Have you embraced the new work-from-home norm and picked some gorgeous home office furniture? Maybe now is the time! These readers explain what drove them to buy their favourite home office desks and more.
Tanya and Geoff Alcock, Canadian
Home Office Desk, Bookshelves and Day Bed
We were looking for some home office furniture that was functional and well made and that looked good and fitted with our new home. Initially, I didn’t expect to be working from home as much as I am now. When we originally bought the furniture, it was really intended for use in an occasional workspace that my wife would use during the day, and I would use when home during the evenings and weekends.
Our relocation advisor recommended a number of different furniture companies, and Gallery 278 was one of them. We liked the fact that their furniture was made from local solid teak wood and that it would be ready and waiting upon moving into our new apartment. Also, for anything that was not ready in time, a loaner would be provided for us to use until the purchased furniture arrived.
We ended up buying a teakwood home office desk, as well as some bookshelves and a day bed that can be turned into a queen bed, if we have guests. We wanted something functional but that would also be non-intrusive and practical if we needed to use the room for visitors.
We’re very happy with our home office furniture and we enjoyed working with Felicia from Gallery 278. She worked with us to furnish the condo in a way that we wanted but also allowed us to scale up or down as we got settled in and figured out what we needed and what we didn’t.
Jason Dsouza, Singaporean
Home Office Desk
We wanted to give the office of our pet relocation company a new facelift and were on the hunt for some home office tables to fill the space. While we were searching online for decent suppliers, we came across a range of good reviews of Woody Antique House at Dempsey, and these reviews turned out to correspond well with the quality of their products.
We ended up purchasing an elm wood work table in brown and black. The design is perfect, as it’s sleek and not bulky. We’re very happy with our new office furniture and wouldn’t hesitate to buy more furniture from Woody Antique House, if and when the time comes.
This article first appeared in the August 2021 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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