Norton Ellis Architects have now been working from home for seven months due to the Coronavirus restrictions. What started as a temporary arrangement is now becoming a more permanent feature in the working lives of many people.
Looking back at our projects we have reflected on two different approaches to a home working space.
The Fitzrovia Mews project had a mezzanine space in the roof above the kitchen/ dining room. This space could be used for a temporary work space with plenty of natural light, it could also be used as an occasional sleeping platform for unexpected guests. This modern design gives flexibility of use in a small space.
Our Knightsbridge Mews project was also open plan but had a dedicated study space off the main living area. A glazed screen separated the study from the living room, whilst still providing natural light. The purpose built joinery was clad in padded leather to create a quiet calm environment and add a touch of luxury. The joinery incorporated a built in desk to save space, low level filing drawers, a recessed TV on a swivel bracket and display shelving. An air conditioning unit was concealed in a cupboard. The lighting was on dimmers designed to give both task lighting at the desk and to create a more relaxed ambience for watching TV. This study has been carefully designed to provide a bespoke design tailored to the needs of our client.