A dedicated work space in your home helps you set aside household distractions and focus on work. Here, we’ve gathered home office ideas that will inspire you to design a work-friendly space in your own home. These home offices, located everywhere from Beverly Hills to Brooklyn, have one thing in common: a sophisticated space secluded from such tempting distractions as TV and snacks.
Photographer Steven Meisel even installed a hybrid office/master bath in his home for those moments when genius strikes, say, in the tub, and an idea must be documented. From actor Julianna Margulies’s Manhattan apartment to author Judy Blume’s Key West, Florida, retreat. These home office design ideas will not only inspire you to get that last bit of work done. But enjoy your surroundings while doing so.
In the master bedroom as well as home office of this St. Barts hilltop house, Kang Chang of KangModern designed the desk as well as stainless steel light fixture; the desk chair is by Cassina, the armchair is by Pollaro, and the sculpture is by Fujitsuka Shosei.
Marrakech Home Office
Rounding out our list of home office ideas is this verdant gem. A 19th-century Persian light hangs in the green bedroom of a Marrakech house. That belonged to the late Chilean artist Claudio Bravo; the bedspread is Gujarati mirror-work embroidery. The chest is 19th-century Moroccan, and the desk as well as chair are embellished with bone inlay. Sardar Design Studio renovated the residence.
A Vintage Vision
Inside an 1840s Manhattan townhouse renovated by the architecture firm Leroy Street Studio as well as decorated by Christine Markatos Design. A Piet Boon ceiling light from Twentieth overlooks the study, where an Aston rolling desk chair from Suite New York is pulled up to a vintage George Nelson table by Herman Miller; the lamp is from Room, as well as the shelves are vintage Jean-Marie Massaud.
Everything You Need in One Room
A 19th-century Spanish sunburst mirror hangs in the master bedroom of a Virginia residence designed by Thomas Pheasant; two blanc de chine export vases were mounted as lamps. With a work space, bed, as well as seating area. You may never want to leave to leave this gorgeous room.
Beverly Hills Study
Karin Blake combined East Coast tradition with an eclectic point of view for the interiors of screenwriter Paul Attanasio as well as producer Katie Jacobs’s Beverly Hills residence. The antique English table, bordered by vintage sewing chairs, lends Attanasio’s office the air of a workshop. The books look well-loved too.
For the francophile, this 19th-century Renaissance-style desk decorates the library of a historic French château. The blue crown molding and rug really tie the room together.
Serene San Francisco Study
At this San Francisco home designed by Tucker & Marks and Andrew Skurman Architects. The study is paneled in rift-sawn oak; the curtains are of a Cowtan & Tout print. And the André Arbus desk and Khotan rug are both vintage. Simple sophistication: check.