Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Working from Home

As I sit on my bed with my laptop blogging, I'm thinking to myself that I really need to set up a home office area. Looking for inspiration, I found these photos of colorful, stylish, and organized work spaces. Work from home in style...

Above: Don't have an extra room to use as an office? Carve a home office into an existing nook in your home. Left: An odd nook in a wall is transformed into an useful work space with shelving and a small desk with a pull-out keyboard tray. A small file cabinet provides storage for paper work and a surface area to place the printer atop. Right: Coordinate your desk with your kitchen appliances. This stainless steel desk and chair blend seamlessly in a kitchen. A magnetic board is a great place to attach notes and miscellaneous objects and keep them out of the way. (real simple)

Above: A nursery does double duty as a home office in this colorful and modern room. A white chest doubles as a changing station and looks great against the turquoise wall color. A dark oak desk is topped off with a white shelving unit to maximize storage. The horizontal striped chair connects the color scheme of turquoise, white, chartreuse green and browns. (real simple)

Above: Wall sconces provide additional lighting for a desk that floats in the middle of this home office. While the desk and file cabinets are dark and heavy looking, a light, shaggy flokati rug adds softness and texture. Wooden blinds allow the sun light to be controlled. (nicole sassaman - designer)

Above: I am in looove with this home office. A white desk with turned legs provides the work station, while white low bookcases offer plenty of storage and surface area for decorative objects. This home office feels like it's in a home. The zebra area rug, striped chair, tailored roman shades and lattice patterned window treatments all add softness to a room with a lot of office furniture. Framed coral prints and painted red legs on the chair add subtle touches of color to a busy room. (designer - erinn valencich)
Above: With bright yellow walls, white furniture helps tone down the room. A white desk-top with chrome legs and Lack shelving (both from Ikea) provide space to spread work out on and storage. A few decorative accessories on the shelving and a table lamp add personality to the space. (


  1. Do you have any suggestions for a studio apartment office? I am trying to create one in my 300 ft space and it always looks messy...

  2. Yes. I put a post up about small space office solutions. Hope this helps.


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