On the left is the front entrance hall of the building, which never looks this empty. My office is to the right of the stairs. The picture of me in my office was taken when I first started working there, and I’d like to be able to say that it looks much better now. I did add a hanging plant and a more colorful calendar, but the truth is I haven’t put much effort into sprucing up my desk.
The room on the left used to be the Members’ Lounge, complete with wing chairs and cigar smoke just like a proper English gentlemen’s club. Today it’s still called the Lounge, and it’s where we hold most of the events (usually cocktail parties and lectures) that I organize. I love the Georgian-style wood paneling but can’t quite get over the carpet. We hold big events in the Auditorium across the hall, which was supposedly modeled after Independence Hall in
I have spent almost no time in the Library (left), as it is run by a rather bizarre woman and her disgruntled looking minions, but apparently it is a fairly important legal library. I sometimes organize smaller events in the Board Room (right), which lends a cocktail party a more intimate air. I like the calm colors and architectural details, but consider it’s mishmash of traditional decorations rather unfortunate. My favorite element in this room is probably the chairs, which have a vaguely neoclassical style.
Do you work in an aesthetically pleasing building? Have you done anything to decorate your desk? Let me know!