A well-organized and colorful office can make working from home a delight. Whether you prefer fail-safe neutrals or playful patterns, draw colorful office decor inspiration from these modern office designs to make your space an inspiring and stress-free environment filled with unique details.
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THE LASTING POWER OF PURPLE
FEELING GRAY TODAY IN THE OFFICE
Designer Andrea Goldman used a gray flannel wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries to set the tone in the secluded study, which features a Stark rug and a ceiling fixture by The Urban Electric Co. Goldman designed the desk and the armchair, which is upholstered in Theo Fabric.
PUNCHY AND POWERFUL
Photo: Aimée Mazzenga
Inspired by a page she tore from a magazine, homeowner Jill Alberts wanted a moody, all-black office, which designer Sarah Vaile achieved with Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black. In dramatic contrast are a custom white sofa covered in Kravet linen, a white lacquer desk from The CEH in Dallas and as well as a bold Turkish rug. The colorful decor and design in this office make it one of the favorite rooms of the house.
NOD TO MID-MODERN STYLE
A photograph by Steve McCurry overlooks the study’s sleek trestle desk by Richard Wrightman Design and a black leather tulip chair found on 1st Dibs, which top a flat-weave wool rug from Abrash. The Burled Co fabricated the shelving.
A COZY CORNER OFFICE
The husband’s vintage mahogany writing table in the study is another Frits Henningsen addition, with a gilt ceramic table lamp by Andrea Koeppel. Ample built-ins painted in Benjamin Moore’s Coastal Fog house the family’s treasured collection of books and objets d’art.
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Decorative painter Jacqueline Moore embellished the desk by The Flemming Group in the wife’s colorful office. The desk chair with nailhead trim is by Century. A lamp from Nicky Rising illuminates the room, while a Plum chaise in a Romo chenille from Thomas Lavin offers an elegant spot to perch.
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BOOK IT TO THIS MOODY LIBRARY
Though the library was newly remodeled, San Francisco-based interior designer Eche Martinez wanted to “make it look like it’s been here forever.” He curated a blend of new and old finds, including a turn-of-the-century Persian Qashqai Kashkooli rug, a Michael Dawkins desk, a Roberto Lazzeroni Ginger swivel armchair, and a pair of 1950s suspended sconces by Maison Lunel.
ALL-OVER COLORFUL PATTERN
The wife’s colorful office shows off designer Mally Skok’s Brimfield wallpaper in Delft Blue from Monica James; her Emmie fabric in the Multi colorway appears on the valance and antique armchair. Bungalow 5’s Tansu console table, holding vintage lamps acquired in London, and Claudette desk counter Serena & Lily’s Sunwashed Riviera chair on a Fibreworks rug.
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DOUBLE DUTY COLOR AND STYLE
In the wife’s colorful office, which doubles as a yoga studio, pillows are covered in handwoven silk ikat. Furnishings include a white parchment desk with curved legs from Sylvan San Francisco and a Womb chair from Knoll with custom wool-blend upholstery. The airy drapery panels are made of Casamance fabric and the antique rug is from Mansour in Los Angeles.
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RUSTIC ANTIQUE BEAUTY
The clients asked for a small office area off the downstairs guest suite. With antique storage elements and additional shelving, the space is both functional and full of character. The brass pendant above the antique Swedish desk is from Visual Comfort & Co.
BRIGHT ENGLISH TOUCHES
“One of my favorite pieces is the Maison Jansen writing table,” designer Michael Aiduss says of the desk from Greenwich Living Antiques & Design Centre in the living room, where Fabricut silk for the draperies and a silk-and-wool Marc Phillips carpet bring lustrous touches. Beside the desk is a vintage stool and a chair in Quadrille velvet; behind it is one of a pair of 19th-century applique panels. A strie Stark fabric covers the armchair.
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BUILDING A WOODEN HIDEAWAY
Photo: Ryann Ford
DuChateau wood on the floor, walls and ceiling defines this office, which houses a desk featuring rift-sawn white-oak cabinetry wearing Deltana hardware from Hardware by Design. Above it is illuminated blackened-steel-and-wood shelving, with lighting overhead by The Urban Electric Co.; Audio Zeal handled the home automation. Art from the homeowners’ collection overlooks a Design Within Reach desk chair.
PERFECT PICTURE WINDOW
Photo: Buff Strickland
Lee ottomans upholstered in Schumacher fabric add subtle pattern to the office, which features a CB2 desk topped with a lamp from Stockton Hicks Laffey. Visual Comfort & Co. sconces from Taylors frame an expansive window with views of the property’s live oak trees.
BOLD FLORAL BACKDROP
Photo: Ryan McDonald
A bold backdrop for a lacquered faux horn desk with brass legs and hardware from Made Goods, the office walls are covered in a floral wallpaper by Cole & Son from Kravet. The artwork by Flora Borsi is from Daniel Kinkade Fine Art.
SETTING A DARK BLUE MOOD
Photo: Emily Followill
A lacquered cabinet by Block & Chisel and Phillip Jeffries grass cloth set a blue mood in the office, where designer Andrea Henzlik played with texture and pattern. Vintage Murano glass lamps frame a sunburst mirror from Scott Antique Markets, Cowtan & Tout draperies dress the window, and a sisal rug from Robert Grier Carpet and Rugs adds texture underfoot.
ON COLORFUL DISPLAY
Photo: Nathan Schroder
A former bedroom was reimagined as the wife’s home office with the help of new bookcases and a Bungalow 5 desk. Both the armchair’s plaid and the ottoman’s animal print are Kravet and the Monarch draperies are Vervain. This colorful home office is both modern and aesthetic.