Bright colors like orange and lime add energy and enliven this home office from designer Lori Dennis. A reclaimed desk from the '50s was painted in a car body shop to make it like new while a multicolored abstract painting with bold graphics creates a strong visual focal point.
An essential element in a teen bedroom -- a study area -- is commanded by this desk, crafted from pipes and reclaimed flooring. The desk is attached to the wall, providing ample shelving storage area without taking up a great deal of visual space. A custom radiator cabinet is a lovely way to update an older home while retaining some of the original charm.
A reclaimed wood desk and graphic black-and-white triptych photograph give this urban home office an eclectic, homey feel. Glass-front shelves and a comfortable leather chair add function, while soft taupe walls bring warmth.
This home office was once a non-essential storage alcove located beyond a staircase. Designers reclaimed it with eye-catching navy blue geometric wallpaper, contrasted by light wood for the desk and shelving.
Inspired by local parks and landscapes, this eclectic home office uses a mixture of natural colors and textures. A reclaimed wood accent wall anchors the comfortable rolled-arm sofa, while a weathered wood table is used as a simple desk. A grassy green dresser adds a touch of bold yet earthy color to the space.
A warehouse is transformed into a luxe dog boarding and daycare facility. The space is both functional and chic with unique dog art, grasscloth elements and durable, easy-to-clean surfaces. Reclaimed barnwood is used to create a custom reception desk, while playful dog art adds color to the space.
At the far end of the dining room, Nikia has a small office from which to manage a collection of growing brands. A series of inspirational images presides over her desk proclaiming everything from the beauty of black women to the model’s love of architecture and interiors. The workspace is flanked by creative elements — a camera on one end, and a woven crown on the other.
An easy way to create visual length to a room is to add horizontal stripes to the wall -- here, tones of blue and green also create a sense of airiness, and provide a focal point behind the bed. Custom shelves and desk area, perfect for doing homework or building a model car, were made from large reclaimed floor boards plus pipes and rope -- a unique way to bring unexpected and charming elements into a space.
Across from the fireplace a small desk sits tucked against the wall where the designer can work while enjoying her favorite music. The small nook is a wonderful way to carve out a personalized home office. Framed sketches, cameras and masks—all strong recurring themes in the home—decorate the space, giving the work environment an equal share in the decoration and feeling of the home. A small globe is a fitting finishing touch for Nana Yaa, who claims travel as her first and truest love.