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Five ways to pimp your home office

With WFH now the norm, the dining room table just isn’t cutting it any more, but we’ve got the answer – a glam garden room is what you need. Here’s where to get one and how to style it.

Fancy an office pod so you can work from home in style? Why wouldn’t you. Here’s our pick of the best and what you should get to make them a true home from home – and from mostly local suppliers (result!)

Swoon-worthy office pod

The first thing you’re going to need is an office, and we’re obsessed with these absolutely stunning garden rooms from Warwickshire company Gpod. They’re a modern design but totally eco-efficient too (so won’t cost you a bomb to heat, result). Kit it out for a cool office where you can escape the kids, which doubles as an adult hangout where you can enjoy a glass of wine in peace.


A house is not a home without plants, so why should your garden room be any different? The best bit about this ‘Mother-in-law’s tongue’ plant (yes, really) from Burford Garden Co is it’s perfect for beginner gardeners, so no green thumbs needed, and it’ll help purify the air in your home office. One for every shelf, please!

Pretty yet practical desk

So if this is your office, you’re going to need a desk. And if you spend hours chained to it then why not go for one as chic as this? An asymmetric style with slim-line legs, an oak veneer and a satin-lacquered workspace in either white, mustard or olive green, you can’t go far wrong with this beauty from Oxford-based Central Living.

Coffee machine

If you’re working all day then you’re going to need a coffee, and nipping up to the house or ordering in can get tiring (and you’re a busy woman!). Treat yourself to DeLonghi’s newest PrimaDonna model to keep you dosed up with caffeine. It’s so smart, it even comes with a linked app that lets you tweak your coffee to your exact preferences and save it as a personal recipe – no more burnt Starbucks for us, thanks.

Cool artwork

You’ve got the cool garden room, now make sure you get the Zoom meetings off to a good start with a statement art piece to break the ice. We love these floral canvases by Parisian artist Nathalie Maquet, as sold by Woodstock gallery Darl-e and the Bear.

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