Tucked in a corner of a neutral contemporary master suite, this custom work desk plus shelving unit is packed with books but doesn't feel messy or crowded. Grouping books by colors helps create a system that feels organized and clean.
This old colonial home had many smaller rooms that needed to be opened up and integrated to make the space more usable for a modern day family. In the kitchen, a board-and-batten wall creates a mudroom and built-in workspace.
Briana and Buzz like to use the 8-by-10-foot upstairs landing of their loft primarily as Buzz's workspace; however, it needs to allow room for guests to sleep on the floor with air mattresses. By keeping the space utilitarian and mobile, Buzz can work in a clutter-free space that can easily be changed up to accommodate up to three overnight guests at a time.
A work counter in this home office takes the place of a standard desk, allowing two people to spread out paperwork or materials side by side. The prominent wood grain of the bookshelves and cabinetry adds a warm touch amid the contemporary surroundings.
Contemporary metal navy-style chairs slide up to a wide wood countertop in this bright and functional home workspace. Open shelving above offers ample storage, while a tack board that runs the length of the workstation helps keep the desk clutter free.
Sometimes necessity brings about the best and most creative ideas. A shortage of space is an inspiring dilemma with potentially great results. In order to make use of absolutely every available space in her apartment, online lifestyle editor Briana turned the open space under the stairs into a home office. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn.
A small desk makes for a convenient workspace in this neutral transitional study, which doubles as a guest room. Striped walls add subtle color, while a custom mirror makes the space feel larger and more open.