Do you have a home office? Do you spend a lot of time in there? Leave you feeling blah? It may be time to give that work space the design attention it deserves. No matter how unimportant a room seems, the bottom line is: if you spend a lot of time there, it should make you happy. Something as simple as a pair of statement lamps can do wonders.
This, friends, is redonkulous. Leave it to Kelly Wearstler to design a home office that melts your face off. You’ll notice that bookshelves are a common factor in each of the photos today. There’s no denying the effect books have on a room. Cozy, lived-in, functional, inviting, and of course they make you look smart. I should take a moment to acknowledge that Wearstler’s design budgets are astronomical, which could easily leave the rest of us feeling discouraged but don’t let it! The key is to focus on concepts and details that can easily be translated into a more modest home. Like the aforementioned use of many books or just like in the previous photo, a pair of statement lamps.
I don’t know how functional that desk is (where do you hide all the inevitable cords?), but I admit that I love the concept of a desk being open to the room rather than jammed in a corner and facing a wall. My favorite aspect of this design is the seating nook with it’s comfy bench and dark, dramatic wall paint.
Which of these offices is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!