Alessandra Branca offers these tips on fashioning an attractive work area that puts creativity first:
- Start with the practical. Begin by outfitting a space with what is physically needed—the pretty stuff can come later.
- If an object doesn’t work for you, it doesn’t matter how pretty it is. A desk might be beautiful, but if it has a knee hole that’s too small for you, then it’s an accessory, not a tool.
- Keep the space clear, and your mind open. "An open mind is a free mind. I make every effort to be that way," she says.