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Inspire productivity with a stylish update to your home office Working from home has never looked so good! Anna Morley checks out how to employ creative style ideas to make your study a welcoming, efficient space.


HETHER you have a man cave, a rustic retreat or a modern, purpose-built study, you can easily refresh your current home office to create a stimulating environment. Invest time in your redesign and use stylish storage, on-trend accessories and clever lighting ideas to make your space as appealing and as conducive to work as possible. Our style tips focus on products from independent retailers across the region.

Table lighting Having a desk light that can be angled will not only keep your mind on track, but your work project in focus too. It can also help eliminate shadows and ease eye strain. For a beautiful selection of lighting, try Lumison Lighting and Harborough Lights

Harborough Lights Enna desk light, £POA

Lumison Lighting mini copper upside-down tripod table in black, from £71.50

Flooring Think about a hard-wearing short-pile carpet or rug or even hard wood or laminate flooring for a practical under-chair solution. Try the ranges at Barefoot Flooring or Brookside Carpets & Curtains.

Barefoot Flooring has a large range of wooden flooring

Lumison Lighting Scandi black metal desk lamp, £120

Farrow & Ball “India Yellow” No.66, £43.50 per 2.5 litres

Farrow & Ball “Manor House Gray” No.265, £43.50 per 2.5 litres



Decor Change the mood of a room with a new wall colour. Be bold and go for vibrantly rich shades to inspire the senses. Farrow & Ball paint is available from stockists including Kent Blaxill and Chez Soi. Brookside Carpets & Curtains Sisal “Bubbleweave Acapulco” carpet with a single “Rainbow Bleu” border, from £167 per sq m

Rutland Living Sept 2017  
Rutland Living Sept 2017