16 Colorful Offices Ideal For That Work From Home Life

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A beautiful office can make working from home a delight. Draw some decor inspiration from these spaces to make yours an inspiring and stress-free environment filled with unique details.


POWER OF PURPLE

Photo: Tim Lenz

The home office is a study in purple with Benjamin Moore’s Hint of Violet on the walls and Mauve Blush on the trim. The Modernist lacquered desk from John Salibello Antiques is flanked by an armchair from Van Den Akker Antiques and an orange Dan Johnson for Selig side chair.


FEELING GRAY

office with gray flannel wallcovering

Photo: Michael Robinson

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.


FULL FUNCTION

Functional office with open shelving and modern art.

Photo: Casey Dunn

Revolving around function and organization, the study features custom millwork by KingWood Fine Cabinetry and knobs from Alexander Marchant. A Geiger chair from Workplace Resource sits atop Fabrica carpet from Schroeder. The Joseph Kosuth neon piece is from James Barron Art in Kent, Connecticut.


NOD TO MID-MOD

Study featuring Steve McCurry photography and midcentury modern-style furnishings.

Photo: Pär Bengtsson

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.


COZY CORNER

vintage mahogany writing table in study

Photo: Marius Chira

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.


TAILORED SOPHISTICATION

Office with vaulted ceiling, plaid carpet, desk and settee

Photo: Trevor Tondro

Decorative painter Jacqueline Moore embellished the desk by The Flemming Group in the wife’s 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.


BOOK IT

The library is painted in dark blue tones.

Photo: Christopher Stark

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 PATTERN

The wife's office shows off 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.

Photo: Brantley Photography

The wife’s 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.


DOUBLE DUTY

eclectic office pink and purple accents

Photo: Christopher Stark

In the wife’s 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.


ANTIQUE BEAUTY

rustic office area antique elements

Photo: Lisa Romerein

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.


ENGLISH TOUCHES

traditional living room pink velvet chair gold accents

Photo: Joshua McHugh

“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.


IF YOU BUILD IT

contemporary office study steel wood shelving art

Photo: Ryann Ford

DuChateau wood on the floor, walls and ceiling defines the 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.


PICTURE WINDOW

office lee ottomons schumacher fabric

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 BACKDROP

A home office has a dramatic floral wallpaper. A black-and-white photograph hangs behind the desk.

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.

BLUE MOOD

Home office with blue grasscloth wall covering, light-colored wood desk, lacquered blue cabinet, pair of table lamps and sunburst mirror

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 DISPLAY

Photo: Nathan Schroder

A former bedroom was reimagined as the wife’s 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.