The Home Offices of Our Dreams

August 6, 2020
Who said your home office has to be drab and boring? From colorful ceiling stripes and tulip chairs to antique desks framed by chinoiserie curtains, we’re eying these stunning WFH spots—courtesy of our latest book S is for Style (order today!).

Things are Looking Up

In their office, Tali Roth and Tina Rich show that you don’t have to sacrifice style for function, elevating the uncluttered space with cheerful colors and a diagonal stripe on the ceiling that serves as the focal point of the room.

Handsome Hideaway

Chair in Design 107 fabric and stool in St. Marks Print fabric, both by Frank Lloyd Wright for Schumacher; walls trimmed in Matrix Tape by Schumacher.Francesco Lagnese

A study by Pencil & Paper Co. channels the dapper side of preppy, with a clean-lined Parsons desk, graphic modern art and dark walls edged in a Greek key tape.

Calm and Collected

At Hubert de Givenchy and Philippe Venet’s Manoir du Jonchet, a simple wooden a-frame desk plays off the mix of casual slipcovered and rattan seating.

Sensual Spare

Roman shades and lampshade in Charee Silk Stripe fabric by Schumacher.Nickolas Sargent

For a study in neutrals by Sarah Bartholomew, it’s all about nuanced textures and patterns, with fluted plaster walls, subtle geometric floors, an ebony-hued writing desk and a faint stripe at the windows.

Laid Back

Headboard in Andromeda fabric by Schumacher.Jessie Preza

A brass desk doubling as a nightstand makes for a sharp and striking contrast to the tie-dye-pattern headboard in an informal bedroom by Jessie Preza.

Drawing the Line

Curtains in Deconstructed Stripe fabric, walls in Deconstructed Stripe wallpaper, both by Miles Redd for Schumacher.Richard Powers

Mona Ross Berman leaves no surface unattended, using a matching fabric and wallpaper to create a polished, pulled-together backdrop for a handsome mid-century style desk.

Staying in Neutral

With a collection of midcentury furniture, Moroccan and Native American textiles, fashion illustrations, leather and cowhide accents and a graphic black accent wall, Michael Berkowitz warms up a dining-meets-work spot in an otherwise bland New York City studio apartment.

Casually Chic

Headboard and pillows in Katsugi fabric by Schumacher.Francesco Lagnese

A classic bleached wood secretary desk makes a subtle statement against a symphony of other natural textures—pale stone, wicker, rattan—in this supremely serene bedroom by Tom Scheerer.