Sustainable workspace style

Interior designer Druce Davey's studio is a lesson in eco-aware simplicity
John Downs

Druce Davey is founder of Greener, a design studio that creates environmentally responsible and long-lasting interior spaces. The Greener office is located beneath Druce’s century-old worker’s cottage in inner Brisbane and is a study of calm.

What are your office must-haves? “A good office needs good joinery, well-considered pieces to put things away to maintain order and a clutter-free working space and mind are also a must. I love drawers over cupboards for the extra storage capacity and access they create.”


Your wishlist? “A hammock has been on my wishlist for ages, somewhere to hang out (literally!) as a welcome little escape from the work table. A place to daydream or do some meditating to get through the day and foster creative thought.”


Any tips for running a greener office? “I made the transition to a paperless office a couple of years back, retiring the copier and scanner and making everything digital. It removed a lot of ‘stuff’ and means I can work from anywhere, including the park or the beach.” 



Like Druce’s style? We’ve found four great office accessories to get the look.


1. Leather desk tray by Ginger Rose, $152.34.


2. Skagerak ‘Dania’ oak letter tray, $192, Amara.


3. Wire in-out tray in Creme, $19.95, Vintage & Nostalgia Co.


4. European beech magazine rack, $379, Workshopped.



For more home office inspiration, take a look at fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess’s stunning studio here.

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