Designing a functional and stylish home office

13 Aug

My husband and I both work full-time in corporate roles – myself in marketing and him in the consulting space. We are usually based here in SF (me) and all over the world (him!) but we do get to work from home occasionally. So having a quiet serene space where we can focus and get our “real” work done is critical!

I had these grand plans of going all out girlie glamor on this home office but Jon gave me a firm NO on that front!!!!  I get it – how can he focus when surrounded by pretty pink shiny things??!!! (actually come to think of it how will I?!!).

So its back to clean and serene…here’s where I am currently  landing on the design front.

Clean and modern office space

I love the idea of an all white space and maybe adding in some pattern with a funky wallpaper

Pattern at play in a modern office

I love the graphic nature of this space – its clean but has life in it through the subtle use of color.

A graphic and clean office space

I love the way this space has been brightened through the use of prints and artwork.

A bright and cheerful space through the use of art.

Image sources. 1. 2. 3. 4.

What’s your favorite space?

5 Responses to “Designing a functional and stylish home office”

  1. Iris Interiors LLC August 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    That is a hard one. I think I’d have to go for the first one or the last one. I think they would be conducive to productivity and both you and your husband would enjoy them.

    • Samantha August 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

      Thanks for your feedback Iris – I’m leaning towards the first one too, I think its a look that would be easy to replicate!

      • Iris Interiors LLC August 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

        I hope you post the finished project! I’d be excited to see it.

  2. April Aultman Becker August 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Hi there, we have a very similar design aesthetic…I am building a house and going over all these questions too. I actually found your site looking for cedar siding, but I just wrote a post on wallpaper and included that tree patterned one too. 🙂
    Check out my blog:

    • Samantha August 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

      Hi April – thanks for dropping by! I saw your post on wallpaper and I love the trees one too..its definitely a favorite in the design blogging world. Good luck with your build!

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