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; www.arloandjacob.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viceroy Grand Victorian fountain pen, £675, Yard- O-Led (www. yard-o-led.co.uk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garrat eight-drawer bookcase in chestnut, £1,450, Laura Ashley (03332 008009; www.lauraashley.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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