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Petals, pets, and Penguin classics: The art of the A-list lockdown 'deskie'

As the rich and famous adapt to lockdown, they can't resist giving us a glimpse into their lives by posting pictures of new enforced 'workplaces', writes Meadhbh McGrath

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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

Bryan Dobson

Bryan Dobson

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

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Mindy Kaling

Staying home has never been so stressful, but quarantine has some perks - it's allowed us to (virtually) snoop around other people's homes. The first few weeks of lockdown brought us the novelty of broadcasters migrating to guest bedrooms and kitchen tables, as the nation pored over Bryan Dobson's bookshelves and admired the Scandi-chic panelling of Claire Byrne's shed.

And as the quarantine stretches on, stir-crazy celebrities seeking any excuse not to work (and any opportunity to grab the attention they crave) have given us a look into their luxurious homes - many viewers of Gal Gadot and Co's viral 'Imagine' video were less interested in the warbling celebrities than in the details of their decor, from Zoe Kravitz's tiled fireplace to Maya Rudolph's millennial pink couch.

Without red carpets to strut or chat shows to titter on, the stars have had to resort to selfies and shots of their work-from-home set-ups posted to social media. Enter the #deskie, a carefully styled picture of the celebrity's desk, artfully dressed with vases of flowers, fashionable stationery and an illuminating selection of books.