Whether you are working from home full time post-pandemic, or splitting your time between your business office and commuting as far as your spare room, it’s vital that your work space is not only comfortable and inviting, but also motivational. Let’s face it – an unorganised and cluttered work space is not going to inspire your best work each day.

This was precisely the dilemma facing interior designer Lou Wolfenden, whose oddly shaped home office was so chaotic due to a lack of storage that the thought of inviting clients in for a meeting filled her with fear. Fortunately for Lou, the space was flooded with lovely natural light thanks to a rooflight and picture window overlooking the garden – so it was simply a case of tackling the clutter with some refined storage and restyling the space with an elegant colour scheme to make it client-ready. 

  • If you are planning a home makeover like Lou’s, we have masses of ideas and helpful advice on what to do and where to start in our house renovation piece.

Interior designer Lou Wolfenden transformed her home office space

Beautiful bespoke cupboards make the most of Lou’s awkwardly shaped room and help keep the long, narrow space smart and orderly. ‘This space needed to be multifunctional; somewhere for me to work, cupboards to store my files and samples, and also an inviting space to meet clients,’ she says. Bespoke cupboards and circular handles, Goodwood Interiors. Cupboards and woodwork painted in Studio Green, Farrow & Ball. Blind fabric, Romo. ‘Silence’ print, French For Pineapple. Pen pot, Birdie Hall

(Image credit: Sarah Rider)

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The owners Interior designer Lou Wolfenden (@house_of_wolf_interiors; house-of-wolf.com), her husband, Tom, who works in finance, and their three children, Edie, Bas and Otto
The property An extended six-bed 1960s detached house in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Total project cost £5,000