In Rumaan’s study, where he brings his literary creations to life, classic furnishings have been mixed with the family’s enduring love of art. Above his desk, a piece by local artist Jas Knight casts a glow. And on the desk, a work by artist Kehinde Wiley and vintage Princess Diana doll are sculptural elements. The Princess Diana piece was discovered while traveling and became an inspiring element for Rumaan’s latest book.
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.
In the home's office space, natural light is a big part of the design. A pair of double windows keeps the sunlight shining in the space, while bright accents keep it light and bright. David and Kortney were able to add visual interest to the space by mixing textures, adding a touch of personality.
Utilize a small area in the bedroom or hallway as a workspace when a dedicated home office room isn't available. A simple white desk doesn't overwhelm a small space, and a floating shelf provides extra storage when floor space is scarce.
Got wasted space? Put it to good use as a single wall pantry or as an efficient workstation by getting clever with ready-made cabinets. This 7-foot-by-20-inch pass-through wall was given new identity as a full-fledged workstation thanks to creative use of upper cabinets used both as the base of the station and along the walls for concealed storage.
This office space is brightened up with peach-toned walls, green print drapes, a colorful cushioned chair and eclectic accessories. White bookcases hold magazines and storage baskets giving this work space an organized look.
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.