Rosie Paterson selects home-library furniture to create the perfect ambiance for your study.

A study should be a quiet place for reflection and contemplation, for concentration and respite from the world. They are traditionally masculine spaces but of course in this day and age there’s no reason why a girl can’t have her own study – lots of us work from home these days.

Below are a few pieces which would go well in a traditional space – some good, solid pieces of furniture are important, as are the useful log holder and magazine rack and some high quality lighting.



Helena armchair in Folk-Cappuccino, £910, Arlo & Jacob (0333 122 5391;













Viceroy Grand Victorian fountain pen, £675, Yard- O-Led (www.













Garrat eight-drawer bookcase in chestnut, £1,450, Laura Ashley (03332 008009;













Mahogany crossbanded writing desk, £1,840, Brights of Nettlebed (01491 641115; www.brightsofnettlebed.













Tram carpet, £136.80 per square metre, Tim Page Carpets (; 020–7259 7282)













Magazine holder in embossed green mock- croc leather, £425, Linley London (; 020– 7824 7223)













Somerset log holder in brushed steel, £305 excluding VAT, Chesney’s (020–7627 1410;













Original 1227 fixed floor lamp, £135, Anglepoise (02392 224450;

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