A dedicated work space in your home helps you set aside household distractions and focus on work. Here, we’ve gathered the top 5 home office ideas that will inspire you to design a work-friendly space in your own home. Whether the homeowners opted to hire an interior designer or DIY, these home offices, located everywhere from Beverly Hills to Brooklyn, have one thing in common: a sophisticated space secluded from such tempting distractions as TV and snacks. Photographer Steven Meisel even installed a hybrid office/master bath in his home for those moments when genius strikes, say, in the tub, and an idea must be documented. These home office design ideas will not only inspire you to get that last bit of work done, but enjoy your surroundings while doing so.

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  • Minimalist Work Space
  • For her radical redesign of a Park Avenue apartment, Jennifer Post carved six distinct areas out of the 900-square-foot space. The home office occupies an entire bedroom wall. Its decor is in line with the rest of the place, which has a minimalist feel with a strictly white palette and strategically placed accents of color throughout. “Color is used to increase the length of the apartment. You have to go look for it,” she says.
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  • Space-Saving Study
  • We’re digging the minimalism in this beach-chic Malibu home office area. The Ellwood-Lomax drop-front desk saves space and highlights all the sculptural accoutrements. That poof takes on many jobs: bookshelf, footstool, and extra chair for a study buddy.
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  • Clean and Bright
  • This bright, light home office is the perfect place to think and create. When architects Lee F. Mindel and his partner, Peter L. Shelton, redid a couple’s apartment in a 1910 building in Manhattan, they wanted to take advantage of the natural light that streamed into the corner unit. This bright office doubles as the guest room. The chairs are by Jean Prouvé, left, and Hans Wegner. The Orrefors bowls on the low table are by Shelton, Mindel & Associates.
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Fresh and Clean

A little color goes a long way in an all-white space. The study in this New York apartment designed by Desai/Chia features aluminum shelving by Rakks and just enough color and shapes for oomph.

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Cc: Architectural Digest


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