You won't mind getting work done in a hideaway like what you see here. Not only are these work-ready spaces aesthetically pleasing, but their unique designs will inspire new ideas and boost your productivity.
Turn part of the master suite into a stylish work space, like this cute command station in a Minnesota home. Janet Gridley found her unique vintage elephant desk at and painted it 's White Dove for the bedroom corner.
A vintage aluminum desk and stool from Wyeth hit a mid-century modern note in a Colorado cabin's study. Chicken-wire bookcases from Lucca Antiques add a rustic touch to the room.
Let pattern invigorate, not distract, your workflow. Nick Olsen upholstered an with wool felt and Passementerie trim for a.
The library in designer Garrow Kedigian's Manhattan apartment sheds fresh light on the classics he collects, both literary and decorative. A custom Stark rug bears the designer's hallmark Greek key pattern.
Designer Wesley Moon covered a set of Italian shield-back chairs in a glazed linen by Ralph Lauren Home and updated an antique secretary desk with a white leather writing surface.
In a downstairs office, the walls are upholstered in three hues of Larsen's Houston linen, which are echoed in the Roman shades of Raoul Textiles' Riviera Stripe. Designer Frank Roop had the metal Art Deco desk, which was originally black, repainted in high-gloss azure at an auto-body shop.
In this home office in Manhattan, lacquered pocket doors help hide the bedroom during parties, and brass-trimmed shelves corral stationery in fabric-covered boxes. "Call me old-fashioned, but I handwrite thank-you notes and letters," says designer Amir Khamneipur.
The black-and-white motif of a Charleston home by Jill Sharp Weeks extends into the office. The zebra-print chairs are flea-market finds from France.
A vintage beaded wall hanging picks up the tropical hues of a San Francisco home office. Walls covered in Schumacher's Andalus, a desk by Kindel Furniture and an Artistic Frame chair upholstered in Kravet's Versailles velvet create "a glamorous bird's nest," says designer Julie Kleiner.
Designer Ryland Witt put together this cozy workspace awash in layers of cream and ivory. The feminine design means it can easily double as a dressing room.
There's nothing like a great view to inspire creativity. A simple Swedish desk was placed by a window with a view of the Baltic Sea in a Scandinavian home by designer Marshall Watson.
In his first apartment, Connecticut-based Sam Allen turned an alcove into an office with IKEA's Kallax shelves. The white chair and West Elm desk complete the setup — and the wall-mounted TV can be viewed from the sofa.
A Frank Gehry chair is paired with a 1790s Swedish desk in the living room of this California home layered with color and texture by designer Benjamin Dhong.
This 950-square-foot Venetian apartment is dressed up with some lovely antiques by designer Matthew White, like this Italian marquetry desk in a transformed corner of the living room.
In designer Nina Farmer's Boston brownstone, the kitchen pantry also houses her office. To the right of the Waterworks Fireclay Farmhouse sink, open shelves hold plates from Hermès and Match, above cabinets with polished nickel Bistro pulls from Restoration Hardware.
The study walls in this 1930s home were painted lavender by designer Nathan Turner, then streaked with gray for a more subdued effect. An ornate Baguès chandelier pairs with a streamlined 1960s desk.
In this California beach cottage by designer Peter Dunham and architect Scott Laidlaw, the library's sleek white leather desk is stylishly paired with a sculptural oak Craftsman-style chair.
In the office of designer Lindsey Bond's updated cottage in Birmingham, Alabama, curtains soften the room and hide everyday office clutter on the shelves.
Miles Redd turned an underused library into an office for his mother. The designer skirted a dining table in Lee Jofa's Althea chintz, with Samuel & Sons fringe. "A table skirt hides a multitude of sins: correspondence and shopping bags," he says. "We snaked the lamp cords through the table leaves and under the rug."