Although the trappings of modern life might allow us to work from anywhere in the home—the sofa, the armchair, curled up under the covers in bed—there’s nothing quite like having a dedicated home office. Whether you’re writing the next great American novel, doing your bookkeeping, or just updating your Twitter feed with yet another video of hamsters eating things, a home office is the best way to stay energized and focused on the task at hand. A work room of your own is great, but not essential.
Great home offices can be inserted into bedrooms, kitchens, and even that awkwardly-shaped nook in your hallway. If getting some ace office decorating ideas is on your agenda, we’ve got fifteen beautiful office looks to get you started. For more inspiration, check out this blog post and our Hamptons home office design.
Minimalist Home Office
Desk Shelving Unit
Office and Living Area
This space, photographed by Derek Swallwell, features an office area that fits right in between the living room and the patio.
This office, photographed by Jonas Ingerstedt, is adorned with art and prints—perfect if you want to work surrounded by beauty.
This London home designed by Rose Uniacke features a slab desk that cantilevers out from built-in shelving.
Glamorous Home Office
The home office of Italian fashion designer Stefano Pilati features a two-seat desk, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a cozy Moroccan rug. Designed by Bruno Caron Architectes. Photo by Björn Wallander. Via Architectural Digest.
Fashionable Home Office
Massimo Vignelli Home Office
The office of legendary design couple Massimo and Lella Vignelli plays with light and scale by pairing dark furniture alongside a large window. Via Noupe.