I often feel like I have to have my home office (read: desk in the living room) be perfectly set up before I can get any work done.
I might be able to thwart my procrastination tactic with a double-wide beauty like this — or really, any of these cool workspaces. I’m especially fond of the partition that separates it from the living space; just enough privacy without being shut away from the rest of the house. Dying to know what they did with their computer wires. Any ideas?
I recently moved into a new apartment, and I’ve been working on a design project – creating a comfortable home office. Frequently, these work zones are plain, with beige walls, brown furniture and drab decor that doesn’t fuel inspiration. Who wants to work under those conditions? I believe a home office should be an extension of the rest of your home. Here are some of my favorites sure to help you be super productive.
Small home offices can pack a decorative punch. Vibrant details like a floral rug make this a beautiful space to work in from 9-5.
What a Way to Make a Livin’
Wondering how to deal with the hard-to-hide cables and cords that accompany modern technology?
Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day shared her turquoise-tinged solution: a corner armoire turned home office space. She converted this used Ikea piece she found on Craigslist with some simple hardware and paint. (The color is Benjamin Moore’s Casco Bay.) A great solution for tucking away computer equipment and office supplies when they’re not in use.
This week’s Style Jolt is inspired by my current apartment dilemma: the long, narrow living room. My main living area desperately needs privacy from the office space. Any one of these gorgeous room dividers could solve the problem. (I especially love the idea of bookcase dividers to showcase my constantly growing book collection.)
Both images from The Digital Panda
Our friends at Etsy are back this week with another Get The Look: Home Decor Edition inspired by rooms from Designers Portfolio. This week they dive into traditional styling and have some great finds for your traditional living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Some of my favorites are:
We were so inspired by Etsy that we felt like continuing the fun by taking a look at items for a traditional home office and a traditional dining room.
We’ve got what you’ve been looking for: the best of the best from the 2009 HGTV Dream Home! Tons of great photos from every room all in one place.
I love the color scheme of the office. Orange and gray is a trendy color combination, but add in white trims and streamlined furnishings and the space retains a classic feel.
A traditionalist at heart, I’m drawn to the cool blue, classic furniture and elegant draperies in the living room.
What’s your favorite room? Plus, don’t miss any of the other spaces or the chance to enter the sweepstakes.