Adapting With The Times – Home Office Designs

It comes as no surprise that we are designing more and more home offices within our projects, as working from home become a more permanent feature in our lives. 

Creating a flexible working space is important, especially living in London where space is a premium. However home offices can also be attractive in their own right. 

For a penthouse project we recently completed, we designed a home working space-come-guest bedroom in one of the bedrooms. 

The clients were thinking practically and knew that they would need a space to be working from home more. They didn’t want to give the room away completely to a home office, so we designed an elegant home-study-guest-bed-room which provides a peaceful working space overlooking the incredible views of London, whilst easily transforming into a welcoming guest bedroom. 

This room achieves a lot. It is functional and glamorous. 

We sourced an elegant desk to sit in the dual aspect window, which not only looks the part, it is 150cm wide so provides a decent working surface for screens and necessary working equipment. It has subtle brass inlays and feet, ribbed frontage and curved lines, which soften up the very straight lines of the new-build apartment. 

The brass detailing works with the touches of brass in the sideboard to the right of the desk, and with the gold shade of the curtain fabric, the flecks of gold in both the artwork and antiqued mirror installed on the wall. 



Rather than using only paint or only wallpaper, we added depth to the space by decorating the walls in a combination of paint, wallcovering and mirrors.

Incorporating some antiqued mirror created the feeling of more space in what is a relatively small room, but a room that works really hard. The rich blue paint shade is Hick’s Blue, Little Greene. We chose a linen shade wallpaper by Atfield for the sofa/headboard wall, and the mirrors were created bespoke to fit from floor to ceiling. 

Bespoke sheers and blackout curtains have been installed; the sheers help to block some of the sunlight coming through in the day as well as providing privacy, and the curtains can be used for a good night’s sleep, when the sofa is turned into a double bed for guests. 

The sofa hides a trundle bed underneath it, which can be used to have the option of two single beds, or joined together to become a double bed. It is a really elegant design. 



We also designed a curved corner storage unit which was bespoke made to fit the room, to give the clients more space to store their items – both hidden and open shelving for that added flexibility, especially useful when the room is being used as a guest bedroom. 



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