20 Impressive Home Office Ideas That Will Increase Your Productivity

These designer spaces are primed for energy and inspiration.

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Luke White

You won't mind getting work done in a hideaway like what you see here. Not only are these work-ready spaces aesthetically pleasing, but their unique designs will inspire new ideas and boost your productivity.

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janet gridley desk
Maura McEvoy
Sculpted Office Desk

Turn part of the master suite into a stylish work space, like this cute command station in a Minnesota home. Janet Gridley found her unique vintage elephant desk at and painted it 's White Dove for the bedroom corner.

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green home office
Peter Murdock
Mint Green Office

Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Colema designed this study to look like a garden shed. Like the millwork throughout the Alabama house, it was painted in Farrow & Ball's Arsenic — a fresh green hue — to contrast with the more traditional architecture.

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study with wire shelves
Eric Piasecki
Aluminium Office Accents

A vintage aluminum desk and stool from Wyeth hit a mid-century modern note in a Colorado cabin's study. Chicken-wire bookcases from Lucca Antiques add a rustic touch to the room.

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nick olsen home office
Francesco Lagnese
Sleek Office Stripes

Let pattern invigorate, not distract, your workflow. Nick Olsen upholstered an with wool felt and Passementerie trim for a Manhattan home office.

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Christopher Sturman
Greek Office Rug

The library in designer Garrow Kedigian's Manhattan apartment sheds fresh light on the classics he collects, both literary and decorative. A custom Stark rug bears the designer's hallmark Greek key pattern.

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Thomas Loof
Office Writing Desk

Designer Wesley Moon covered a set of Italian shield-back chairs in a glazed linen by Ralph Lauren Home and updated an antique secretary desk with a white leather writing surface.

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James Merrell
Blue Office Shades

In a downstairs office, the walls are upholstered in three hues of Larsen's Houston linen, which are echoed in the Roman shades of Raoul Textiles' Riviera Stripe. Designer Frank Roop had the metal Art Deco desk, which was originally black, repainted in high-gloss azure at an auto-body shop.

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amir khamneipur home office
Peter Murdock
Office Pocket Doors

In this home office in Manhattan, lacquered pocket doors help hide the bedroom during parties, and brass-trimmed shelves corral stationery in fabric-covered boxes. "Call me old-fashioned, but I handwrite thank-you notes and letters," says designer Amir Khamneipur.

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Björn Wallander
Textured Office

The black-and-white motif of a Charleston home by Jill Sharp Weeks extends into the office. The zebra-print chairs are flea-market finds from France.

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Karyn R. Millet
Vintage Office

A vintage beaded wall hanging picks up the tropical hues of a San Francisco home office. Walls covered in Schumacher's Andalus, a desk by Kindel Furniture and an Artistic Frame chair upholstered in Kravet's Versailles velvet create "a glamorous bird's nest," says designer Julie Kleiner.

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Gordon Gregory
Creamy Office Palette

Designer Ryland Witt put together this cozy workspace awash in layers of cream and ivory. The feminine design means it can easily double as a dressing room.

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Luke White
Nordic Style Office

There's nothing like a great view to inspire creativity. A simple Swedish desk was placed by a window with a view of the Baltic Sea in a Scandinavian home by designer Marshall Watson.

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sam allen home office
David A. Land
Colorful Office Shelving

In his first apartment, Connecticut-based Sam Allen turned an alcove into an office with IKEA's Kallax shelves. The white chair and West Elm desk complete the setup — and the wall-mounted TV can be viewed from the sofa.

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frank gehry chair
Lisa Romerein
Swedish Office Desk

A Frank Gehry chair is paired with a 1790s Swedish desk in the living room of this California home layered with color and texture by designer Benjamin Dhong.

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italian marquetry desk
Frederic Lagrange
Antique Office Accents

This 950-square-foot Venetian apartment is dressed up with some lovely antiques by designer Matthew White, like this Italian marquetry desk in a transformed corner of the living room.

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pantry and study
Paul Raeside
Office Open Shelving

In designer Nina Farmer's Boston brownstone, the kitchen pantry also houses her office. To the right of the Waterworks Fireclay Farmhouse sink, open shelves hold plates from Hermès and Match, above cabinets with polished nickel Bistro pulls from Restoration Hardware.

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Victoria Pearson
Lavender Office

The study walls in this 1930s home were painted lavender by designer Nathan Turner, then streaked with gray for a more subdued effect. An ornate Baguès chandelier pairs with a streamlined 1960s desk.

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craftsman oak chair
Victoria Pearson
Leather Office Desk

In this California beach cottage by designer Peter Dunham and architect Scott Laidlaw, the library's sleek white leather desk is stylishly paired with a sculptural oak Craftsman-style chair.

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lindsey bond home office
Jonny Valiant
Clever Office Curtains

In the office of designer Lindsey Bond's updated cottage in Birmingham, Alabama, curtains soften the room and hide everyday office clutter on the shelves.

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<p>"I love the New York Public Library, where pairs of lights illuminate the tables," says Redd.  He turned an underused library into his mother's office and helped her organize her desk. "My mother is the kind of person who writes a letter to someone who leaves her a voice mail," he says.</p><p>Redd skirted a dining table in Lee Jofa's Althea chintz, with Samuel & Sons fringe. "A table skirt hides a multitude of sins: correspondence and shopping bags," he says. "We snaked the lamp cords through the table leaves and under the rug."</p>
Peter Murdock
Library Office

Miles Redd turned an underused library into an office for his mother. The designer skirted a dining table in Lee Jofa's Althea chintz, with Samuel & Sons fringe. "A table skirt hides a multitude of sins: correspondence and shopping bags," he says. "We snaked the lamp cords through the table leaves and under the rug."

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