The conventional wisdom says that you should do what you love and do it often. If fortunate enough that this is the case professionally, there exists a presumption that taking the odd piece of work home, or indeed, working from home will rarely present as a problem. In order to establish an environment conducive to productivity, one should first consider the optimum position of a home office. In addition to breathtaking views the following workspaces capitalize on natural light, keep window treatments and decorative touches minimal and often incorporate elements of the natural world, such as potted plants and cut flowers. Obviously not everyone can do this but let's take a look at the lucky few blessed with views like this.
The conventional wisdom also says that a change is as good as a holiday. However, not all professions allow for the mobility depicted in this image of a travel writer’s dream. Having said that, one should seek to utilize the versatility of laptops and mobile technology, and apply this principle to spaces within the home. Flexibility in one’s approach to working from home and a willingness to stimulate the flow of creative juices by embracing spaces both indoor and outdoor will do much to make the combination of domestic and professional a harmonious one.
Workspaces such as this outdoor setup may not be expensive to create, but they do rely on the grace of the climate in which they exist. A similar energy can be realized by ensuring that the worker’s line of sight when sitting is level with a conventionally positioned window and unobstructed by elaborate window treatments and unnecessary decorative items. Functional pieces such as basic office supplies and equipment, one should endeavor to conceal or place at a level lower than that of the line of sight in the interest of maximizing the view and minimizing distractions.