The home office
PUBLISHED: 13:25 07 June 2014
Keep your home workspace looking streamlined with bespoke desks and functional but personal touches
The Luca Alder Home Office range by Sharps comes in light oak and white options and can work in limited space, such as under the stairs. Features include curved worktops, display units, a range of cupboards and mixed height bookcases. All Sharps’ home offices are bespoke, with prices starting from £1,500 including design, manufacture, delivery and installation. Showrooms at Welling, 020 8301 5747, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 547453 and Aylesford (inside Homebase) 01622 792763
Woody Desk by Nidi Design from £400, available in eight colours and different sizes; Luce wall units single cube: £89; shelf with open-top shelf and door: £145; shelf with cube and open-top shelf: £110, www.nubie.co.uk or call 01825 724160
Mesh desk with copper finish £1,990, clip-on magazine rack £40, wire mesh wastebasket £69, Bowles and Bowles 0207 351 2130, www.bowlesandbowles.com
Canvas magazine file, £11.60, canvas filebox with 12 dividers, £16, filebox with eight files, all available from The Holding Company 020 8445 2888, www.theholdingcompany.co.uk.
House by John Lewis Lean Bookcase in black, £99, John Lewis Bluewater 01322 624123, www.johnlewis.com
Raft two-drawer lifestyle desk from £523, three-drawer glass cabinet from £1,099, Storage Screen from £1,040, all in natural Teak, Raft, Bromley 020 8208 7175 www.raftfurniture.co.uk
Crown Lifespace offers shelving and storage for home offices with a choice of more than 20 colours and styles to work with your decor, from around £1,700. a. This Lifespace Monaco Office setting is shown in a walnut- style finish OR b. This Lifespace Rialto Office is shown in a high-gloss oyster finish. Nicholas Harris Interiors Ltd, St Nicholas at Wade 01843-844800 or visit www.crown-imperial.co.uk.
Gaslift Calligaris Jam office chair, £192, www.limemodernliving.co.uk, 01892 512611
Decorate your working space to look professional but still stylish and homely with walls are painted in Little Greene’s Down 242, the alcove wall in Knightsbridge 215 and the window sills in Chimney Brick 247. Prices for paints start from £35 for 2.5L of Absolute Matt Emulsion (the desk shown is the Baya Desk, around £595 from Lombok). Little Greene stockists include Bell House Fabrics, Cranbrook 01580 712555 and Trindade and Bird Interiors, Maidstone 01622 663575 or visit www.littlegreene.com or call 0845 880 5855 for more information
Wallpaper, Robin 436-04 priced at £66 a roll from the Raphaël II collection by Sandberg, stockists include Lavender & Linen Interiors Westerham 01959594406 and Lenleys, Canterbury 01227766655 call 0800 731 9622 or visit www.sandbergab.se/en for more.
A home office, unlike any other room in the house, is somewhere you can make your own. Try a personalised map clock that features your choice of location from an 1896-1904 map of any UK street you provide a postcode for, £46 from The Contemporary Home, 02392 469400, www.tch.net
Keep surfaces clear with an oak desk tidy handcrafted from English Oak, £75, available from Clare Loves, 01794 874101, www.clareloves.co.uk
The loft can be a great place for a home office and if it has a skylight or sloping windows, vertical blinds are a good solution. The Ikat Denim vertical with a matching roller starts at £72 including measuring and fitting. For more information visit www.hillarys.co.uk or call 0800 916 6516
Match everything up with the new bamboo desk range from John Lewis – prices from £5 for a pen pot to £19 for a magazine file, John Lewis Bluewater 01322 624123, www.johnlewis.com
Try a bespoke home office featuring curved desk with tall ‘floating’ cupboards and Brilliante Bruno Quartz worktop, by Chamber Furniture, Halstead 01959 532553, www.chamberfurniture.co.uk
A home office from Rencraft features a mix of oiled oak, hand-painted cupboards and painted bookcases with oiled oak worktops to marry the two. Prices start from £3500, Rencraft, Sevenoaks 01732 762682 or Tunbridge Wells 01892 520730, www.rencraft.co.uk
John Lewis: Ashford TN25 4DT, Bluewater, Greenhithe DA9 9SA and Tunbridge Wells TN2 3UP, 08844 693 1766 or www.johnlewis.com
Fenwick: Canterbury, CT1 2TB 01227 766866 or www.fenwick.co.uk
Barretts Digital World: Wincheap, Canterbury CT1 3RH, 01227 767576 or www.barrettsdigital.tv
Nasons: Canterbury CT1 2SB, 01227 456755 or www.nasons.co.uk
Hooper’s: Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QT, 01892 530222 or www.hoopersstores.com