For many today, with the rise in both self-employment and flexible working trends, home is the new workplace. As such, a cosmopolitan home office is more popular than ever and has become one of the most essential residential amenities. Whether you prefer a modern design with minimalist lines or a more classic traditional design, the following sophisticated home offices combine both aesthetics and functionality to provide the perfect space for you to stay motivated while you work.
Soft lighting and sleek wood furnishings embellish this county-side view that boasts luscious green trees, topiaries and manicured lawns. This home office provides the requisite serenity needed for you to focus solely upon work.
With a city view to accompany your work day, a glass wall celebrating that view is key. Ivory colored walls and flooring make the glass window the focal point of this home office. Day or evening, this home office compels professional productivity.
This home office is located in a New York townhouse owned by art dealers. It showcases a Sarfatti light fixture, Prouvé desk, and Finn Juhl chair. The wall mirrors are by Line Vautrin, the artworks are by Cy Twombly and Jean Dubuffet, and the banquette cushions are clad in a Great Plains fabric. The decor of this home office proves that there is no distinction between artistic, “creative” production and the economics of “hard” work.
This home office is located in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and owned by the designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman. Fisher designed the office’s desk and embellished the Queen Anne chair with shells and black paint. The oval-shaped window, brick ceiling and gray accent wall are unique features that create the perfect space for non-stop working.
This home office welcomes the outdoors into the space. The green walls further enhance the natural greenery of the outside. This home office creates an ambience that allows for long work hours that are so pleasurable, work no longer feels like work. Labor is transformed into inspired action.
This home office is located in Paris and owned by fashion designer, Stefano Pilati. An ebony-painted molding turns a bare wall into a stunning, graphic focal point. You can give any room an edge with a trim treatment that shows attention to bold color. Ètourdissant! It remains undisputed that a worldly home office secluded from household interruptions is quite the work incentive that inspires success and assists you in continually producing nothing but sweet surplus.
What stands out in this retro home office? The chairs, sculpture and carpet. Fucchsia leather chairs were designed by Kelly Wearstler and bring a pop of color to this home office located in a Bel Air, California. The tube sculpture on the desk was also designed by Wearstler, and the carpet was custom made by the Rug Company. All of these items create a vibe that’s playful. This seems to be the perfect home office for artistic endeavors, innovations brought to life.
Monochromic Navy Blue
This home office is part of Alex Rodriguez’s Florida estate. A pedestal table is grouped with Saarinen armchairs, designed by Florence Knoll, and is accompanied by a carpet designed by Diane von Furstenberg. The masculine, navy ambience denotes a sophisticated proclivity for hard-core business and a soft-core design flow.
Glass Sheathed Walls
This office needs nothing more than the retractable glass walls that encapsulate it. If you’re able to get work done in this sanctuary, you’ll go from millionaire status to billionaire bliss.
High Altitude Design
This home office is located in a Manhattan duplex and besides the panoramic view, the 1930s Cuban mahogany desk by De Coune, partnered with a swivel chair covered in an Edelman leather, serves as the focal point. The side chair is a vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann design that offers the perfect touch, as well as the untitled painting by Wayne Gonzales that hangs above the built-in parchment-covered cabinet.
Shared Work Spaces
Gone are the days of working in a traditional office setting, where cubicles separate colleagues and gossiping occurs around the water cooler. Shared work spaces are the new city trend. The rise in co-working spaces in New York City, and other tech hub cities around the world, has left more people yearning for work environments that are open, collaborative, inspiring and stimulating. Shared office spaces in urban areas appear to be the future of business.