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The home office in Summer can be well a little dull.
When the sun is beaming in through the windows, the thought of working outside in the garden can be so tempting. So why not take your office outside and surround yourself with the natural delights of the Summer, or bring the outdoors in with plenty of foliage and fresh scented candles.
Whether you have a garden ‘shoffice’, work from your family dining table or have a cosy desk nook, the selection we’ve put together will help you bring the outside in.
Source: 1, 2, 3. Pictured: the Fritz Hansen Series 7 Chair & Vitra DSW Eames Plastic Side Chair Dark Maple Base.
White furniture offsets lush, green foliage brilliantly. Create an indoor sanctuary by filling your space with indoor plants, but don’t forget to leave room to actually work!. Get the look by choosing chairs like the Vitra Eames DKR wire chair with its open grid design or the simple DSR plastic side chair.
Let’s take it Outside
Lightweight seating is essential for office furniture that’s going to be used indoors and out. Depending on the amount of space you have chooser chairs and simple sofas which can easily be carried on your own. Grey neutral hues work particularly well in both environments and hey, if you’ve got the space why not add a vertical garden wall for extra impact.
Source: 1, 2. Pictured: the Vitra DSW Eames Plastic Side Chair Yellowish Maple Base.
Wooden desks fit right in, helping you bring the outdoors in. Natural woody tones complement a variety of different interior décor styles. Re-create the look by pairing your choice of wooden desk with the classic Louis Poulsen NJP white table lamp.
A Design Classic
The Vitra Eames EA 217 Soft Pad Office Chair & Vitra Eames EA 117 aluminium chair are office essentials designed for comfort, surprisingly lightweight and durable. So when you take a break, it’s an ideal choice to wheel outside or watch the beautiful scenery from your home office vista with a cuppa.
Shine a Light
If you’ve got distracted during the day and need to play work catch up as the night draws in, add light to the balmy Summer nights. The Anglepoise Original 1227 Giant Outdoor Floor Lamp and Giant Outdoor Wall Mounted Lamp are a supersized version of the originals made for outdoor use. Angle how you see fit and take inspiration from the starry evening sky as you slowly sip a red wine and put the finishing touches to that long awaited report.
Shoffice spaces are often best designed simply, with low cost interior surfaces taking centre stage. Complement this with a Scandi inspired interior scheme that will work just as well for one as it will for a meeting of minds.
Get the look with the Hay Copenhague chair that can be stacked vertically to create extra room.
And remember if you are taking your indoor furniture outside, don’t forget to bring it back indoors to the comfort of your home; the British weather is too unpredictable and it won’t like the rain!
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