Putney, Loft Conversion Contemporary Home Office & Library, London
Inspiration for a contemporary home office and library in London with white walls, carpet, a built-in desk and beige floors. — Houzz
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Lucy Meek added this to
Pack in plenty of storageThe smaller the space, the more it’s essential to squeeze in a good slice of storage. Here, deep, boxy open shelves run right to the ceiling and keep books and files contained and to hand at the same time. A full-height cupboard, meanwhile, keeps other essentials tidily out of sight.
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Drench in daylightA loft conversion makes a great space for a made-to-measure desk area. If there’s room, extend it beyond one side of the room and include some shelving. No matter what your view, it’s always best to have your desk facing a window for maximum light. If there’s a lack of natural light, consider installing sun tunnels or roof windows.
Rachel Christie added this to
Switch offClear your desk of files and paperwork and turn off your computer, completely, to feel far more at peace when you slip into bed – especially if your desk is in your bedroom. Clearing surfaces is especially therapeutic.
Cathy Rebecca added this to
Enjoy your workspaceDesign your desk area so it works for you. The table top can be narrower than standard if space is tight, and your bespoke desk can be specially designed to store your particular equipment and hide any cables you might use. Even the simplest of desks can be beautiful, and if it’s situated in a reception room, it could double up as a display area for art or as a sideboard when you entertain.Discuss your ideas with a carpenter, who will make and fit your desk using the materials you specify. The procedure for working with a craftsperson is to discuss the design you want in detail. For a fee they will then go away and produce a design. Only once the design is agreed upon will a quote be given. Once accepted, the construction can begin. Who to approachCarpenters, furniture makers, interior designers.
Sara Emslie added this to
Create the illusion of space with horizontal stripesMake use of the patterns and designs of fabrics to their best effect to maximise the feeling of space. A bold lateral stripe will give the illusion a room is wider than it is, and so is perfect for a narrow corridor or compact office space. Painterly stripes and ombre effects are a real trend at the moment and are ideal for creating a softer mood in a room.Get expert advice on choosing window treatments for the whole house
Victoria Harrison added this to
Tuck it under a deskPutting a bulky desk in front of the window in this small home-office would have boxed in the radiator and taken up too much space. This bespoke corner desk is a really neat solution, as it skims over the top of the radiator and neatly encloses it, without blocking it entirely. As a result, the warmth can freely circulate, no valuable space is wasted between the desk and the window and the radiator becomes one small element of the room, rather than dominating its design.