Posts Tagged ‘office style’

This week at Angel + Blume we’re taking a look at the various kinds of workspaces in the home. No matter what space you have to work with, be it a whole room dedicated to the cause, or just a little corner of the room, it’s vital to make sure that the space is well executed. Whether you’re running an entire business out of your home or organising a hectic family life, the space you work in has to be just right. We’ve put together a little guide together of what we think makes a great study or workspace, and a few examples of some previous spaces that Angel + Blume have created for a little inspiration!

Often we find ourselves having to double up a room’s function, and so a study may also need to be a spare room as well. Less is always more in these situations and what can look amazing is a beautiful antique writing desk, placed nicely in the corner of a room, making it not just a functional piece of furniture, but decorative as well.



If your style is more contemporary and an antique desk doesn’t meet the bar, there are heaps of stylish, modern desks out there. A few of my favourites on the market at the moment come from Gillmore Space and Lombok.


‘The Walnut Gerrit Writing Desk’ from Gillmore Space


This desk Gillmore Space is a beautiful, strong design, making it the perfect piece for the focal point of a whole study, or as a singular piece in a multi-functional room; it offers functionality whilst still maintaining style.

If you wanted something with a more industrial look to it, this Artisan desk by Lombok would make a great feature piece in any room, and has a minimalist, no clutter kind of feel to it.


‘Artisan Honeycomb Desk’ from Lombok


If you’re carrying out professional work in your home then it’s essential to make sure that your surroundings can accommodate your needs, from storage to additional seating, everything plays a key role in making you as work-productive as possible but also evoking the right setting for visitors (be it clients or business partners).

Anglepoise lamps are an iconic design in the world of lighting, and they won’t be bested when it comes to those late night work sessions. This season Anglepoise teamed up with designer Paul Smith to create some ultra sleek designs. There a great addition to any study to keep morale levels high and add a little retro style to your surroundings.


‘Type 75 Desk Lamp – Edition 2 by Paul Smith’ from Anglepoise


When creating an office inside of a home having a flexible seating arrangement is great for accommodating extra bodies when need be. Depending on the level of formality needed, armchairs and sofas can make the space look fantastic.

Angel + Blume created this space for a client to work as both a media room and as an office.



Armchairs from Gotham were used to make a comfortable, yet professional setting so that the room can easily transfer between its functions. Gotham has some absolutely stunning designs that can work in both a professional and relaxed setting.


‘The Ulysse Armchair’ from Gotham


‘The Calaf Armchair’ from Gotham


For extreme glamour and sleekness, Bolier is an absolute must! Their designs are real timeless, classic style pieces that will last a lifetime. My favourite design in their collection at the moment is the Domicile Curved Back Lounge Chair.



‘Domicile Curved Back Armchair’ from Bolier


Below is a perfect example of how to create a workspace within a living area. When you don’t need a focused atmosphere and are looking for something a little more social, incorporating the computer into a lively part of the house is a great idea. In a space like this you could add a few interchangeable home accessories to work with the space.




For a more relaxed arrangement in your workspace, adding a few cushions into the mix will make your work seem a lot less strenuous. Everything Matthew Williamson does for Osborne & Little is outstanding and his cushions are no exception!


‘Sunbird’ from Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little

A great piece from Rockett St George is this gorgeous embossed brass cabinet, which is perfect for containing all your files whilst still looking beautiful.


‘Embossed Brass Cabinet’ from Rockett St George

Or for a contemporary alternative, check out Chaplins, who create some stunning designs, including this elegant cabinet.

‘Lochness Cabinet’ from Chaplins


It’s always important to give yourself a little treat when you’re working hard, and this may take the form of a little bit of artwork to gaze at every so often and have a sneaky daydream. Byard Art always has great pieces by amazing artists, and with quite a diverse range everyone is likely to find something to take their fancy. One of my favourites is this ‘Running Cheetah’ by Lucy Kinsella, perfect for placing on the end of your desk.


‘Running Cheetah’ by Lucy Kinsella from Byard Art


Another favourite is this dreamy landscape piece by Felicity Keefe, which will be a great little detox for the mind in times of stress!


‘The Brooding Sky’ by Felicity Keefe from Byard Art

However big or small, or how much it’s used, crafting the perfect workspace in your home will make all that work seem just a little bit easier, and maybe a little bit more fun!

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Film Friday is back! And this time we’re bringing you one very stylish office space from The Devil Wears Prada. This film is so crammed with gorgeous interiors and fashion that it was impossible to fit it all into one blog post, so for this film i’ll be bringing you not one but two posts full of delicious interior images.

First up this week is Miranda’s office at Runway magazine; this is definitely a fashion-worthy space. To start with you have that iconic New York skyline framed by large sweeping windows; paired with a totally impractical pale cream carpet and crisp white walls the whole space feels light, airy and literally on top of the city. Perfect for a power hungry Editor. Next up you have that fabulous glass desk and the leather power chair for Miranda to sit and glower in. I especially love the fact that the two smaller chairs on the other side of the desk  (for clients to cower in) are strategically lower than Miranda’s chair.

The whole scheme is monochrome, the only colour provided by plants  books and rows of perfectly lined up San Pelligrino bottles. Control freak? Miranda? How would you guess? The white panelled walls provide a suitably luxe backdrop and the deep windowsill doubles up as a window seat or bookcase. This monochrome scheme is further reinforced by the black coffee table just visible here with a vase full of fresh cream roses on top.

Guarding the entrace to Miranda’s office, the reception areas are just as understately glam, note the orange leather filing cabinets (Hermes orange for those fashion types amongst you) and glossy wooden desk. Not a post-it note in sight.

You know this isn’t your average office when Giselle makes an appearance as an office worker. The interiors really have to work hard when competing with supermodels and designer clothing at every turn; fortunately this gorgeous desk lamp and leather lined desk shelf are more than up to the job.

devil wears prada office

Yes there are some pretty gorgeous shoes on show in this image, but my eye is drawn to the cluster of framed prints and striking mirror displayed on the wall above the desk. And that drinks trolley (just on show on the right) is pretty fabulous too; a step classier than your average water cooler.

And finally – Just in case you’re wondering, this is a photo of Anna Wintour’s office (Actual editor of Vogue). Look familiar?

Image credits: Firsthouseontheright, Design wonderland, Celebrity Wonderland, Herald de Paris, bellegaiji, Film School Rejects

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