My home office {Pictures + future plans}

My home office {Pictures + future plans}

Working from home has its positives and not-so-positives. My home office is just a little space borrowed from my dining area. Luckily we have an open plan home, so nobody has asked me what a computer is doing so close to the dining table! The main positive is that I am always in the company of my family members, especially when I work! Also, I am so close to the kitchen, that I can go grab a coffee in 1 minute flat. Wait, that’s not a plus, is it? I can never decide, because I cannot imagine shifting to a more quiet corner of my home, or working without my coffee!

My home office

I was recently contacted by the lovely people from WeWork, a co-working company, and they wanted to see the space I blog from.

chair with cushions

My workspace has the usual stuff really – an old-fashioned media table, a message board hung on top, and some necessities like pencil holders, a much-loved picture and a home-designed family calendar, a desktop, telephone line, etc.

I also keep a few knickknacks – a statue of a sweet Arab man with his hookah (a keepsake from my days in Kuwait), a Bethlehem bell, a t-light, and a replica of the London double-decker bus.

I love fabrics and textures. I work barefoot just to have the feel of a warm rug under my feet. My very ordinary chair is dressed up with cushions.

I love to play around with colors but I like to change things around every few weeks – usually this coincides with the end of a project 🙂 – so I keep changing the runner/ rugs/ cushion covers around my work space. This being the monsoons, I can’t find any flowers in the garden downstairs (we live in an apartment). So I make do with tiny ferns and cut-off branches in little glass jars. I detest artificial flowers.

I “store/hide” pencils, scissors, staplers, and glue-sticks in an old coffee tin, and I store my chargers, cables, and gadgets in an old brass box.


Much as this table/ space suits me, it will change. Not immediately, but when the kids are a bit older, and don’t need too much supervision, I will

1. Move my office to the other part of the living room, right next to a large window, hopefully after kicking the caffeine habit! 🙂
2. Replace the table and chair: I am eying this gorgeous Mango wood Alexander table from Pepperfry. My chair needs to be more ergonomic as well, though I rather like the comfort my cushions currently provide.
3. I will eventually let go of my desktop (I just bought a new one last year, and I love the comfort of desktops, but I know there will be a time when it will just have to go!), and get myself a more compact, leaner, meaner machine.

And right away I plan to add wallpaper plus personalize the magnetic board with some craft paper.

Hope you have beautiful plans for the weekend. See you next week!!


  1. Functional and very neatly organized. Are those painted baskets on wall Sharon? very Pretty!!