Handpicked accessories make this elegant home office feel like a treasure trove of beloved collectibles –– from the antique writing desk with gold-leaf detail to the sunburst mirror and horse-head bookends.
The writing desk in this transitional California bedroom features a polished chrome base topped by crimson shagreen leather. A scallop edge mirror and Klismos chair are simple yet sophisticated additions to the writing nook.
The bed wall is comprised of thick gray curtains that match the dramatic upholstered headboard. Plaid bedding and a mahogany writing desk add masculinity, while a cheetah-print rug brings flair to the space.
For a writer’s studio in a modern home, architect John Bertram envisioned a seamless, unobstructed connection between the view and the writing desk, and the goal was to eliminate any evidence of windows at all — including the frames themselves.
A wooden canopy bed is the centerpiece of this beautiful bedroom. An old writing desk has been painted the same shade of red as the bed. Neutral drapes and walls, a wooden chair and floral bedspread complete the French Country look.
This home office was created using a nook in a hallway, making it the perfect spot for a private writing desk. Antique binoculars create an unusual art display while a traditional side chair upholstered in black velvet provides elegant seating.
Using vintage pieces, designer Tricia Huntley created a cozy seating area off the master bedroom. A custom chandelier, two-piece curved sofa, folding mirror screen and writing desk niche finish the inviting central second floor space. Photography by Robert Radifera/DC Design House
Crisp white walls and two skylights transform this master suite into a light and airy retreat. Because the room is so spacious, the designers were also able to pull in a vintage writing desk, velvet armchair and a large gray sectional with a matching ottoman.
Updating vintage furniture is often as simple as painting it in a new, fresh color palette. The two-tone finish on the writing desk looks fresh and sophisticated. Looking for a way to make your collectibles stand out? Line the back of ordinary bookshelves with a graphic fabric or wallpaper.
The finishes and textiles in this master bedroom suite are luxurious but neutral, allowing the bright tropical views beyond the picture windows to reign supreme. The suite features rich architectural details and multiple areas for living, including a sitting room, reading spot and writing desk. Arched openings tie in with the home's architecture.
This conservatory-style room boasts a deep green wall and ceiling color inspired by the lush plants that fill the space. A writing desk tucked in the corner takes advantage of the natural light that streams through the adjacent windows. A vintage white armchair and sheer curtains help to break up the green space.
This chic home office was designed with both masculine and feminine appeal in mind. Gorgeous linen drapes lined with greek key trim and lamps with plum-colored shades balance out the oversized traditional writing desk desk and mohair armchair chair. Touches of green and bright brass are a constant throughout the space, tying the design together.
Making the most of the space, a small writing desk pulls double duty as bedside table while a Panton-inspired S chair and chunk vintage lamp add sculptural flair to their corner of the room. Quirky illustrations feel casual and relaxed when grouped together and leaned against the wall - they also highlight the room's high-energy color palette.
Pattern doesn't have to mean an uproar of color. In this tropical-inspired bedroom, graphic wallpaper envelopes the room in a subtle elegance. A transitional love seat positioned at the end of the bed creates an offbeat seating area. The tall cornice box calls for larger nightstands – in this case, a chest of drawers and writing desk.
Give yourself permission to move furniture, artwork and accessories among rooms on a whim. Just because you bought that armchair for the living room doesn't mean it won't look great anchoring a sitting area in your bedroom. And try perching a little-used dining-room table in front of a pretty window, top it with buffet lamps and other accessories, and press it into service as a beautiful writing desk or library table.
Small nooks in this foyer were transformed from dead space into a home office and reading corner. A small writing desk is sized appropriately for the corner tucked by the stairwell. Neutral colors were selected for the furnishings to work better with the walls painted in Sherwin-Williams Country Squire and the dark wood beadboard trim. The space is made more lively with colorful accessories, which are easy to swap as color and pattern styles change.