As working from home continues to be the new normal, we have partnered with Oka to add style and personality to our own home offices – and help to inspire your study space, too
(LEFT) ROS IN HER COSY HOME STUDY IN BERKSHIRE; (RIGHT) JESS IN HER VIBRANT HOME OFFICE IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. IMAGES: THE HOME PAGE
As we always preach here at The Home Page, the most important thing about our homes is how they make us feel. And, as our homes continue to perform many more functions than merely a living space, creating an environment that makes us feel good is a real game changer. Nowhere is that more important in the current climate than our home office space. So often an afterthought, a hastily set-up desk in a cramped corner can have as much of a negative impact on our psychological state as our productivity. So, with the help of Oka‘s beautiful range of accessories, we have updated our own home office spaces and elevated them from an afterthought to a place that we enjoy spending our time, and we hope that they inspire you, too.
Ros’ Cosy Loft Study
IMAGES: ROSALIND SACK / THE HOME PAGE
My loft serves many functions: a spare bedroom, my husband’s office, a general dumping ground and the cat’s sleeping quarters. But I have commandeered this cosy corner under the eaves as my home study and, with the help of some carefully-chosen accessories from Oka, it has become a truly inviting space.
Traditionally, office spaces can feel cold and clinical, so I love the blend of warm, earthy tones and natural materials here, punctuated with bold monochrome. Layering texture is a great way to elevate any scheme and prevent it from feeling too ‘flat’ and uninviting. Every piece – from Oka’s natural wood-framed seaweed prints, to the rattan desk accessories (pen pot, tray and tissue box) and fabulous new patterned terracotta Cariape pots – brings warmth and interest.
Oka’s bronze finish Claudette Table Lamp with its glass shade in ‘smoke’ and fabulous monochrome Mesmer cushion with a rich red tassel are both elegant and versatile pieces that would sit well in a range of styles; both classic and contemporary. They add a masculine edge to the look and feel of the space and are both stylish and useful pieces for a comfortable work space.
From a neglected corner, to a beautifully cosy space; Oka’s elegant accessories have truly elevated my study and reflect my personality to a tee, making this room a joy to spend time in… Surely that’s what good design is all about.
Ros’ Oka shopping list:
- Mesmer Monochrome Cushion Cover
- Cariape Dashes Decorative Pot
- Cariape Triangles Decorative Pot
- Faux Double Eucalyptus Stem
- Claudette Table Lamp in Soot
- Seaweed Framed Prints (set of four)
- Rattan Gift Set (pen holder, tissue box holder and tray)
Jess’ Vibrant Office Space
IMAGES: JESSICA JONZEN / THE HOME PAGE
Before lockdown my spare room was a neglected afterthought, despite it playing a pretty important role in my home: a space for my husband and me to work, a room for our children’s piano and for guests to stay (when we were allowed to have those), as well as being a really useful place to dry the laundry. You can imagine the chaos.
To make matters worse, it was painted in an off-white shade, which in a North-facing room was utterly soul-sapping. An inspiring place to work it was not. So after redecorating in a warm blue paint, I took matters in hand and transformed it into a vibrant and welcoming home office with the help of some gorgeous accessories from Oka.
I wanted the room to feel sunny and inviting and things don’t get much sunnier than the Fern Framed Print which hangs over my desk. One of a set of six, they would make an incredible impact en masse but equally bring vibrancy when they are split up. The Daquin Lamp in Chinese Red looks great against the blue backdrop and I love that it doesn’t feel remotely ‘office-y’.
The Anduin Cushion Cover brings a wonderful print to the scheme while the fringing adds texture. On my desk, the Anozoria Paperweight adds interest while also keeping my paperwork in one place, and the Brush Pot in Bone serves as a stylish pen pot. The set of three Cottoret Mini Vases with their sculptural shapes are really visually pleasing, and my morning cup of coffee has been elevated into a luxurious experience thanks to my Isphahan Porcelain Mug. It’s all made for a joyful transformation.
Jess’ Oka shopping list:
- Fern Framed Prints (set of six)
- Daqin Lamp in Chinese Red with Pleated Shade
- Cotteret Mini Vases (set of three)
- Anozoria Paperweight
- Isphahan Porcelain Mug
- Brush Pot in Bone (used for pens)
- Anduin Cushion Cover
This feature is produced in partnership with Oka. All products are selected independently by The Home Page.
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