Create an inspiring place to work with a garden view. By placing the desk by the window, the workspace remains light. A desk with a distressed finish echoes timber outside and a chunky chair matches the beams perfectly. Brighten up a window with a patterned blind, here in a country-style green shade to match the desk.
This violet-themed under sitting room and study is given a beautiful country feel with these heavy curtains and carpet. With a desk hidden away by the window looking out into the garden, it’s the perfect position to feel inspired.
Office space at home is often a dual-purpose option. Even a box room can take on this purpose with a single bed dressed as a sofa, while a cupboard holds the computer and the storage chest acts as a filing cabinet. The blind and curtain is made with Jane Churchill fabric and the bed and underbed storage is from Muji.
Lower walls painted in Mignon Green Light emulsion; upper walls in Cameo White emulsion, both £29.95 for 2.5ltr, Sanderson, www.sanderson-uk.com
Blind and curtain made in Sutton (J376F-03), £28 per m, upholstered in Stratton Stripe J365F/02, £36 per m, Jane Churchill, www.janechurchill.com
Birch single bed, £150; single mattress, £149; underbed drawer, £49; Muji, www.muji.co.uk
Filing ottoman, £420 (un-upholstered), Clock House Furniture, www.clockhouse-furniture.co.uk
Champagne throw, £165, Lombok, www.lombok.co.uk
In cupboard: glass jar with lid, £25, The White Company, www.thewhitecompany.com
Rattan box, £29; rattan pencil holder, £28 as part of desk set
White Oak flooring, from £22.49 per sq m, Quick-Step, www.quick-step.com
Hang bold paper behind a traditional dresser to bring it up-to-date. Display funky storage boxes and accessories to continue the contemporary look, and help the antique dresser feel part of your modern home.
Keep reminders and important information to hand with this unusual office notice board. Made from a single shutter from The New England Shutter Company, and painted with Farrow & Ball emulsion to suit the room, it’s an attractive and useful office accessory. Use Muji bulldog clips to secure notes to the shutter slats.
Patterned fabric blinds from Rubelli add colour to a home office, mirrored by fresh roses on the desk. Subtle colour on the tongue and groove walls, plus stylish accessories like the BoConcept lamp, create a calm workspace. An Artedona pink leather pen pot and Conran Shop letter rack keep the desk clutter-free.