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Style Guide: Modern Home Office

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014


Having a home office is  a real advantage in today’s world. It’s your own weekend work place for the last-minute work issues that seem to arise when you are trying to relax. Make your modern home office a place that is fun, as well as functional, with bright cheery colors, geometric shapes and interesting accents. This office compilation is a great place to start. If you have hardwood floors, incorporate a nice soft gray-toned area rug in the sitting area or a larger area rug to cover both the guest seating and the work area.

Coaster Contemporary Asymmetrical Cube Bookcase Black Finish

Coaster Contemporary Asymmetrical Cube Bookcase Black Finish

Make use of your space with two or three of these asymmetrical bookcases. It not only adds intrigue to the room, but also takes away from the boring linear approach to the office space. This bookcase provides a great place to stash those hard-to-stack tall books in your collection.

DMi Pimlico Laminate Executive Bow Front Desk (Flat Pack)
DMi Pimlico Laminate Executive Bow Front Desk (Flat Pack)

Eurostyle Baird Visitor Chair in Mustard Yellow
Eurostyle Baird Visitor Chair in Mustard Yellow

Grab one for you and two for your clients. This is a great way to add color to the room, and easy to change if you grow weary of it.

Ashton 22
Ashton 22″ Round Occasional Table in Espresso

Jofran Gabby Club Chair in Moss
Jofran Gabby Club Chair in Moss

A pair of these club chairs provides a comfortable place for your clients to rest while you finish the paperwork at your desk. It is also a great place for the kids to sit while they wait for you to finish your phone call.

Ocean Stingray 18-inch Safavieh Linen and Cotton Decorative Pillows in Multi and Cream (Set of 2)
Ocean Stingray 18-inch Safavieh Linen and Cotton Decorative Pillows in Multi and Cream (Set of 2)

Use a set of these accent pillows to soften the impact of the green and cream patterned chair. The stain-glass mosaic effect on the stingray creates a great conversation piece  while also incorporating all the colors in your office scheme.

Float your Desk

Monday, June 17th, 2013

A wall-mounted desk is a wonderful way to give your office a hip new look. Floating your desk offers several benefits. It allows you too eliminate the budding population of dust bunnies that seemed to love camping out beneath your old desk as well as create a bit of extra room in a small space. Built-in storage options mean that your workspace will forever feel organized.

Prepac Designer Floating Desk in Washed Ebony Finish

Prepac Designer Floating Desk in Washed Ebony Finish


If you are like many people who don’t really use a desk for computer work, a small desk can still be incredibly useful around the home. Use it for your tax work or as your home office’s all-in-one. Your kids can also make great use of a floating desk. It’s a wonderful option for your teenager’s bedroom. Creating a cool workspace might actually make them want to study. Younger children can use it as a coloring desk. The little storage shelves are perfect for their crayons and colored pencils.


Prepac Floating Desk with Storage in Espresso
Prepac Floating Desk with Storage in Espresso


A wall-hung desk is also a wonderful addition to the crafter’s room. It may not store all the craft supplies, but it will certainly be a great start for the current project’s supplies. Scrap-booking artists will love having their own space that doesn’t involve the kitchen table. A separate floating desk can be your space and your space alone.


Prepac Designer Floating Desk with Hutch in Fresh White Finish

Prepac Designer Floating Desk with Hutch in Fresh White Finish


Prepac also offers a similar floating desk without storage in a choice of stylish white or washed ebony finishes. Go for the additional hutch if you require extra storage. Mounted on the wall, well above the workstation, it’s a great way to keep your important documents neatly stored away within reach. A gorgeous darkfinish will also look great in a room that needs both added storage and a touch of pizzazz. With today’s trendy neutral grays, black finishes are definitely the way to go.

Prepac’s fabulous floating desk is available in white, black and espresso. These three neutral finishes are complementary to virtually any style of decor or color scheme. Dark finishes create contrast against lighter color schemes, and also work well with bold limes, lemons and reds.

Create a Classy Home Office with INSPIRED by Bassett

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Whether you are an executive or not, almost everyone needs a trendy yet classic home office for those days of working from home. The INSPIRED by Bassett collection offers a number of smart options designed with today’s high-tech needs in mind.

INSPIRED by Bassett Adeline Desk And Hutch In Mocha Finish

INSPIRED by Bassett Adeline Desk And Hutch In Mocha Finish

The Adeline collection is available in a warm mocha finish over a real wood frame. Designed with transitional style, this desk is perfect for the modern office space. The hutch offers both storage slots and open compartments to store all your current work. A pull-out charging station is a handy feature that keeps your devices stored neatly away. The center faux-drawer front folds down to reveal a pull-out keyboard drawer. It’s perfect for creating a tidy look and for keeping little sticky fingers off your work keyboard.

