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Create a Chic Garden Office with Thorndown Wood Paint

Working from home was a common affair for many people and nowadays it’s something that is far more normal and here to stay. It has many advantages from cutting out the need for any travel being better for the pocket and environment, and can lead to greater productivity from working in a relaxed and quiet environment that allows you to focus.

That is, as long as you have your own space! Garden studios and sheds can provide the perfect home office environment, allowing you to escape your home and enter a space dedicated to you and your work. Decorating it helps to create an atmosphere that is right for you, whether it be a plain minimalist space or a cosy homey vibe.

Interior Stylist Joanna Thornhill, built a ‘shedio’ at the bottom of her garden, creating the perfect space for her to work from. She painted the exterior with Thorndown Mercury Grey Wood Paint and Blackdown on the window frames, door frames and fascias. A classically cool combination that sits well in the garden, complimenting planting rather than dominating the space.

She used Mercury Grey Wood Paint on the floor boards too, protecting them and tying in the exterior to the interior space. On the interior walls she painted Dormouse Grey with the velvety brown grey colour giving the interior some warmth and depth.

Painting the ceiling in Greymond Wood Paint brightens up the space, keeping to the grey theme with this soft off-white, whilst adding extra reflected light. She contrasts it perfectly by painting the ceiling beams with Blackdown wood paint, giving it a traditional country cottage feel. Hanging house plants add natural fresh green into the space with the architectural spiky stripy leaves of the Spiderplant adding interest.

Homely furniture and soft furnishings along with cool vintage finds creates a wonderfully warm and inviting space to work and relax in. The gorgeous vintage mirror on the wall behind the log burner add vintage chic and reflect even more light throughout the space.

Adding vases, pot plants, occasional lighting, and retro nik-naks creates a chic bohemian home office for Jo to feel inspired by as she sits at her desk working away, with a relaxing area to take well earned breaks in.

Painting your home office will not only protect the wood from dirt, damage and decay, but also gives you the opportunity to create a truly unique space.