Whether you’re lucky enough to have a home office or not, we hope you enjoy scrolling through the list we’ve put together of our dream home office spaces. Perhaps it’ll provide some inspiration for a future home project?
We don’t know about you, but an unexpected perk of working from home and having team video meetings has been getting a glimpse of each other’s homes. Some of the team are now utilising their home offices more than ever before, and others have made makeshift offices in whatever part of the home feels quietest.
We’re delighted Hannah Brown from interior design consultancy Wilding & Wolfe could join us to share one of her favourite home offices she’s created. We admire Hannah’s work and her personal approach to design.
This home office was designed for a client who had previously lived in Japan. She had some vintage obi fabrics that we used in various places around the house, some on cushions and in this room, we framed one in a triptych above her desk. I also sourced some Japanese Chiyogami paper which is hand screen printed on A4 sheets to cover the walls. The paper was also used to cover her A4 files, letter tray and various other items of stationery.
The space was relatively small but it didn’t feel it because of the large glazed crittall doors dividing the study area off from the living room and dining space. These allowed light to flood through the house from front to back. To maximise the space, I designed bespoke fitted joinery and a built-in desk. Giving her plenty of storage allowed her to keep the room tidy as it was visible from the rest of the ground floor. It is a very characterful space, with its touches of brass and red leather and unique to the client it was designed for as well as being a practical space to work in. [Hannah Brown – Wilding & Wolfe]
I’m a big believer in a cluttered and messy office, which is why the (unrealistically) minimalist feel to this little study nook is not ordinarily my bag. Nobody’s desk is that clear. But there is something delicious about using an entire staircase as an extension of your office. And don’t even get me started on that sweeping balustrade type desk top combo/thing.
This was the first thing that popped into my head when I found out the theme was ‘home office’. When I first saw The Holiday I loved the beautiful house in LA including the gorgeous office where Cameron Diaz decides to trade up her home in exchange for two weeks in Surrey. Whilst a lot is going on in the room, it looks like the kind of organised chaos that you would normally find in someone’s workspace. I particularly love the positioning of the desk in front of the huge doors which are framed so well by the velvet curtains, which then tie in with the plants on the desk. [Mo]
Home offices aren’t just for adults – kids also need somewhere to do their homework, writing and art projects. This is a fantastic design by Matt Wright that creates a private space for three children and allows their work and toys to be shut away when not in use. The punches of individual colour contrast beautifully to the white doors when the wall is closed down.
This choice is inspired by Mo’s. Right now, living in the fictional setting off this home office, surrounded by views of the beach is very appealing. I think lots of natural light is key to a productive working environment. I also wouldn’t mind being Diane Keaton for the day.
Small, clever, efficient, bright, warm, all I want in a home office – although my desk would never look that tidy!
I love everything about this home studio. It’s a simple but unusual form. The cladding and detailing. It’s well-lit and ply-lined interior. But most of all, I love the way it cantilevers out over a small burn with a window in its floor like a glass-bottom boat. I can imagine this is a wonderfully calming place to work.