My home office is in the corner of our sunny spare bedroom. We do have a study but it is dark and gloomy and remains my husband’s man cave.
Best of both worlds
I had never really worked from home before the COVID-19 pandemic so when I first got set up I used the existing desk in the room. It’s an old school desk which originally belonged to my husband’s uncle – it comes complete with gouges and ink stains. I have since found out that it is one of the arts and crafts desks designed specifically for the Auckland University Clock Tower building by its architect Roy Lippincott (who also designed the Smith & Caughey building and actually helped design Canberra as Chief Draughtsman for Burley Griffin). However, I missed the standing desk I had in the office so purchased a cardboard standing desk online.
I now move between the two during the day. When I’m back in the office, the standing desk conveniently folds up and slips under the sofa.