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Home Offices 109 Ideabooks

Oodles of time and research go into designing corporate workspaces, but home offices are different. People creating office spaces for themselves usually don't have access to all of the studies that have been done to determine what design aspects allow them to work best. Research from the social and physical sciences...
Quiet, Please! How to Cut Noise Pollution at Home
I work from home, and apparently I am in good, and growing, company. There are 3.1 million of us in the United States who now work from home, and this number is increasing. Do you know what we do for at least a part of our day?...
20 of the Coziest Home Offices on Houzz
“Cozy" might not seem like the first word you'd use to describe your ideal office; it may make you think of quilts and clutter that don't inspire efficiency. However, "cozy" can mean a room that's inviting, warm, layered and, yes, even organized. For...
Budget Decorator: 10 Tips for a Stylish and Personal Home Office
Home offices can be neglected when it comes to decorating, but it doesn't take much to freshen an outdated workspace, and the rewards of doing so are plenty. One of the joys of working from home, whether you do it occasionally or full time, is the freedom...
Decorate With Intention: Get Your Home Office Right
It's so easy to let a home office slide off the bottom of the decorating to-do list — after all, many visitors will never even see it. But the way this space is arranged and decorated can greatly impact productivity (and happiness) at home. From finding...
Double Take: The Disappearing Home Office
“Every mother needs a cockpit," says architect Elizabeth Emerson of E/L Studio. In this case the cockpit includes her client's long and linear office, extensive craft and wrapping paper storage, and a...
Why Your Home Office Should Be in the Backyard
We all need an office — a workspace where we can concentrate, think and have all the tools we need. Let’s face it: Even if you don’t work from home, you work from home. Taking work home has become pandemic, with people routinely now working...
9 Ways to Make Your Home Office Fabulous
There’s no rule that says your home office has to be a fun-free, functional space kitted out with a standard desk and run-of-the-mill swivel chair, and that’s your lot. In fact, how thoroughly rewarding would it be to head to work and step into a...
Glam Home Offices for Go-Getters
If you work from home, having an inspiring home office to call your own is something you may wish for — but have you ever considered that it may help your career, too? Whether or not you have client meetings at home, a workspace that is not only functional...
Room of the Day: Proudly Pink in San Antonio
Jamie Hernandez’s home office was such a mess, she was afraid to let anyone see it. Which can be a problem when you’re an interior designer and you work from home. Hernandez...
Room of the Day: Digging Emerald in a Chic Atlanta Office
This fashionable mom needed a chic command central where she could run her household and keep her family’s schedule organized. More important, she wanted a spot where she could spend time with her 2-year-old son, who loves to keep her company while...
Is It a Shed? An Office? Neither — It’s a ‘Shoffice’!
Like the garden follies that dotted English country estates in the 18th and 19th centuries, this backyard pavilion in London’s St. John’s Wood neighborhood is part sculpture and part shelter. Nestled inside a walled garden behind a 1950s terrace house,...
Room of the Day: Putting the Dining Room to Work
Truth: This room is about real life for real people. The owners of this space (located in a San Gabriel, California, ranch house) are one of those families for whom entertaining happens more often on the patio by the grill than around a linen-covered...
Room of the Day: Seaside Dreaming in a Texas Study
Catherine Dolen calls this room a study, but it’s really much more than that. “It can be a workspace, but it could just be a place for reading, for conversation, for a glass of wine after dinner or a nice place to relax,” says Dolen, the owner...
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Home Office Touches Anyone Can Do
Home office envy hits the hardest when yours feels like a disorganized mess, or you don’t even have one in the first place. Some of the offices I see are so beautiful, I wonder if anyone ever uses them. I know I’ve looked through Houzz and wished...
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