Lunch and Learn: How to set up a productive home office

Katie Malik
Katie MalikKatie Malik Interiors Ltd

Posted: Thu 22nd Feb 2024

In this Lunch and Learn, Katie Malik shares how to develop an efficient layout to set up a productive home office. She uncovers tips and tricks to optimise your workspace and increase productivity.

Katie is the founder and the creative director of Katie Malik Design Studio, an interior design practice specialising in house renovations. She has won multiple design awards (UK Property Awards, Lux Life, Houzz, Design et al) and has been one of the finalists of the Grand Designs Life.

Katie trained at the Chelsea College of Art and worked in high-end studios in London before setting up the practice in 2014.

Key takeaways from this session:

  • Develop a layout to set up a productive home office

  • Discover suppliers of home office furniture

  • Learn about the factors that impact your home office space

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Katie Malik
Katie MalikKatie Malik Interiors Ltd
I bring years of diverse interior design experience to the home improvement industry in our Cambridge based studio. After graduating from Cambridge University as a linguist specialist, I began my new training in Interior Design at Chelsea College of Art in London and the National Design Academy.   My business is Katie Malik Design Studio, award-winning luxury interior designers in London and Cambridge. Established in 2014, we work with residential private clients like you at the higher, prestigious and more exclusive end of the market. Our specialist skills are perfect for custom-designed renovations in large, elegant countryside properties and chic, stylish urban penthouses. With a focus on how you want to use your space and how it makes you feel, KM Design Studio offers highly experienced, tailored expertise in: Interior design Interior Architecture Furniture Fittings and Equipment House Whispering Through a single point of contact, we will manage every aspect of your project: all materials (including proforma invoices to buy them on your behalf), resources, skills and, if necessary, third parties. We can offer you the peace of mind that we’re fully accredited by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) and the Society of British and International Design (SBID). These hard-to-achieve accreditations are the gold standard in this field. Through working with us, you will be investing in remarkable, instinctive talent – with the empathy, listening skills and attention to detail you need. Where you live should express who you are, with a sense of sanctuary and style. Exceptional interior design will offer you precisely this. With turn-key solutions, we can create the outstanding home you deserve; inspiring, harmonious and balanced, enabling you to feel peace and joy every day. Our work is about spaces that tell you that finally, you are home. You have one life. Your well-being is paramount; now is the time to seize the day. Our work has received a lot of recognition and press:  -2018- D-List-  The definitive designers to watch list; -2018- Leading Designers Awards- Best for Bespoke Interior Design Services, Cambridgeshire; -2018- Grand Designs Live Birmingham- Finalist of the Room sets; -2018-2019- Award Winner, UK Property Awards, Residential Apartment; -2019-2020- Award Winner, UK Property Awards, Interior Design Private Residence; -2020-2021-Award Winner, UK Property Awards, Retail Interior; -2020- Finalist, SBID Awards, Retail Interior; 2021- Winner for the Best Luxury Residential Interior Design for Scandinavian Style Family Home Remodel in the region of South East England, Luxury Lifestyle Awards; 2022- Top 100 Architects & Designers of the world, Luxury Lifestyle Awards; 2022- Finalist, Designer of the year, Design et al; 2022- Finalist, SBID Interior Design Awards; SBID; 2023- Finalist, Interior Design awards in the Midlands and East Anglia region by BIID (I’ll find out in October whether we won or not); 2023- The Best Interior Designer in Huntingdonshire (ranked 95% score), Quality Business Awards. We notice everything. We miss nothing. Our attention to detail is meticulous. It has to be. For prestigious, breathtaking designs, we have the expertise and skills to focus on even the smallest points, bringing everything together for unprecedented results. This turns an otherwise overwhelming process into an enjoyable, stress-free experience for you.

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