8 ways to give your space a hot, executive look

With a mix of sleek, elegant design and a chic palette of dark blues, blush and copper, working from home has never been so glam

Forget about the traditional 9-5 – most of us now work flexi-hours, with plenty of scope for being productive in the comfort of our own home. So why not create a space that perfectly suits the way we live today? Here are eight great ideas for giving your interior a modern, executive touch.

1. See things in a different light…

Forget bland corporate style, this lamp will make a work space your own.
Copper lamp, Bloomingville at Debenhams. Yves leather and black American walnut desk, Russell Pinch for Pinch. Canvas A4 letter boxes; and canvas file boxes, The Holding Company. Framed Fingerprint, Charlotte Morgan at Trowbridge Gallery.

2. Coffee to go

A crafted designer trolley turns elevenses into a stylish event.
Spritz Canaletto walnut trolley, David Lorenzo Dolcini for Porada. Brew cafetière, Tom Dixon. Design Letter mugs, Arne Jacobsen at Bodie and Fou. Eberson Cobalt rug, Designers Guild.

3. Smart thinking

A chic, well-turned-out grey sofa hits just the right note for an executive lifestyle.
Yard sofa, with adjoining marble-top oak table, Francesco Rota for Lema. Orrico coffee table in Rose Gold, Habitat. Jacques étagères, Jonathan Adler. Grayson Reach floor lamp, John Lewis.

4. Top dog

Command operations from a chair that looks the absolute business.
Healey lounge chair, Pearson Lloyd for Walter Knoll. Odyssey console table, Graham and Green. Out bottle, Paola Navone at Milk Concept Boutique. Hound I, French Bulldog, Lurcher and Hound II giclée prints, Sally Muir.

5. The new hot desking

This dining table doubles up as a rather grand desk – oh, the luxury of having space to spread out…
Eliot table, Giorgio Cattelan for Cattelan Italia. Tobias chairs, Ikea. Original 1227 desk lamps, Anglepoise. Something Tells Me painting by Harland Miller – see more of his work at White Cube.

6. Brief encounter

Make your travel bag a serious style statement. This cool blue number will set you apart from the crowd.
Leather travel bag, William & Son. Karlsson alarm clocks, The White Company. Shadows rug, Deirdre Dyson.

7. Executive suite

At the end of a hard day’s work, fall into a luxe modern bed with soft satin sheets.
‘B’ bed in Powder Blue novasuede, Sacha Walckhoff for Alcantara at Savior Beds. Mulberry silk bed linen in Dusky Pink, Silksleep. WaterRower rowing machine, The Conran Shop. Marcello laptop table, Dwell. Falling Cubes and Lattice A4 box files, Pentreath & Hall.

8. Dress the part

For a day filled with deadlines and dates in the diary, this dressing table is the ultimate refuge.
Grace vanity desk, Carlo Colombo for Gallotti&Radice. Giant safety pin ornament, House Doctor at Betty Bobbins. Impressions rug, Plantation Rugs. Classic satchels, The Cambridge Satchel Company.

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