Home office style: Decorator dream

Be inspired by this interior stylist's pretty workspace
John Downs

HB contributor, interior decorator and author of The Thoughtful Home, Tahn Scoon juggles magazine and client work with writing and styling her next book, Luxe Vintage

A lover of all things vintage, her office is furnished with upcycled op-shop pieces.

Tahn Scoon
(Credit: John Downs)

What are your office must-haves?

“Inspiration boards. I’m quite messy so I try to create some order by ‘going up’. I have a huge inspiration board for tear sheets – and a smaller corkboard for flower receipts and other bits of paper I’d be otherwise sure to lose!”

On your wishlist?

“I would love a separate store room for props and products. They end up all over the floor. I’ve broken my little toe on the way to my desk before!”

Tahn Scoon's home office
(Credit: John Downs)

“Using vintage finds is an inexpensive and environmentally sound way to fit out an office that also helps you to create a more personalised space”

Tahn Scoon, Stylist

Any tips on creating an inspirational board?

“Framing boards will help contain the visual ‘mess’. As large frames are expensive, you can save money by attaching tear sheets directly to the wall and then just buy DIY framing from your local hardware store. Cut it to size, paint it and install it around your pictures.”

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