A Stylish Space To Work At Home

Our homes have never been more important. Finding somewhere to work that's quiet and doesn't interrupt family life too much is tricky, especially if space is limited.

There's a lot to deal with and trying to make things as normal as possible is vital. If there's a space you can make your own while the world changes around us, it can be smart and stylish too.

One of the best places, where it's probably a little calmer, is close to a window. Being able to look out on to a garden, terrace or a balcony is a great place to head for even if the new 'office' is now the end of the kitchen table. A chair by a window with good light for reading, or that all important coffee break, is just as useful. Foliage and flowers will help keep the spirits up, while maintaining a comfortable room temperature, between 19°C and 22°C helps aid productivity.


James Hare Blind: Rumba Stripe, Swallow, £81. Chair: Corolla, Popcorn, £58. Cushion: Regal Silk, Firebird, £57. Lampshade: Orissa Silk, Mademoiselle, £36.

James Hare Curtain: Swing, Caramel, £95. Chairs: Corolla, Agapanthus, £58. Cushions: L to R; Corolla, Tokyo, £58. Swing, Linen, £95.

Tom Lane Grey Herringbone throw: £60. Made from a Pure New Wool, measuring 150 x 180cm. This neutral colour sits perfectly in any room and complements the surrounding shades. The Herringbone is a classic and smart design.

Sophie Allport Woof Draft Excluder: £38. This wheat draught excluder is covered in Sophie's illustrations of wirehaired dachshunds, springer spaniels, cocker spaniels, black labradors, pugs, jack russells and fox red labradors; a charming way to keep draughts at bay.