Honest Spaces Guest Post - 1

Hi SF Friends! Meet Yasmeen Alabdulla an Interior Design Blogger based in Bahrain who celebrates simple, minimalist spaces.

Yasmeen will be guest posting the next couple of entries sharing tips on how to brighten up your work environment—a space where most of us spend a significant chunk of our time (whether you like it or not!). You can find Yasmeen over at IG @HonestSpaces – Enjoy!

Rejuvenating an Entryway and Workstation 

4 easy steps to transform your work space into a more
beautiful and functional area that you will look forward to every morning

  1. Add life with simple plants or flowers—you don't need much
  2. Freshen up the air with diffusers and candles of your choice
  3. Categorise and organise with simple office accessories (we love Muji!)
  4. Most importantly, have fun! Don’t be afraid to show off random items around the office, they have a way of adding interesting textures and colors as decorative elements! 




Bare, lacks life, incomplete



Welcoming, warmer tones, accommodating

Tip: The entrance is your visitor or client’s first impression of your company - make sure it looks alive and accommodating!

Plants with white pots from Singapore Flower via Carriage
Dark Amber diffuser from Zara Home (our favorite scent!)
Oak bench from Muji
Terrazzo plant pots from West Elm
Rug from Zara Home




Uncategorised, messy stationery



Organised, orderly, productive, yet welcoming and easy on the eyes

Tips: Categorising your documents and stationery may take some time, but it’s time worth investing. It increases your productivity and decreases your stress levels—you’ll know that everything is in its place, which makes it harder to make a mess.  And I totally recommend Singapore Flower’s Blossom Buddy subscription if you love surprises—you won’t have to make any decisions on what to choose, and you get the most creative mix of flowers! If you already know what you want, you can also choose from a beautiful selection via Carriage and have it delivered to your office. 

Mini Orchid from Singapore Flower via Carriage
Bonsai Plant from Singapore Flower in store
Flowers from Singapore Flower’s Blossom Buddy subscription
Dark Amber diffuser from Zara Home
Tissue box from Muji
Stationery organisers from Muji

Part two is here! Enjoy!