Cover Molteni&C Touch Down Unit workstation by Studio Klass, from P5

If the work-from-home arrangement is here to stay for you and your family, it’s time to refresh your home office for the new year with these chic furnishing and decor picks

Additional reporting by Cheryl Lai-Lim


When lockdown measures first went into effect in 2020, many homeowners fleetingly turned their living room or cosy, underutilised nooks in their abodes into a temporary workspace. Now, two years on with work-from-home arrangements becoming a mainstream fixture, a dedicated home office is increasingly becoming one of the most important design elements in our abode. 

A well-designed workspace should offer the ergonomics of an actual office. According to Lim Choon Hong, managing director at Xtra, a well-designed home office should preserve a sense of home but also function efficiently as a place for productive work. “Think about office ergonomics and be sure that the desk and chair you choose are the appropriate height for your body and can support you through many hours of use,” he says.

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Ann Lee, general manager at P5, says that it’s as important to have good lighting and sleek shelving systems. “The home office should always be separate from the bedroom. If possible, place your desk facing a window that looks out to trees or greenery; this can help improve concentration and creativity,” she says.

If space permits, Terence Neo, design director at Singapore-based interior design firm EightyTwo, suggests adding a reading nook. “If you have a nice, large window, create an enclosed reading nook within your home office with an armchair.” 

Here, we highlight some stylish furnishings and decor that will help you create a stylish and compact workstation at home.

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1. Baxter Libelle bookcase by Pietro Russo

Available from Space Furniture

2. Molteni&C Touch Down Unit workstation by Studio Klass

3. Okamura Cyanara by Andreas Krob and Joachim Brüske

4. Hay Cloche table lamp by Lars Beller Fjetland

Available from Hay

5. Vitra Uten.Silo by Dorothee Becker

Available from W.Atelier

6. Daiki armchair by Studio mk27

Available from Minotti

 

 

7. Opinion Ciatti Macis desk by Lapo Ciatti

Available from Space Furniture

8. Muuto Restore baskets by Mika Tolvanen

9. Ferm Living Clio Muses vase

Available from Xtra

10. Mate magazine holder

Available from Flexform

11. Vision 20/20 floor lamp by DCW Editions

Available from Xtra

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