I am still pondering what to do with my home office now that I am spending most of my waking hours there. I am currently choosing paint colors and debating whether or not to change my window treatments. Trying to strike the right balance between functionality and comfortable home fashion is a tricky endeavor as more and more people opt to ditch their corporate digs for the greener pastures of home sweet home
Here's some inspiration from Row House Creative. This office has a nice blend of functional and decorative items. I like the use of urns as pencil holders. The whitewashed floors and stark white walls are a nice contrast against the red brick.
This small office is well organized to hold an array of books and supplies. The abundant personal items in combination with decorative accessories make it a very comfortable space. The white porcelain lamps, cane back chair and bordered rug soften the space and add to it's comfortable feel.
I love this little office. It's cheerful and inspiring. The space is unified by using the same fabric as the curtains to cover the desk and hide some of the clutter underneath.
Here's an office fit for a very sophisticated home toiler. I like the minimalist style and the way they warmed up the room by using grass cloth on the walls.
I'm not usually a fan of Pottery Barn but this room makes me happy just to look at it. I think I could while the day away quite nicely in here. More whitewashed floors - I see a trend.
This is the office of author Carmen Callil. You can clearly see that this is a real working office which is what I love about it. The desk was her father's and was shipped to her from Australia. It is the centerpiece of the office and must be a great source of inspiration for her. Again white washed floors!
Famed writer, Beryl Bainbridge, author of Every Man For Himself and Young Adolf among countless other classics, writes her novels in this wonderful office that looks like a setting in one of her books. She actually types of her first drafts on that typewriter. The gun is a toy belonging to one of her grandchildren.
Who knew simple white cubes could look so inviting? Those baskets hide a multitude of sins!
More white cubes - I like the green paint showing through. It keeps the space open and minimizes the cubes.
It seems a good view in a home office is mandatory to a happy work environment. Luckily my office is almost all windows, although being in Las Vegas this means it is a blast furnace in the summer and I spend all day with the blinds closed.
My office used to be primarily my sewing and craft room. Now it's doing double duty. I think that's part of my problem. It is almost impossible to keep a sewing room looking organized. This sewing room below is about as good as it gets.
When I finally make some decisions about what to do with my own office I'll post some before & after pictures. If you have a cool home office please share some photos!