Morgan Manager's Chair In Crimson Finish

INSPIRED by Bassett Morgan Manager’s Chair In Crimson Finish

Pair the desk with this padded eco-leather chair in crimson to create a designer office with a chic punch of color. This thick-padded chair with nailhead trim is also in very trendy cream or espresso. Adjustable height as well as tilt is going to make work just that much more comfortable. Castor wheels allow you to manoeuvre easily from the desk to the printer station and back again.

INSPIRED by Bassett Yesler File Cabinet In Cider Finish

INSPIRED by Bassett Yesler File Cabinet In Cider Finish

The Yesler collection offers a range of office products all in a gorgeous dark brown cider finish. Try the file cabinet for storage of those important papers. This piece can do double duty: it’s also perfect place for your printing station. Two drawers hold your spare supplies and files and keep you organized. This little dazzler ships fully assembled so even the not-quite-so-handy handyman can set it up without worries. It’s transitional style will look just as marvelous with traditional decor as well as with a more contemporary office style.



No matter what your personal style might be, INSPIRED by Bassett has the perfect solution for your home office needs.

Sleek Modern Style for Students

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Anyone hoping to start off the school year with a fresh modern style will love the Eurostyle pieces we’re about to show you from ITALMODERN.

Ideal for older students, this furniture fits well in minimalist décors and is versatile enough to adapt to different interiors, move after move. They’re surprisingly affordable too, for student budgets that don’t have a lot of wiggle room.

For larger modern furniture budgets, anyone from young professionals to mature minimalists will enjoy Eurostyle office furniture as well. Browse their broad selection of contemporary glass, chrome, black, and white furnishings, available in many more designs to suit your particular taste.


Zaki Glass Top Computer Cart

Eurostyle Zaki Glass Top Computer Cart


Myra Mesh Office Chair

Eurostyle Myra Mesh Office Chair


Marko 3 Shelf Storage Unit in Aluminum

Eurostyle Marko 3 Shelf Storage Unit in Aluminum


Edsel Low Metal Mobile 3 Drawer File Cabinet

Eurostyle Edsel Low Metal Mobile 3 Drawer File Cabinet

Teen Trends and More Youth Furniture from Powell

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Getting older students ready for a new school year becomes less about supplies and more about their study space. At the high school and college level, the student in your life is probably not too worried about what their notepads and binders look like. But having an organized desk? Or the right task chair? Those are the products to focus on this fall.

We recommend browsing some of the popular youth collections from Powell Furniture. These pieces achieve high quality in both form and function, helping you to create a space any student will want to hang out in often.


Teen Trends Collection

 Powell Furniture Teen Trends Full Loft Study Bunk Bed

 Powell Furniture Teen Trends Red Home Storage Kids Locker Closet Organizer

 Powell Furniture Teen Trends Chrome Plated Desk Chair with White Vinyl


Monster Collection

 Powell Furniture Monster Bedroom Twin Study Metal Loft Bunk Bed In Grey Finish

 Powell Furniture Monster Bedroom Mobile Storage Unit

 Powell Furniture Monster Bedroom Swivel Desk Chair



Z-Bedroom Full Size Study Metal Loft Bunk Bed

 Powell Furniture Z-Bedroom Full Size Study Metal Loft Bunk Bed in Powder-Coat Black Finish


Rock & Roll Cube Desk

 Powell Rock & Roll Cube Desk

Bamboo for Your Home Office

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Telecommuting and self-employment are on the rise around the world. And so are eco-friendly lifestyles. But did you know that working from home is inherently good for the environment, meeting both goals at once? Many home workers choose to reduce their carbon footprint even more by opting for as many low-impact and eco-friendly products as possible.

In an article for, Colleen Tully suggests 8 basic steps to reduce the environmental impact of your home office. She covers everything from ways to save power and which supplies are recyclable, to staying organized so you follow through on your new-and-improved green lifestyle.

Legaré Sustainable No Tools Assembly Straight Computer Desk with Hutch Bamboo Furnishings & Accessories

Why not take it one step further and choose furnishings that are themselves, eco-friendly. One reliable choice for green furnishings is bamboo.

First, it’s a natural product, grown rather than manufactured. Bamboo is also naturally sustainable in that it reaches maturity during a single growing season.

Some bamboo is grown organically, but you’ll need to look for specific information about cultivation to know for sure. Manufacturers of bamboo products who do use organic material will very likely mention this in their literature.

