1.03.2012

office envy

Lately I have been thinking a lot about home offices... mostly hoping to put together an amazing one for myself sometime soon.  I have been collecting images for years of spaces that I love.

Source {Lonny Mag}

Lonny Magazine has an amazing office, featured in their May/June 2011 issue.  I love how such a small space has been optimized for 2 people to work at the same time, and the brick wall in the back just adds so much character!  There is a lot going on in this small space, but since it is all very light, with a lot of white elements, it doesn't seem too busy to the eye.  And check out that amazing lamp in the back!  I suggest going to this issue to drool over the rest of the office, as well.


Source {Pinterest}

I love this office!  It's the ultimate designer office, with a spotless desk, plenty of layout space, a pin board for ideas and inspiration, and a bookshelf for all of the magazines and books full of pictures that every designer can never get enough of.  And those drawers, how ideal are they?!  It's the perfect hybrid of organization and creative clutter for me.  I would love to see what is going on in the rest of the room to the right, though.


Source {Pinterest}

The great thing about this work space is the beautiful built-in shelves in the back.  It's everything that a home office needs, in one small space, and even has a window view all day long!  The shelves are very interesting, as this isn't a shape you see very often.  It's a nice contemporary twist on a very traditional element.  Perfect for artwork, accessories, and practical storage as well!


Source {Pinterest}

This is a bedroom with an entire wall of work area - allowing for a large work space and storage for everything you could ever need.  The detail that is so wonderful is the pinboard on the wall, with ribbons to stick those inspiring images under.


Source {Pinterest}

Need I say anything??  I mean, hello shelf porn!


And then... there's the closet desks.  We've all seen them.  They can be so cliche, but every once in a while, you come across that little extra detail that makes it work a second look.  Plus, there's no denying how practical they are... as long as you have a free closet lying around.

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I think the thing that draws me to this picture so much is that beautiful wood floor!  I know, completely office unrelated.  Sorry.



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This one is in an Ikea wardrobe!  They're completely customizable, and can be made so inexpensively to the exact preferences that you have.



Source {Pinterest}

Don't forget to make use of every bit of space when you're working with a space this small.  The walls on either side of you are valuable vertical space to store small supplies like notepads, paper clips, pens, etc.




Source {Pinterest}

As with the last photo, this one shows how creative you can be with a few yards of wallpaper to spruce up an otherwise boring wall that you will be staring at for hours on end.  Take advantage of your doors, too.  Again, with the use every free bit of space.  With something this cute and organized, you are sure to look forward to working in your new space!


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