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Sadly, summer is over which means time to get back to work. Why not inspire yourself by carving out a creative home office? Ideas are abound to update the look of some often overlooked spaces. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a dedicated office or craft room, with some creativity and ingenuity you can make a silk purse from a sow’s ear.
The homeowner above has taken what looks to be a scary basement and turned it into a super cute workspace. The eclectic decor, chic home office desk lamp and ceiling light distract the eye from the unsightly pipes and wires. What a great use of space.
1. Set of Two White S Chairs 2. Uttermost Trofarello Pendant Chandelier 3. Gardenia Teal Blue Adjustable Bar Stool
Have an unused counter in the kitchen or pantry? Is there a transition from the kitchen to family room that is overlooked? Even if it’s a part of your breakfast bar, this real estate can instantly go from counter to home office. Just make sure you have enough task lighting and seating for the job at hand.
4. Oriental Weavers Caspian Area Rug
Garages need not be the catchall for cobwebs, old tools and rusted cans of paint thinner. Think about taking over a wall or corner for a gardening shed, craft room or sewing space. You’d be amazed how great a garage can look with paint, some storage and cute decorative items. A cheerful rug will warm up any cold garage floor. Creating space for you to feel productive is the goal, so go forth and embrace the shift to fall productivity with these creative home office ideas.
Photos: House and Home.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.
In the first image, I hadn't even realised that those pipes were visible. until you mentioned it - great use of space and those seats are fantastic!