Kathy Griffin wants a work area for Team Griffin, her three full-time employees, that also incorporates her love of modern Zen style. On season four of HGTV Design Star, contestant Antonio uses a fresh shade of purple to lighten the space and add innovative touches like a huge map of the United States for Kathy to map out her tour dates.
What might be considered wasted space is transformed into a simple home office space with a tremendous view. The slab desk provides just enough space for a drawer to stow items when not in use, and the window overlooks New York City's Highline.
Other places to look for extra space for a home office include a finished basement, an attic, or even the garage. Warm up the space with soft lighting, fireplace and colorful art, and you will soon forget that your creative studio is in the basement.
This bright white, modern bedroom features an industrial style office space. Stacks of classic, leather-bound encyclopedias and a wooden framed, antique-inspired map creates a masculine feel. Modern, glass french doors leads to a patio and allows for plenty of natural light to pour into the room.
This light and bright dining room features a natural wood table paired with brown dining chairs and a modern chandelier overhead. A wall-to-wall buffet provides plenty of cabinet storage, as well as a built-in desk space that is the perfect solution for small spaces, like this apartment.
This media room features a large brown leather sofa, a three-tiered coffee table and a custom media cabinet that extends into a wet bar for convenient entertaining. The large sliding door opens to an office area with a built-in desk.
The homeowners needed an office in their new space, so designers created one that was as modern and elegant as the rest of the home. Within the space, there is plenty of storage with standing cabinets on one side of the desk, upper and lower cabinets in the rear of the space, and with the lower cabinets, designers gave the space an additional desk so there is plenty of flat work space. For the finishing touch, they decorated with statues and artwork that tie this space into the modern design of the rest of the home.
Working from home can be a bit dreary if you're tucked away in a plain box of a room. French doors offer privacy, let the sun shine in, close off messy areas and give you a different scene to rest your eyes on.