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Copper Falls
Copper Falls
Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc
Copper Falls was featured in the 2007 Seattle Street of Dreams. Photos by Bob Greenspan.
Elegant built-in desk carpeted home office photo in Portland with white walls
Boxenbaum Residence
Boxenbaum Residence
Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
A key requirement of this primary residence for a couple with grown children was ample studio and display space for its resident artist, Kharlene Boxenbaum. The design creates large wall expanses bathed in ambient light, ideal for showcasing paintings. The 2,500-square-foot second floor serves as her studio. (Photo: Juergen Nogai)
Town House
Town House
Leighton Design Group
Study room - large contemporary built-in desk dark wood floor study room idea in Miami with gray walls and no fireplace
Casa Mandolin Waterfront Lodge, Camano Island WA
Casa Mandolin Waterfront Lodge, Camano Island WA
Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
Library.
Mountain style freestanding desk dark wood floor home office library photo in Seattle with red walls
Buddhist Retreat
Buddhist Retreat
Imbue Design
Imbue Design
Inspiration for a modern freestanding desk dark wood floor home office remodel in Salt Lake City with white walls
Emerald Cove
Emerald Cove
Design Theory Studio
Modern-glam full house design project. Photography by: Jenny Siegwart
Mid-sized minimalist built-in desk limestone floor and gray floor study room photo in San Diego with gray walls
Lakeside Living
Lakeside Living
REFINED LLC
Large transitional freestanding desk dark wood floor home office photo in Minneapolis with gray walls
COCONINO DRIvE
COCONINO DRIvE
Britany Simon Design House
Example of a transitional home office design in Phoenix
Recent Projects
Recent Projects
Bel Air Custom Homes
Study room - mid-sized traditional freestanding desk dark wood floor and brown floor study room idea in Toronto with brown walls
Office with a Murphy Bed 1
Office with a Murphy Bed 1
Inspired Closets by Organized Spaces
A large desk that folds down off of a Murphy Bed is hard to find. This full time desk looks great as a desk, closed as a wall unit, or as a queen sized bed.
My Houzz: International Meets Industrial in a Brooklyn Loft
My Houzz: International Meets Industrial in a Brooklyn Loft
Chris A Dorsey Photography
Photo: Chris Dorsey © 2013 Houzz Design: Alina Preciado, Dar Gitane
Urban home office photo in New York
Quonset Hut Village: Live/Work
Quonset Hut Village: Live/Work
Gill Design Co.
Custom Quonset Huts become artist live/work spaces, aesthetically and functionally bridging a border between industrial and residential zoning in a historic neighborhood. The open space on the main floor is designed to be flexible for artists to pursue their creative path. The two-story buildings were custom-engineered to achieve the height required for the second floor. End walls utilized a combination of traditional stick framing with autoclaved aerated concrete with a stucco finish. Steel doors were custom-built in-house.
Lake View Luxury Home
Lake View Luxury Home
JALIN Design, LLC
Refined, LLC
Study room - mid-sized transitional freestanding desk dark wood floor study room idea in Minneapolis with gray walls and no fireplace
Fossil Creek Study
Fossil Creek Study
Haven Design and Construction
This beautiful study was part of a whole house design and renovation by Haven Design and Construction. For this room, our objective was to create a feminine and sophisticated study for our client. She requested a design that was unique and fresh, but still warm and inviting. We wallpapered the back of the bookcases in an eye catching metallic vine pattern to add a feminine touch. Then, we selected a deep gray tone from the wallpaper and painted the bookcases and wainscoting in this striking color. We replaced the carpet with a light wood flooring that compliments the gray woodwork. Our client preferred a petite desk, just large enough for paying bills or working on her laptop, so our first furniture selection was a lovely black desk with feminine curved detailing and delicate star hardware. The room still needed a focal point, so we selected a striking lucite and gold chandelier to set the tone. The design was completed by a pair of gray velvet guest chairs. The gold twig pattern on the back of the chairs compliments the metallic wallpaper pattern perfectly. Finally the room was carefully detailed with unique accessories and custom bound books to fill the bookcases.
Study
Study
Great Rooms Designers & Builders
Study room - large transitional built-in desk medium tone wood floor and brown floor study room idea in Chicago with brown walls
Waban Street
Waban Street
Betsy Bassett Interiors
Photo Credit: Betsy Bassett
Mid-sized transitional freestanding desk dark wood floor and beige floor study room photo in Boston with gray walls and no fireplace
Potrero Hill
Potrero Hill
Jute Interior Design
Matthew Millman
Home office - contemporary freestanding desk medium tone wood floor home office idea in San Francisco with white walls
Vista Real Residence
Vista Real Residence
Narita Architects
Trendy home office photo in Los Angeles
San Diego Kitchen & Office
San Diego Kitchen & Office
Cathie Hong Interiors
We were asked to help transform a cluttered, half-finished common area to an organized, multi-functional homework/play/lounge space for this family of six. They were so pleased with the desk setup for the kids, that we created a similar workspace for their office. In the midst of designing these living areas, they had a leak in their kitchen, so we jumped at the opportunity to give them a brand new one. This project was a true collaboration between owner and designer, as it was done completely remotely.
Siena Collection White Home Office With Wall Bed by Valet Custom Cabinets & Clos
Siena Collection White Home Office With Wall Bed by Valet Custom Cabinets & Clos
Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets
Siena Collection White Home Office With Wall Bed by Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets. Designer: Jerry Archer Designed, manufactured & Installed by Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets, Campbell CA. Built-in White Home Office with raised panel doors
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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.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a home office renovation or are building a designer home office from scratch, Houzz has 271,909 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Design Theory Studio and Imbue Design. Look through home office pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a home office design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful home office photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.