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Home Offices 115 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Home offices can be neglected when it comes to decorating, but it doesn't take much to freshen an outdated workspace, and the rewards of doing so are plenty.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...
Get Inspired by a DIY Mouse Pad
Making your own mouse pad is a quick way to get an office accessory that matches the rest of your room’s style — and personalizing your message and design is easier than you might think. In about an hour, with limited supplies, you can have your own...
5 Ideas for a Great Home Learning Zone
As children head back to school, it’s back to reality for parents too. Now is the time to organize our homes for the homework that’s soon to come. Advance planning and a few simple strategies, the experts say, can help boost productivity and reduce...
Objects of Desire: File These Secretary Desks Under ‘Gorgeous’
When I think of a secretary desk, I think of my dad’s home office while I was growing up. When my dad needed to work, his antique mahogany secretary became an elegant place from which to telecommute. But when my parents entertained, it was closed to...
Room of the Day: Nautical Chic Brings the Cozy to a Family Room
This long, narrow room in a historic home once belonging to a sea captain needed to work extra hard. Interior designer Jocelyn Chiappone of Digs Design Company was hired to create...
Room of the Day: A Stylish Mom Cave Inspires Creativity and Girl Time
“This was the room that always had its door closed,” says interior designer Emily Griffin. After she had finished designing almost...
Who Says a Dining Room Has to Be a Dining Room?
Cathy Zaeske’s kids had moved on from their Lego blocks and taken up musical instruments, so it was time to get rid of the playroom that had taken over what had once been designated the dining area. Clearing things out gave her a good chance to rethink...
Room of the Day: A Garage Makeover That Rocks
Before professional musician Tim Mosher married interior designer Lindsay Pennington, his former hunting cottage in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles, was all...
Room of the Day: A Happy Home Office in Atlanta
A historic colonial farmhouse isn’t the best setting for running a successful modern consulting business. That’s why this Atlanta couple decided to turn the top floor of their traditional home into a fresh, upbeat home office where the mother of three...
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