A dedicated home office space that’s stylish, comfortable, and free from distractions inspires creativity and spurs productivity. From a posh corner office spot across from a Ferrari to a gallery-like nook to an office designed for a dozen feline “coworkers,” these work-friendly ideas will make you want to complete your to-do list.
Cubism Not Cubicle
Architect Carol Kurth designed this modern home on a wooded property in Westchester County, New York, to blend the homeowners’ art collection with the beauty of nature. Staring out the window of this home office probably feels like working at the verdant Met Cloisters museum.
Desk in the Desert
The empty-nester owners of this house in Scottsdale, Arizona, asked architect Brent Kendle to make them feel like they were “living in the desert” inside their home. This office aesthetically flows into the cactus-dappled desert with sandy brown furniture and a window that swings open to let in natural light and balmy breezes.
It figures that the home office in architect Dan Coletti’s luxurious, 8,000-square-foot showcase property on a Las Vegas hillside would be as opulent and open as the rest of the glass-gilded mansion, with a wide-open view of the sports car parked across the courtyard.
An organic palette of materials helps this home in north Phoenix blend into its mountain desert surroundings. The sharp but spartan home office space facilitates total focus - except for maybe the urge to walk outside through the giant sliding glass doors and do something more fun than work.
Cat-ty Coworking Space
When your clients have more than a dozen rescue cats running around their Tucson, Arizona, home, spaces including the office need to be designed with felines that like to climb and knock things off surfaces in mind. Architecture firm HK Associates boosts the visual appeal of this otherwise minimalist office with a picturesque window.
In the White Room
Design firm Simply + Modern calls this modernist marvel west of Las Vegas “Shades of White” for its fair tones and the gleaming glass that composes half the house – including an entire wall of this home office, in which nature provides pops of color.
Now and Den
To beat the heat in this 8,000-square-foot contemporary home in Phoenix, Arizona, Charles Cunniffe Architects used large overhangs to reduce heat transfer and utilized smaller windows in rooms that require less natural light, like this dark and handsome home office.