When Emma isn’t working countless hours at an event or meeting with clients to develop the perfect event, she is busy working hard at her desk responding to emails, answering calls and brainstorming ideas for her next big event.
We recently moved our EBE offices to give us with more space, which meant Emma could create an office that was a perfect fit for her and the team. When designing her new space, there were some must-haves in order to create an inspiring environment for her.
Although Emma says there is chaos in her office, she knows where to find everything she needs. Here is a sneak peek into Emma’s office and some of the reasons behind these items!
1. A Leather Chair
When Emma is sitting at her desk responding to her countess emails; it is important that she has a big, comfy, leather chair with great back support. This was definitely an upgrade from her previous chair and makes the long hours of sitting a little easier.
2. Photos of her kids and nature
Of course she has to have pictures of her kids. Her kids help her relax throughout the day and provide some motivation to keep going when needed. Her office also has beautiful nature photos. “I’m not a very abstract person,” says Emma. “I enjoy the outdoors and doing things outside.”
3. A Big Window
Because Emma loves the outdoors, a huge window by her desk was a MUST in the new office. She loves working by a window and being by the natural light, which is a change from the old office. “We had a window in the old office but it wasn’t my own office. We shared an office between all the employees.”
4. A Huge Calendar
Over the years, we have tried many methods of organizing our schedules. The best method that we have found is a HUGE calendar that is hung right outside Emma’s office. “I love seeing everything on paper. I need to see the big picture,” says Emma. It helps everyone on the EBE team stay on track with all the meetings and events we have planned for the month.
5. The Overall Aesthetic
The colour scheme in Emma’s office is the colours of the brand – grey, white, silver, and gold. “It is important to remind me of what I am working for,” says Emma. The colours have evolved since she first started Events by Emma. The dominant colour used to be a hot pink, so you will still find some hot pink items everywhere in the office.
Thank you to WeWork who inspired this post that allows us to look a little closer at our workspaces and key in on what truly inspires us. WeWork is located in cities across the United States, Europe and Israel. This company creates beautiful office spaces to enable people to be inspired in their workspace.
Post and Photos by: Katherine Hardy, EBE INTERN