The study doesn’t have to be dull and this season’s take on the home workspace is a masculine twist on a timeless trend.

Think grand desks, solid chairs, interesting accessories and a roaring fire for that ultimate country gent, Sloane Ranger style.

The Villiers Single Pedestal Desk is a key piece for this look. Made from recycled and reclaimed wood it provides a genuine ‘old world’ rustic charm and has drawer space for a hard drive and a keyboard slide out – the ultimate pairing of style and practicality.

Team the Villiers with a stylish but comfortable chair such as the Titus from Barker and Stonehouse.  Made from buffalo leather, and with a metal frame, it works well with most desk designs and creates an authentic yet understated style.

For a striking backdrop add some vintage charm with a series of large, impressive wall clocks so you can keep up with the time at home or abroad.

Layer two or three pieces, like the Bordeaux clock with the Kings Cross wall clock, for a quirky take on a feature wall to make a real statement.

Looking for some respite after a long working day?  Add a relaxing space to your study by including a sofa – this will provide the perfect place to put your feet up and unwind.

The Bletchley 3 Seater Sofa from Barker and Stonehouse is a great choice and will sit well within the masculine look of this trend.  With its signature blend of aged effect buffalo leather and dark contrast piping it’s as elegant as it is comfortable.

Finally it’s important to pick your accessories wisely. The study needs to be aspirational and fun and quirky pieces can really help to get your creative juices flowing.

If you’re an aviation enthusiast then the Pitts Small Biplane might help to send your imagination soaring, or if you’re a bit more grounded then the Timothy Oulton range of Uncle David Chess pieces might strike your interest.

Named after one of Timothy Oulton’s skilled craftsmen, the Uncle David range is completely handcrafted from raw materials of wood and resin, and hand treated to reflect an old, vintage finish.

Dot these creative conversation pieces around the room, perhaps on the mantelpiece or on the floor next to your desk, but remember that the key to this trend is to keep it simple.

It’s all about growing your creativity so choose a few striking items which complement each other well and suit your tastes.

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