While the conveniences of modern life could allow us to work from anywhere in the house – the sofa, the armchair curled up under the covers – there’s nothing quite like having a home office of our own. Whether you’re writing the next great American novel, doing your bookkeeping, or just updating your Twitter feed with another video of hamsters eating things, a home office is the best way to recharge your batteries and get on with the task at hand to concentrate. Having your own workspace is great, but not essential.
Great home offices can fit into bedrooms, kitchens, and even the awkwardly shaped corner of your hallway. If you have any ideas for decorating Ace offices, we have fifteen beautiful office looks to get you started. For more inspiration, check out this blog post and our Hamptons home office design.
Minimalist home office
This minimal Danish home has a home office that snuggles into a corner of the window. Great for working with natural light! Over seventy nine ideas and Elle decoration.
This French house designed by Marie-Laure Helmkampf features a long shelf that doubles as a work surface. Over seventy-nine ideas.
Office and living areas
This space, photographed by Derek Swallwell, has an office area that fits snugly between the living room and the terrace.
This office, photographed by Jonas Ingerstedt, is adorned with art and prints – perfect if you want to work in the midst of beauty.
This London home designed by Rose Uniacke features a desk that protrudes from the built-in shelves.
This Manhattan loft has a long communal table that doubles as a home office. Photo by Simon Watson. Via Architectural Digest.
Glamorous home office
This Washington home office, designed by Kelly Wearstler, is all about beauty and glamor. About Elle Decor.
The home office of the Italian fashion designer Stefano Pilati has a two-seat desk, floor-to-ceiling windows and a cozy Moroccan carpet. Designed by Bruno Caron Architectes. Photo by Björn Wallander. Via Architectural Digest.
Parisian style office
The open and airy layout of Laurence and Patrick Seguin’s home office is ideal for getting your ideas moving. Photo by Simon Watson. Via Architectural Digest.
Even a trailer can have a fabulous home office. Sofie Howard’s Malibu trailer has a desk that fits in a corner of the hallway. Photo by Spencer Lowell. Via Dwell.
Fashionable home office
The fashion consultant Andréa Krueger in Paris has a corner office with lots of light and beautiful furniture from the 20th century. Photo by Brittany Ambridge. About dominoes.
Home office by Massimo Vignelli
The office of the legendary design couple Massimo and Lella Vignelli plays with light and size by combining dark furniture next to a large window. About Noupe.