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Project Barton Creek
Project Barton Creek
Terravista Interior Design Group
The client wanted to create a traditional rustic design with clean lines and a feminine edge. She works from her home office, so she needed it to be functional and organized with elegant and timeless lines. In the kitchen, we removed the peninsula that separated it for the breakfast room and kitchen, to create better flow and unity throughout the space.
Offices & Bookcases
Offices & Bookcases
Webber Coleman Woodworks
Rustic White Interiors
Large transitional freestanding desk dark wood floor and brown floor study room photo in Atlanta with gray walls
Ashton Woods Home Offices
Ashton Woods Home Offices
Ashton Woods
Contrast your white built in desk with dark wooden floors while connecting the two with beige walls. Seen in Bluffview, a Dallas community.
Example of a mid-sized trendy built-in desk dark wood floor study room design in Dallas with beige walls
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The Hamlin
The Hamlin
Affinity Homes LLC
Elegant home office photo in Portland
Contemporary Home Office
Contemporary Home Office
Inspiration for a contemporary built-in desk dark wood floor study room remodel in New York with white walls and no fireplace
Modern Eclectic Office
Modern Eclectic Office
Gina Sims Designs
Cati Teague Photography
Inspiration for a mid-sized eclectic built-in desk medium tone wood floor and brown floor study room remodel in Atlanta with blue walls
New Orleans Inspired on Yarrow Point
New Orleans Inspired on Yarrow Point
Kristi Spouse Interiors
Custom home designed with inspiration from the owner living in New Orleans. Study was design to be masculine with blue painted built in cabinetry, brick fireplace surround and wall. Custom built desk with stainless counter top, iron supports and and reclaimed wood. Bench is cowhide and stainless. Industrial lighting. Jessie Young - www.realestatephotographerseattle.com
Farmhouse Revisited
Farmhouse Revisited
Phinney Design Group
Modern farmhouse renovation, with at-home artist studio. Photos by Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes
Inspiration for a large modern built-in desk concrete floor and gray floor craft room remodel in Boston with white walls
The Elwood - Skye Estates
The Elwood - Skye Estates
Blackbox design studios
Mark Heywood
Small trendy built-in desk medium tone wood floor study room photo in Salt Lake City with white walls
Beautiful Bright Broadway
Beautiful Bright Broadway
John Sutton Photography
bright, modern lighting, open shelving
Example of a small trendy freestanding desk medium tone wood floor and brown floor home office design in San Francisco with white walls
Ardsley Custom
Ardsley Custom
M. Lahr Homes
Example of a mid-sized transitional freestanding desk brown floor and dark wood floor study room design in Orlando with gray walls
Knotty Pine Built-in Bookcase
Knotty Pine Built-in Bookcase
Tague Design Showroom
Knotty pine paneling with custom built in bookcase.
Mountain style freestanding desk carpeted study room photo in Philadelphia
Urbane shingle style Residence
Urbane shingle style Residence
Polsky Perlstein Architects
Mark Schwartz Photography
Inspiration for a transitional built-in desk home office remodel in San Francisco
Traditional Edina Elegance
Traditional Edina Elegance
City Homes, LLC
Troy Thies
Study room - mid-sized transitional freestanding desk dark wood floor and brown floor study room idea in Minneapolis with blue walls and no fireplace
clinerosesparger
clinerosesparger
Cline Rose Designs
Example of a transitional freestanding desk dark wood floor and brown floor study room design in DC Metro with gray walls and no fireplace
Rockin' Home Office
Rockin' Home Office
Trust the Vision Decor
Virtual Vista Photography
Small transitional freestanding desk carpeted home studio photo in Philadelphia with beige walls and no fireplace
Boston Magazine Design Home 2016
Boston Magazine Design Home 2016
Angela Ballard
Example of a trendy freestanding desk medium tone wood floor and brown floor study room design in Boston with gray walls
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Frankel Building Group
Inspiration for a huge transitional freestanding desk medium tone wood floor study room remodel in Houston with blue walls, a standard fireplace and a stone fireplace
Inviting Professional Home Office
Inviting Professional Home Office
mercer INTERIOR
The cabinetry and millwork were created using a stained grey oak and finished with brushed brass pulls made by a local hardware shop. File drawers live under the daybed, and a mix of open and closed shelving satisfies all current and future storage needs. Photo: Emily Gilbert
Level Apartment
Level Apartment
CHUA
Inspiration for a small modern built-in desk study room remodel in New York with white walls
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In most families, home offices play a wide variety of roles. If you work from home then it’s your 9-to-5 place of business; for others, it's simply a place to pay bills or sort mail. For kids, it's a homework spot or a place to play. Home office ideas are easy to come by — think library, sitting room or a place to nap. Whatever your preference, read these tips before you browse through home office design ideas to ensure you’re making the most of yours:

