The Perfect Workspace

April 14, 2011

What characteristics would define your perfect workspace? Depending on the work at hand we all have different needs, but I’d wager most everyone would love their workspace to be described as orderly, inviting, energizing, and comfortable. Those lucky folks who get to work from home have an opportunity to really step it up and create a dream workspace. All of the latest and coolest office design infuses all the above elements plus loads of personality.

I do not work from home. Although I do spend a fair amount of time on my laptop, I typically just plop down on the sofa and simultaneously watch “How I Met Your Mother” or “House Hunters International”. Perhaps one day I will find myself designing a perfect home workspace of my own with rooms like these as inspiration!

Love these warm wood floors. When putting a desk against a wall it would be important to me to not leave that wall bare and uninspiring. Otherwise I’d much rather have the view out of one of those windows! Via Bolaget Inspiration.

How about a workspace right in the middle of your living area? It may seem a little odd, but as long as there’s a dedicated block of time where the space can be devoted to your work, why not? And who wouldn’t want to set up shop next to that wonderful open view to the outdoors? Designed by dufner heighes, via Houzz.

A few pieces of quality furniture really make this space. I especially love the legs on the desk. Via desire to inspire via Stadshem.

I am so drawn to this space, though realistically I think I would tone down the white a bit to make it my own. Most people will tell you to avoid working in the same room that you sleep, but I think if the room is large enough you can make it work in a pinch. What really makes this room is all the little details like the colorful horses on the wall shelf, the patterned prints on the wall, and the vibrant wiring on the awesome pendant light. Photographed by Petra Bindel for Dwell, the home of Finnish stylist Susana Vento, found via From Scandinavia with love.

Organized but not sterile, bright and open, and full of visual interest like the mismatched chairs and fun rug. I wish I had a reason to have a rug like that. Photographed by Magnus Anesund via Sรถderberg Agentur.

Via decorology via Scandinavian Chic.

Rustic + Modern + Fun Details = I love it. Via emmas designblogg via Bo Bedre.

Styled by Jason Grant, Photographed by Derek Swalwell for Philosophy, found via desire to inspire.

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  • Reply Stephanie April 14, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I love the bookshelf with the ladder in that one workspace! I love books, I always buy them. My dream is to just have my own library in my home some day.

    • Reply Christina Ebbers April 14, 2011 at 10:45 am

      Bookshelves with ladders are always fun! A home library would be awesome and oh so sophisticated. Haha.

  • Reply Erin April 14, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I like the last one a lot.

  • Reply Elle {SWITCHEROOm} April 16, 2011 at 11:12 am

    it’s like a lot of my HO’s rolled into one post! Gorgeous work spaces! I love the one with bronze frame/ wood table, and the rustic + modern.

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