A mid-century storage unit keeps plenty of books, toys and supplies hidden while still looking stylish. A white metal desk paired with a Tolix-style chair provides a homework spot with the addition of some fun accessories like the black pharmacy lamp and dice container.
One of five bedrooms in this elegant home in Houston, TX, this one offers a calming, neutral tone with vaulted ceilings in white and sandy brown accent walls surrounding the large, comfy bed. The space is roomy enough for a small desk, chair and double side tables with lamps.
This gray home office features an eclectic vibe, pairing modern white furniture with a midcentury modern purple loveseat and traditional Oriental rug. White lamps sit atop a white storage cabinet, while a purple flower hangs above on the wall. A brown leather oversized armchair is positioned at the white desk.
This desk transforms into the perfect buffet table beautifully accented by a striking piece of wall art and a pretty lamp. Remember that each corner of your room can be both utilitarian and attractive with the right decorative touches.
This Manhattan library starts with luxurious leather floor tiles on the walls and is finished with rich furnishings. An early 20th century French brass lamp sits on a Chinoiserie desk inlaid with bone. The red velvet sofas are designed after an antique the designer saw in Paris and have a custom trapunto back.
Making the most of the space, a small writing desk pulls double duty as bedside table while a Panton-inspired S chair and chunk vintage lamp add sculptural flair to their corner of the room. Quirky illustrations feel casual and relaxed when grouped together and leaned against the wall - they also highlight the room's high-energy color palette.
The tone-on-tone, neutral design scheme of this home office makes the room feel even larger than it really is. Light sources abound, including recessed lighting, track lighting, a contemporary light fixture, a table lamp and large windows. The brass and glass desk takes up minimal visual space and is a key design element in the room.
The high style of this living room recalls Hollywood in its heyday. Deep, soft upholstery contrasts the clean lines of the coffee table and art deco desk. While mostly neutral grays and beiges were used throughout, the purple Murano glass lamp and the eggplant-colored pillow add a bit of color.
Using a large taupe damask wallpaper keeps this second floor master bedroom feeling fresh and updated but still traditional. Touches of raspberry pink bring a little femininity to the room while a seating area provides a place to relax. Mixing a custom skirt, duvet and shams with a new headboard and antique desk, chair and lamp creates a timeless element of style.
Mirror covering the cabinet doors gives a unique twist on the traditional mirror setting in a vanity. A simple plastic chair blends into the scene in front of the desk area with crystal fringed lamp. A leopard print carpet adds attitude and life to the room. A bright gold chandelier with crystal details hangs above for a feminine finish.
Give yourself permission to move furniture, artwork and accessories among rooms on a whim. Just because you bought that armchair for the living room doesn't mean it won't look great anchoring a sitting area in your bedroom. And try perching a little-used dining-room table in front of a pretty window, top it with buffet lamps and other accessories, and press it into service as a beautiful writing desk or library table.
Adding a few playful stripes into the mix is as easy as peeling off some painter’s tape. Whether it’s a lamp, desk organizer or corkboard, stripes instantly punch up any décor. Tape off the stripes making sure to keep the exposed areas evenly spaced (or not, it’s up to you!), then paint away. Remove the painter’s tape while the spray paint is still a bit tacky to get a crisp, clean line.