Storage should be top priority in all home office designs. With so many papers, books and supplies to store, be sure to accommodate it all with shelves, drawers and cabinets. A smart office wall design or storage system can also do wonders in keeping you organized. Once you've got all of that figured out, find a desk that's stocked with everything you need: plenty of surface space, deep drawers and a high-quality material. Finally, take the time to personalize your workspace with plenty of photographs and interesting knickknacks; check out lots of home office decorating ideas to help inspire your overall look or theme.

What’s the best layout for my home office design?

Your home office layout should serve your workflow and overall creative process. Ideally, this means home offices get their own dedicated room, but if space is limited they can be paired with a guest room or added into the nook of any bedroom, living room or kitchen. There are many options, so determine what's best for you and your family. Regardless of where you set up shop, place crucial electronics and equipment within easy reach; computer monitors should be positioned so there is no glare, and lamps should be placed strategically around the entire room so there is as much light as possible.

Your work area should also be ergonomically sound. Given that you may spend countless hours in your desk chair, it should have a comfortable cushion, lumbar support and the ability to swivel and roll so you can easily reach items instead of straining for them. Your chair should also have adjustable arm rests that allow for your shoulders to stay relaxed and elbows bent at 90 degrees. As for your keyboard, you want the “B” key be directly centered in front of you. Don’t worry about having to go with a frumpy, commercial-looking office chair either; plenty of great home office ideas use unique dining or accent chairs for an updated look.

Make sure to give yourself a view. If you have a window in your space, set up your desk so you can look out of it. If not, put up an inspiring gallery wall or a unique wall hanging to set your gaze on when taking breaks. If you’ll be having clients in your home office, make sure there are ample (and comfortable!) seating options that are conducive to productive meetings.

How do I add storage to my home office?

Home office organization is key, especially with all the bills, mail and statements you receive and keep throughout the year. The best way to store your papers is by investing in a filing cabinet. A rolling cabinet can help with convenience, or splurge on a more permanent, lockable one if you have a lot of sensitive documents. Be sure to label and color code so that everything is easy to find. With shelves and cabinets, built-ins are your best options. Built-in shelves are an elegant way to store your book collection while drawers with tray organizers keep track of staples like pens, pencils, highlighters, tape and calculators.

How do I choose the right desk for my home office design?

When picking out your desk (or desks, for a large family space), be sure to consider its overall function. If this is your only office, it’s important to select a sturdy desk that can contain all your work documents in one place; it should look professional and be double-sided so you can hold meetings. To prevent any work/home mix-ups, have a separate desk for the rest of the family to use, and ensure your workspace is off limits. If your kids use the room as a homework spot, try a two-person desk or even an extended built-in counter where several can sit at one time. If you primarily use the space for odds and ends, a smaller, fashionable secretary desk might do the trick, as long as you have additional storage options.

How do I decorate my home office?

When looking for home office decorating ideas, always think in terms of inspiration; your work area should be functional but also reflective of the things that motivate you. While home offices are conventionally formal spaces, you can definitely branch out with your decor. If you're looking for office wall colors, find a paint that energizes you or go with patterns or stripes for variation. Globes, maps and clocks are always go-to pieces, as are table lamps and vases.

To give your work area a personalized touch, bring in framed family photographs and travel souvenirs you've picked up along the way. For those must-have accessories, like pencil cups, paper trays and magazine holders, try using bright, vibrant patterns to add a pop of color or even novelty pieces that will make you smile every time you look at them. Bulletin boards, chalkboards or whiteboards are also great home office ideas; they're perfect for reminders and can also be used to hold pictures or artwork.


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