76 MARIECLAIRE.COM.MY May 2020 TEXT & IMAGES KATHARINE POOLEY LIMITED Katharine Pooley, one of the most sought-after interior designer share with us her top 10 tips for styling an inspiring home office Let’s Get #Tip 1 Make it personal. Add artwork framed photos, colourful lowers and objects you associate with happy memories, because even though you are working, this is your home make it feel happy #Tip 8 Chic frames add a depth of colour with photos of your family & friends they will remind you of happy times & be a great motivation. #Tip 2 Bronze & gold accents work well with soft neutrals to instantly freshen up your work area. #Tip 9 Why not update your screensaver to be something beautiful & uplifting? I ind seasonal lowers work really well just update them every week and move with the season. #Tip 6 Add a statement lamp it’s the easiest way to make your desk more elegant. #Tip 3 In a smaller room, opt for roman blinds rather than curtains to maximize your natural light, & use a large scale patterned fabric for added interest! #Tip 5 I always have jars of colourful sweets at hand on my desk, as they offer a much needed sugar lift & brighten up my desk beautifully. Creativ #Tip 10 Add a sculptural desk chair for a touch of glamour luted upholstery or metal tacking work well. #Tip 7 In a smaller apartment adding a neat desk to an alcove or window works well. It’s much more uplifting than facing a wall & at this moment in time we need our vitamin D more than ever. #Tip 4 Add a beautiful leather desk set & new stationery a sharp pencil is a sharper mind!