Need help with home office layout!
May 4, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I am trying to figure out a layout for our home office/library. We need a small computer desk for a laptop and ideally a chair or two for seating. The room is just a weird layout and nothing seems to work...
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I would build in a shallow desk in the top left corner of the room. It would extend at the top to just before the doors. On the left wall, the desk would extend just to the where the bottom of the window ends. In the bottom left corner I would place a comfortable reading chair with an ottoman, at an angle. A second chair would face the first, utilizing the same

If you don't want to use built ins, then I hope there is an Ikea near you. I think you'll find what you need there to create this desk layout.
   May 4, 2014 at 6:37PM
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I thought about the corner desk, but would like to be able to look out the door (to the right) and the window (on the left wall). What about something like this?
   May 4, 2014 at 6:44PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I'd prefer for your desk to have a view directly out the window which is why I placed the desk up against the wall and window, all the way to the bottom end of the window. With a desk along the wall, you won't have cords strewn across the floor. I'd also like the chairs to be in front of the fireplace for the ambiance factor.
   May 4, 2014 at 6:51PM
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Addison Design
If you care about feng shui at all, you will want your desk facing the door. According to feng shui, that orientation will creat the energy to bring in more money. You could also leave as in the original drawing but, angle it toward the door.
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Some ideas for you:). I'm not sure if you need to meet clients here or if it is just a family office space. I imagined trying to get a game table in;).
   May 4, 2014 at 7:12PM
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Oops, Last one:)
   May 4, 2014 at 7:21PM
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Holly Anderson Fine Art
great ideas !
1 Like   May 4, 2014 at 9:17PM
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