Enhance Your Home Office With These 13 Pieces
You've never had more control over the finer things in your workplace, nor has it ever been more important to make it feel like home.
The home office—or a dedicated work space—has never been a more universal want or requirement than in the past two years. But your work area doesn’t need to emulate the office and look like a cubicle, consisting of gray commercial furnishings with the only sign of life being a few framed photos of loved ones. We’ve selected some upscale options that will blend seamlessly into a home. Now you won’t dread “going to the office.”
The Regency style of the Farren Writing Desk by Ralph Lauren features inset leather panels with gold tooling, masterfully carved details and elegant brass hardware. $8,095, New Canaan.
The three-tier Dania letter tray from Bloomist is expertly crafted by woodworkers at Danish-brand Skagerak using traditional joinery techniques in FSC-certified European oak. $249.
On office chair should be comfortable, but we found one that is good-looking too. Safavieh’s Jakob desk chair is pretty in plush pink, blue, cream or gray velvet upholstery, paired with a gold tone swivel base. $399, Norwalk.
The Thackham bookcase was inspired by an antique that Michael and Lucy Vaughan found at an antiques fair in England. The Arts & Crafts style is created in an acacia wood and is part of Vaughan’s latest collection, Ellisfield. Price upon request, D&D.
Make room for the Delfern chair and companion ottoman. Hailing from the Positano Collection by David Phoenix for Hickory Chair, it provides a welcome reading and relaxing spot. Fashioned in walnut, the frame is sculptural in shape with a curved back, tusk legs and open arms, shown here in an espresso wood finish and leather upholstery. $4,185, available through Safavieh.
Century offers a mix-and-match program to create a custom, one-of-a-kind desk—just choose a base, then pair with a top. Made from sustainably-harvested Guanacaste wood found in South America, each live-edge slab displays unique characteristics, so no two pieces are alike. Price upon request, available through Wakefield Design Center.
Modern design and quality craftsmanship collide in the Element Credenza by Thos. Moser. The file cabinet rests atop a hardwood base with squared legs and is enhanced with leather-wrapped drawer fronts. The credenza is available in two- and four-drawer configurations in walnut or cherry wood. As shown, $8,400.
U.K. brand OKA is all about living well and living beautifully. The Grisewood library table lamp is quintessentially British in an antique design, fashioned from brass and iron in a delightful teal finish. $275.
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Fashioned from Atlantic blue resin with flakes of gold leaf, the Garden Box from Bunny Williams Home is topped with a cast mushroom and available in two sizes. The interior is lined in a mahogany-stained wood. $165.
The Hartley desk from Mr. Brown London fits perfectly into an office or living room. Its striking dark oak finish contrasts with white ironstone drawer fronts accented with blackened brass hardware. $2,395, available through Wakefield Design Center.
Spanish design studio Mermelada Estudio reinterpreted a ’70s-style bolstered lounge chair into a statement piece for CB2. Upholstered in a sumptuous chocolate faux mohair, the Martos office chair is rich and modern. The stainless steel frame and legs sport a polished nickel finish and the seat height is adjustable. $899.
Luxurious desk accessories from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams add the finishing touch to a home office. The Barnes collection offers a desk mat, wastebasket, pencil holder, storage boxes and bookends enveloped in gray leather and faux suede with decorative stitching. $34— $220, Greenwich.
The Intarsia Milano bookshelf from Artemest is smart looking from every angle in a dramatic double-sided Herringbone pattern. The inlay in white marble and black pear wood is handcrafted in Italy. $6,960.