THE NEAT NOOK
Demarcate a desk area in the corner of a sitting room or open-plan kitchen with built-in shelving. Here, a vintage desk conceals the radiator, the upholstered chair adds a splash of colour and antique-brass wall lights enhance the decorative effect.
Opt for a desk with drawers for storage. Empire desk, from £297, Scumble Goosie (scumblegoosie.co.uk)
Swap a bland chair for something more sittingroom friendly. Washakie linen chair, £320, Oka (oka.com)
Use several of these in place of a task lamp and free up desk space. Clematis wall light, £110, Pooky (pooky.com)
Choose stationery designed to be kept on display. Scallop Spine notebooks, £19.99, Papier (papier.com)