at home with Alfresco

The humble home office has come a long way in the last twenty years. As our lifestyles change, so do our homes and the way we use them. Gone (or at least, declining) is the need for large cumbersome filing cabinets and heavy timber desks to hold gigantic, old school Commodore 64's. The traditional home office was always strewn with loose papers, piles of newspaper clippings and cups brimming with pens and pencils.

Technology's advancement and how it effects the running of the household, now means we don't have to be locked away in the extra converted bedroom of the house. It allows us to be more present and closer to our partners and children whilst paying bills online, checking calenders and researching our next holiday. At Alfresco Emporium we are finding a real shift in what people are looking for in desks and office furniture.

Brown Rattan Desk with white Carver chair.

Having an office space or nook is now more convenient (and allows you to keep an eye on the kids doing their homework on the dining table) and with this need for convenience, allows us to choose furniture that blends and continues the style of the rest of the home. Our India Hicks inspired Bahamas Desk is free standing and so beautiful that you really don't want to tuck it away in a dark room. The size, practicality and style make it perfect to work from whilst being in the central part of the home.

A natural bamboo desk with black chair.

If you are still inclined to work in a quiet space, it is essential to put some thought into the design and style of your office. Create a space which is inspiring. Add photos, trinkets and vases with fresh flowers that make you happy and will give a positive vibe whilst you are working. Continue the decorating style you have in the rest of your home to create continuity and balance, however, this may also be a space you can get a little more creative in. If, like us, one of your favourite styles is plantation and it's not the style of the rest of your home, but you absolutely love it, well maybe your office is the space to introduce it. Choose rattan desk organisers, some shell detailing and a chair with character.

Happy working and stay inspired.

A collection of our top office products.
First Half:
Rattan Bahamas Desk, Seashell Cushion Natural, Rattan Waste Paper Bin Brown, Rattan Magazine Holder Brown, Carver Chair White, Printer's Tray.
Second Half:
Parrot Book Ends Jaune, Bamboo Desk & Chair Natural & Black, Rattan Tray Small Brown, Rattan Letter Holder Organiser Brown, Dynasty Ginger Jar, Palm Print Page 111, Newport Jute Rugs.