Not surprisingly, we’re seeing a surge in bamboo furniture and accessories, specifically targeted to green lifestyles. For modern, urban décor, a design like Legaré’s Straight Computer Desk and Hutch could be perfect for your home. Shown above, this desk made with organic bamboo is easy to assemble and features an edgy modular look. Selamat Designs Bamboo Motif Double Letter Tray

If you’ve already created an eco-friendly office, you can still add bamboo accessories. Try the Selamat Designs Bamboo Motif Double Letter Tray to add just a touch of bamboo – and eclectic style – to your fun and green workspace.

Hotel Chic for Your Bathroom

Friday, December 17th, 2010

One of the pleasures of a weekend getaway in a high-end resort or a boutique hotel is the room and ensuite. Just as the room is designed to soothe and pamper, the same can be said of the bathroom. The emphasis is on relaxation and renewal; an appeal to all of the senses; and tranquility. What with our daily schedules, dealing with the unexpected and preparing for the holidays, things can get pretty stressful. A great way to deal with the “little” stresses life can inspire is a boutique hotel look for your bathroom that will provide the benefits of a luxury getaway without you having to leave home.


Especially if your bathroom is shared by everyone in the family, it makes sense to keep shampoo bottles, body lotion and other bath and beauty products out in the open where they are easily accessible. But when creating hotel chic for your bathroom, the sense of luxury is typically created by a less-is-more approach. Examine the storage space that is currently available in your bathroom. Is there room for improvement? Clearing out anything from your bathroom vanity with an old expiry date, duplicates and items that should have been thrown out but weren’t can free up a lot of room for those items that should be cleared from the countertops. There are many stylish bathroom storage options available that will help you conceal toiletry items while still making them accessible.


Treat yourself to new towels and wash cloths that are made of high quality cotton. It might seem like overindulgence but nothing says hotel chic like thick towels that wrap you in comfort and luxury. Especially if you’re not going to have the opportunity to repaint, choose bath linens, curtains, a shower curtain and bathmat in neutral or soft earth tone colors. Not only will this harmonize your bathroom, it will also give it that hotel boutique tranquility. Add those other little indulgent touches that are in evidence in boutique hotel bathroom such as fresh flowers; small planters with live plants; a glass vase of grasses, branches or pussywillows; or a shallow ceramic bowl filled with stones, pebbles or shells.

Set the Mood

Rethink the light fixtures in your bathroom. Are they outdated? Are they too bright? You definitely want it bright enough to see yourself in the mirror when putting on your makeup or brushing your hair, but to achieve that luxury hotel bathroom feel you will also want lighting with a little ambience. If changing the lighting or adding wall sconces is not in the budget, consider replacing your current switch with a dimmer switch; this will give you the option of having it bright when grooming but softer while relaxing in the bath.

One, Two, Three, Three Rooms in One!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Fairmont Designs Caprice Boca Wood Sofa Table Desk Whether you live in a two-story home or an apartment, finding extra space to make room for guests can pose a decorating challenge. Do you decorate a room dedicated just for guests that will be largely unused throughout the majority of the year? Or do you make do with the convertible sofa in the family for whenever someone plans to stay over? Or do you sacrifice your home office/den in order to have guest bedroom? What if there is a way have a den, home office and guest bedroom all in one? The trick to designing a functional, multipurpose room that serves all of your needs is to plan ahead; with some creative furniture ideas such as using pieces that can do double duty, like a filing cabinet that can stand in as a night table or a day bed or sofa bed that serves as a couch, you can make room for guests without having to “waste” space.

Start with a Computer Armoire

A den is typically a “nesting” room – the nature of a den is relaxation, downtime, kicking back. Today many people opt for a home office instead of a den because in terms of space it is more practical. While a home office is for working and a den or a bedroom are for relaxing, the nature of these two rooms appear diametrically opposed. When blending a bedroom, den and home office together, a computer armoire is key. Computer armoires are designed as an all-in-one work station, which will allow you to work at your computer, file away important papers and then shut the doors on your work area. When used as a guest room or a den, once the armoire doors are closed, the room’s ambiance reverts back to a place to relax.

Pick a Bed that’s not a Bed

Of course, the main purpose of a guest room is to have somewhere for your visitors to sleep. Include some type of sofa in your multipurpose room interior design. There are several types of dual-purpose sofas available, such as the futon, the sleeper sofa and the convertible sofa. A futon with storage drawers or some other kind of hidden storage will be ideal for a home office/guest bedroom/den that is on the small size.

Adding those Extras

Bookshelves are an excellent choice when decorating a multipurpose room. When guests are over, shelves can be converted to personalized storage by placing baskets or storage trays in a section of the bookcase or shelving unit to use for items they would like to keep close at hand.

If your computer armoire doesn’t include file drawers, select a filing cabinet that is stylish enough to be used as a nightstand or end table.

