If there’s one space we’ve seen become more and more vital in homes all over the world, it has to be the office. Blame it on the growing freelance economy, the grown children spending longer at home or simply the increase in flexible work solutions; however you look at it, the home office seems likely to become a stalwart of any modern home.
As the study space has become more entrenched in our homes, so too has its style; no longer restricted to ugly chairs or clinical lamps, the home office of today can be as unique and personable as the rest of your home. To up your own home office game we take inspiration from favourite spaces and pieces that make for an interior that brings a sense of professionalism without compromising the atmosphere of home.
Smooth and Soothing
Even when you’re slammed with work, a calming palette of hues and materials will help create a calming home office space. We love the way Cassie James-Herrick of CJH Studio has paired brass accents with soft greys and smooth timber in this Melbourne home.
A freestanding desk adds a sense of space and luxury to any office area, and this piece from Luke Furniture gets our vote for its minimal form and rich hardwood and cast iron materiality. As the type of table that feels timeless yet effortlessly modern, it’s a worthy investment.
While function is no doubt the most important factor in choosing an office chair, form shouldn’t have to be compromised. Chosen by the ladies at Golden as their ideal office chair, the Officina Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec at Cult radiates style and sophistication while being supportive and comfortable to work in.
As this Townhouse in Toulouse by RMGB Architects proves, you really can fit a study space anywhere. Here, custom joinery cleverly tucks away a workspace within sleek floor to ceiling cabinetry. We recommend a wall desk like the Cupertino by ARDE at BoConcept to create a space that can be used and stowed away as required.
Lektor Desk Lamp
With its Scandinavian silhouette and brass elements, this Rubn Lighting desk lamp is sure to suit all styles and spaces. A standout feature is the raw brass swivel detail, which enables the lamp to be directed as you like.
Make A Statement
If you’re sharing your study with a bedroom, living area or other space, why squash it into the background when it can stand out? Doherty Design use bold forms and design objects to make this study space an expression of creativity in this Ivanhoe Home. What could have been a bland corner instead catches your eye and invites you to sit down and create.
Eames Management Chair
A classic for good reason, this iconic Eames design can still be seen in many a design-sensitive office the world over. Comfortable, elegant and adaptive to any interior, it continues to remain a favourite for office spaces small and large.
For younger members of the family, often a study space coexists with a bedroom – and while the old ‘desk under a bunk bed’ might conjure up IKEA connotations, in this Barcelona penthouse Susanna Cots demonstrates it’s still an effective tactic to make these personal spaces work harder. Instead of buying off the shelf, here the built-in bunk looks like it’s floating above, while the spacious desk area looks more considered than tacked-on.
When faced with limited space or storage solutions, a unified solution like this BoConcept desk is a winning solution. Fittingly described as ‘the organiser’s dream’, this office system offers structure and space without losing a sense of the aesthetic.