Guards Polo Club – Interiors Special
Among the many lessons we have learnt over the past year of lockdown is that, for many of us, working from home is the new reality. Where the emphasis has traditionally been on the home as a place to relax and escape from the workplace, that very same workplace is now likely to be in your home. But to be effective – even pleasurable – your workspace needs to be a dedicated environment. As Jo Hamilton points out: “Getting it right now that work and home are more intertwined than ever, is as good a reason as any to create the bespoke home that best suits you and your family. That applies to how you work, just as much as how you relax.”
For many of us, the most desirable place to work is in an outside space – a choice that has numerous advantages, according to Jo van Riemsdijk of Modulr, designers of bespoke outdoor home offices. “Having a workspace in your garden means that your work life is separate to your home life – this creation of a ‘destination’ produces a boundary between the two,” she explains.