WFH? Well it’s time to upgrade your new found office space
‘Home sweet home’ can seem a little less saccharine when it’s the only space you have and will be seeing for the immediate future. The once innocuous fraying on your hand-me-down cushion-set can become the root of some irked scrutiny...
...And that Trainspotting poster that followed you from your university halls to your adult kitchen walls no longer sits quite as comfortably as the 'cynically ironic' way to cover your DIY botch-job.
Time for a refresh.
Whether you invest in the impossibly cool designs of British-born House of Hackney, or set out to revive your house’s artwork (or lack thereof) with a print from Dan Hillier, the illustration mastermind behind Royal Blood’s eponymous album cover, creating a space you can not just bare to be in, but actually want to be in, is an investment that will take you through self-isolation and beyond.
No, you may not be able to show your friends how a first-pressing of the White Album should *really* sound on your spanking-new turntable quite at this moment, but you sure as dammit can savour those sweet sounds solo for the moment. And that Majorelle blue power-pillow you painstakinhly, tertiary colour-matched to the rug? Admittedly, it’s something only your partner and pets will be marvelling over for the minute, but that needn't stop you smugly sharing it on social.
Think of it like an interiors-investment for your mental health. We’re not saying a new chaise-lounge will keep you calm, or reupholstering your settee will keep you sane, but it certainly will help, and gives you ‘hella excuse to throw the ultimate big fit furnishings-gathering when this all eventually blows over.
Peruse on for some Esquire approved, flex-heavy furnishings to get you started.
Amara, Cowhide Magazine Basket, AED654
Dani Hillier, Throne Giclee Print, AED354
Doing Good at Liberty London, Large Zebra Rug, AED798
Fornasetti, Citta Che Si Rispecchia Screen, POA
Gucci, Tiger Jacquard Stool, AED12,855
House of Hackney, Serpentis Vase, AED1,268
House of Hackney, Saber Bloomsbury Loveseat in Midnight, AED15,073
Linn, Klimax LP12 Turntable, POA
Saatchi Art, Oscar Manuel Vargas- NOMAD'S LAIR Framed 12x 9 inch Limited Edition Print, AED587
Seletti Paper at Farfetch, Fingers Cushion, AED334
Timorous Beasties, Slow Burn Chair 04, AED2,584
Versace Home at Farfetch, Logo Print Ashtray, Dhs1,333
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