does have excellent organizational skills.

This office kitchen is perfect for vibing out with co-workers.

This office kitchen is perfect for vibing out with co-workers.

The natural wood flooring carries that unique Portland appeal.

The natural wood flooring carries that unique Portland appeal.

Atom Factory's meeting room hast the perfect rockstar style.

Atom Factory's meeting room hast the perfect rockstar style.