No matter whether you spend Monday to Friday there or just a few hours, a home office should be a calm and inviting place where you can get work done efficiently. Styled to fit seamlessly with the rest of this atmospheric apartment overlooking downtown Johannesburg, this architect’s study is full of warm and welcoming styling ideas.
Of course, all good office design starts with selecting the right desk and chair for the job. The owner of this home wanted to place the desk prominently in the centre of the space and so selected the sleek COLMAR design, which looks exquisite from every angle. The generous desk’s clean lines and smooth veneer curves are then complemented by the primely positioned TOWNSVILLE dining armchair, which offers support and comfort in equal measure, while the more relaxed LE MANS armchair facilitates face-to-face meetings. Behind the desk, floor-to-ceiling storage keeps paperwork and reference materials within easy reach, while also providing a place to display favourite artworks and objects. By incorporating such personal touches, the workspace is able to blend effortlessly with the rest of the home.
If space allows, it can also be a good idea to incorporate some additional seating into your home office design for sit-down meetings with clients or colleagues. This can be as simple as one or two comfortable chairs and a side or coffee table. Here, for example, matching COPENHAGEN armchairs, featuring bespoke upholstery, are positioned on either side of a double-volume TARTU side table, while a SEVILLE cabinet provides additional storage and a touch of luxe. Full of character, these customised pieces add layers of texture, colour and unexpected materials to the space, balancing out the task-focused desk area while simultaneously adding to the study’s warm and welcoming ambience.