A multipurpose living space is a great way to get the most mileage out of rooms that might not otherwise be used regularly year-round. Careful planning will help you create a room that is an ideal work environment as well as being a comfortable place for both you to relax and for guests whenever they come to stay.

Talking Workspace Contemporary Style

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Since computer desks come in a number of sizes, ranging from compact to executive, you can design your new home office around any space that is available. Whether you will have an entire room at your disposal, a niche off a hallway or a corner of the family room, you can have a contemporary style home office or workspace that is practical, functional and inspirational.

First Things First

Decide where you will put your home office or workspace.

Make a list of office furniture you would like to have in the space, such as a computer desk, filing cabinet and office chair.

How many people and are they right-handed or left-handed? If you’re designing a home office or workspace that is going to be shared, a desk like the Bestar Executive U-Shape Wood Office Set could be the perfect solution when addressing handedness and two people sharing.

Prepping for Your Home Office

The contemporary home office blends the functionality of a business office with the warm ambiance of your home. Because the color palette for a contemporary style home office can be neutral or bold or anything in between, and the lines of contemporary home office furniture are sleek, smart and functional, the result can be a pleasant work environment with a modern, upbeat look.

If you have a choice, select a hardwood or laminate floor in a light to medium wood finish. This type of flooring will also add to your contemporary design. Use it as a “foil” or backdrop for an area rug in bright colors with a geometric pattern.

Accessorizing Your Home Office

Take some time to consider what kind of window treatment you would like for your home office. Especially if it has its own room, the curtains or other type of window treatment you select should pull all of the other décor elements in the space together so that it is visually cohesive.

If your home office is part of another room, you may wish to differentiate it from the rest of the area by an area rug or decorative room divider.

Shed some light. A mix of contemporary task lighting such as a desk lamp and/or a floor lamp combined with some kind of ambient lighting like a flush mount ceiling fixture will provide a good balance for when you’re working at your desk or your getting something from the bookcase or file cabinet. design of your modern office.

A wall clock or a desk clock is a must-have item to keep you track and on time.

Don’t forget to hang some pictures on the wall that will not only give your home office a finished look, but ones that will also provide inspiration. For that special touch that will make the space unique to you, place framed photographs of family and friends on the computer desk and the shelves of the bookcase.

Your Home Office as a Personal Retreat

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay-at-home parent working on a part-time basis; an entrepreneur running a home business full-time; or a business executive who needs someplace quiet to work on the weekends, the home office is your base of operations. Yes, it should be functional, practical, comfortable and especially if you have clients or colleagues come to visit, professional looking.

But what if you designed your home office to reflect your personal preferences; inspire and rejuvenate you; and to possess an underlying den-like atmosphere that is relaxing yet also energizing? Then you would have a home office that is your own personal retreat, as well as a place where you get things done. When creating a home office as a personal retreat the trick is to integrate luxury anywhere you can into your overall design plan. Luxury doesn’t have to mean expensive; it simply means focusing those little details that go beyond functionality to create a work environment that is also beautiful and meaningful to you.

The computer desk or writing desk is center stage when planning a home office that will be your personal retreat. This is where it all happens – drafting the big proposal, making the sales that pay the bills, figuring out where you go from here. Standard computer desks are called “standard” because they can be used for a number of purposes; not just for particular use like a drafting table. Executive computer desks are intended to impress and are typically more elaborate in details and features. Choose an executive desk like the Bush Furniture Birmingham Executive 60″ Computer Desk in Harvest Cherry Finish. It has plenty of surface workspace (practical) while its rich, warm wood finish (esthetically pleasing) commands attention.

Even if you work from home part-time or only occasionally, the office chair or desk chair you choose should be comfortable. Select an office chair that will not only complement the desk you selected, but will also support you ergonomically. Splurge on a chair like the Distinction Leather Buttoned Swivel Tilt Executive Chair, which is designed to impress (and be comfy too).

To create a space that is both a functional workplace and personal retreat, add those little touches that will individualize your home office. Just by placing an armchair or two guest chairs next to a window or a floor lamp paired with a small accent table, you can transform a corner of your home office into a quiet place to catch up on your reading or have or cozy chat with a client.

Or simply add the Selamat Designs Connoisseur Burl Walnut Desk Caddy or the Howard Miller Athens Tabletop Clock that will not only keep you organized, they also add that little something extra to your home office.

The possibilities are endless for creating the perfect home office retreat. Spend some time on selecting prints that reflect your personality and some extra cash on really good picture frames. To give your home office that den feel, include a drinks cabinet like the Howard Miller Wine Cellar Hide a Home Bar Console.