Alicia Cox Thomson

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Alicia Cox Thomson

Alicia Cox Thomson is a digital media consultant and PR professional with a passion for all things pretty and creative. Some of her favourites include the city of Barcelona, costume designer Edith Head, butcher block countertops and the colour orange.

Makeover: Outdoor Office from Take It Outside

Posted by Alicia Cox Thomson Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:07 PM EST


The home office is quickly becoming a must-have as more and more people choose to work from home - and more employers encourage it. On this season 1 episode of Take It Outside, designer Kelly Deck worked with freelance journalist (and current ETalk reporter) Susie Wall. Susie had a gorgeous, calm office space indoors to work on her various assignments, but, living in Vancouver, she wanted to stretch her office outdoors.

Before: Susie's empty backyard

After: An inspirational and relaxing space to write

Kelly took inspiration from the indoor office, which had a soothing, Asian-influenced vibe. The driftwood and cream-coloured bowl on the desk are from the indoor office and are two of Susie's favourite things. She also had a small water feature indoors as she find the sound of running water relaxing under stress, so Kelly added a Buddha-themed water feature at the back. The white boards hanging on the fence are magnetic so papers can be attached and won't blow away.

What do you think? Do you have an outdoor working space?

Watch the full episode now

Topics: Makeovers, Decor, Office, Outdoor


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