Some people telecommute, others finish work projects or emails after hours at home, while still others simply enjoy having a dedicated home office for paying bills and taking care of other personal business. An extra bedroom is a perfect option for a home office because the door can be closed for solitude and focus or to hide clutter.
The garage exterior at the HGTV Smart Home 2013 located in Jacksonville, FL has beige siding and blue accents with palm trees giving it a tropical feel. The exterior is clad in fiber cement siding, designed to mimic the look of classic cedar or cypress shakes.
This home was truly meant for entertaining. Behind the garage doors on the ground level is an entertainment area for tailgating. The wraparound porches are the perfect spaces to enjoy the different views of the ocean.
These homeowners liked the cleanness of a modern home, but also wanted to keep warm colors that made the space feel more their own, so designers created a "transitional" look, using color tones that are clean and soft to downplay the radical, horizontal lines of a modern design.
Landscaping lighting illuminates the walkway to a home that blends coastal and contemporary architecture. A small seating area with Adirondack chairs is perfect for taking in the sunset or the distant Olympic Mountains.
In the living room, the modern aspects of this home are warmed by the brightly colored pillows and wood features in the space. Though the room still boasts the clean lines and sleek design of the modern style, a few liberties have been taken to make the space more personal and warm.
As seen on HGTV's Beach Flip, the finished downstairs guest bedroom of the Southwind condo, designed by Lucy and Daphney, is now a multifunctional office and workspace featuring a rustic wood and metal desk with a red accent chair.
This coastal foyer at the HGTV Smart Home 2013 located in Jacksonville, FL features a stripe patterned wall and an anchor decor centerpiece. A pendant light highlights the blue and white color scheme. Lamps with flower-esque stands adorn the white credenza.
This New England coastal home by Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC honors architectural history while maximizing water views with these expansive windows made up of many small “lights” (individual window segments). From the outside, the home communicates historically accurate New England coastal architecture.
With soft blue walls and a coastal wood desk, this home office feels like a beach-inspired getaway. An industrial light fixture and sliding barn doors add an unexpected edginess to the otherwise tranquil design.
This neutral, traditional bedroom is the picture of tranquility, with its soft painted furniture and waterfront view. A room-size carpet provides softness underfoot, while a fireplace adds warmth and coziness to the space. Neutral walls and trim run throughout the Cape Cod-style home, which rests on Chapoquoit Island in West Falmouth, Massachusetts.