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4 home office looks to beat work woes

JUN 13, 2017 | By Ayman Contractor
L-R: Define your space with a monochrome palette and a pop of metal. Photograph by Altaf Khan, Styling by Natasha Agarwal
An indo-western workspace mixed with some beautiful antiques. Photograph by Jignesh Jhaveri/Photolink, Styling by Mrudul Pathak Kundu; The calming view of Mumbai's seaface provides a quaint working corner.
A makeshift corner in your bedroom can also provide for a calm escape.
Photographs by Fabien Charuau, Styling by Mrudul Pathak Kundu.
Today, the way we work has revolutionised, it isn’t just a 9 to 5 existence with self-made businesses, freelancers and even corporates opting to operate from home. But, when you use your laptop to work on your bed, it blurs what is personal and professional space. Even if it isn’t possible to demarcate a special room, making a small corner your work area, helps maintain balance in your home. Personalise it with a colour scheme, artwork or by setting it against a windowsill.
1. Rishabh Shah’s million dollar viewThe view from the tenth floor was what drove entrepreneur Rishabh Shah to decide on his apartment. Varrun Motihar of Mova 1 studio designed the space with shades of cherry mahogany. The study was placed in the living room, adorned with a Dak Bangla desk and Coral Reef chair, both from Portside Cafe. Overlooking Mumbai’s famous Sea Link and dynamic skyline, Rishabh’s study provides a calm haven for him.
2. Lisa Ray’s meditative retreatDesigned by writer Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, Lisa Ray’s peaceful nook evokes the days she spent in Matheran and when she first arrived in Mumbai in the ‘90s. A small workstation was fashioned in her bedroom, not wanting to dedicate an entire room. Styled with a custom desk, white lamp and Lalitha Lajmi painting, her quaint corner overlooks Bandra’s commotion with ample natural light beaming in.
3. A crisp monochromatic corner Light grey Kensington wallpaper from Nilaya by Asian Paints forms the background for this clean and sophisticated work space. Resting on a black T-system aluminum and glass table from Burosys, is a table lamp from Mozaic, Uomo Cubo Bianco clock from Sidewalks of the World, aluminum Airplane from Apartment 9 and the Sterling Deer from Address Home. The Louis Ghost Chair by Kartell from Santorini and a black leatherette magazine stand from Apartment 9 complete the look.
4. Parmesh Shahani’s work table drives away work blues.Combining his guestroom and study, Parmesh defines the room with the Ranthambore wallpaper by Sabyasachi for Nilaya by Asian Paints and the abstract Aditi Singh artwork. Scattered on the table are a collection of antiques, including a vintage brass jug, handmade lamp made from recycled pipes by Maker’s Asylum, an antique box from a Jaipur bazaar and a custom laptop case by Nappa Dori. This workspace is in sync with the rest of his home, a blend of traditional and modern.
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