A mixed wood and metal desk and bookshelf add rustic industrial style to this sunny yellow home office. By turning books around so that the spine is facing backwards, the books become a part of the neutral, simple look of the shelf.
This organized home office is conveniently located in a kitchen nook, which gives the adults of the house a central place to pay bills and take care of business, as seen on HGTV's Design Star. "Nobody's dream is to have their kids' stuff strewn all over the kitchen," judge Vern Yip says. "Just because it's supposed to look lived-in doesn't mean it has to look messy."
Masculine Home Office With Brown Leather Armchairs and Built-In Bookshelf
A large bookshelf structure creates an accent wall spanning the full length of the room. Multiple compartments allow for organized storage and decorative display. A pair of matching leather armchairs face an intricate wooden desk and a throne-like head chair.
California designer Gabriel Shaw used cork flooring for its amazing acoustic-insulating properties in this home office. It is also much more comfortable to walk on than traditional hardwood and tile. Today's cork color options span the color palette and make it more durable than it was in the past.
Wide yellow stripes on the wall add flair to this small home office. A simple pseudo trestle-style desk sits beneath two blue graphic prints and a cushioned chair provides a comfy spot from which to work or study.
Eclectic Home Office with Bold Color, Fun Accessories
Fashion accessories from the homeowner's own wardrobe and framed playbills from her favorite shows create cool artwork in this fun and eclectic home office. Meanwhile, a fuchsia chaise creates a great spot for perching with a cup of coffee, glass of wine or a great book. Modern lighting is the jewelry of the space.
A white desk is positioned against pastel yellow walls in this small office area. A green electric typewriter complements the green chair and artwork. An antique bird cage, small three-legged table and floor lamp accessorize the quaint study space.