A starburst light fixture, fluffy white armchair and golden wall treatment put a glamorous spin on the traditional home office. Because their desk faces the window, the owners can enjoy natural light and mountain views while they work.
A rustic wood wall and brightly colored chairs give this modern home office a playful, kid-friendly vibe. Wall-mounted lamps provide task lighting while keeping the desk space free. Glass doors and a well-placed window fill the space with light.
A small home office, featured on HGTV's Design Star, is staged in front of a large picture window. The bright red desk is inspired by an architect's drafting table, and adds a splash of color against mint green walls. A classic desk lamp and molded armchair complete the look.
This modern home office is simple and sleek with splashes of red. The soft focus painting adds a feminine element to the masculine lines of the room. The tray on the large desk provides a catch-all for items while the Asian-inspired door adds a sense of simplicity to the space.
The modern glass desk adds a workspace in this loft library turned home office. Mixing in a neutral couch and side chair provides an area to relax while the built-in bookshelf wall adds ample storage space.
A two-sided fireplace keeps this contemporary study open to the main living area of this beachside home. Big picture windows let in loads of light and tie the space to its rugged surroundings. Marble tile on the fireplace accent wall grounds the earthy palette and complements a stacked stone wall by the entry.
Add two simple reclaimed-wood slabs, and presto! This recessed niche, just inside the backyard door, becomes a mudroom. Barker Freeman Design Office architects needed little more than the shelving and a few hooks to create an ideal setup for removing shoes and stashing flotsam. Keeping the wall color the same as in the rest of the room allows for continuity, but the paler hue on the surrounding wall helps to define the space.
The landscape and design of buildings holding office, exercise and guest spaces are focused on being minimal for a family retreat on a lake in New York. Architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects won an American Society of Landscape Architects award for the project.
A mixture of materials gives the exterior of this midcentury-modern home visual interest and appeal. Frosted glass offers light and privacy for the home office, while rich brown siding creates a compelling sense of warmth.
This multi-level home office features elaborate dark-stained trim with a deeply coffered ceiling that offers a peek at the second story above. A granite fireplace surround extends floor to ceiling, creating a spot for the eye to rest.
In loft layouts, the distinctions between different “rooms” must often come from a shift in materials, not from physical walls. Here, architect Gary Chase of Vita Design Group used this technique to great effect to create an office within a free-flowing layout. “Used in a few moments around the home, this walnut feature material creates the backdrop for this modern desk area between kitchen and family Room. As it wraps from the wall up onto the ceiling the material serves to frame out and define the space for the desk,” he says.