Working From Home in Style: Home Office Design Inspiration

Now that we are all working from home, it can often be difficult to avoid distractions. Whether it’s children, the television, or the refrigerator, it can be hard to muster up the motivation to get to work. Having a dedicated work space in the home helps set aside those distractions and focus on your ever-increasing to-do list.

We’ve compiled ten home office designs and desks from our RNDD Members that are sure to boost creativity and inspire productivity. We hope they inspire you to design your own workspace at home. Whether you have an entire office to yourself, or even if all you can spare is a small corner, we’ve got inspiration for you.

A Multi-Functional Space

A working mother required a multi functional space to study, work and accommodate her two daughters reading addiction. Taking advantage of the main walls large span, the design team at Milieu created a mid-century modern library with a contemporary twist. See more here.

Photography by Michael Kaskelion
Photography by Michael Kaskelion

The Perfect Desk for Small Spaces

Roll is a compact and feminine desk, deigned by Mario Ferrarini for Ligne Roset, boasting both broad and fine strokes. Constructed from natural varnished walnut-veneered multi-ply, its base is in Epoxy satin black lacquered steel. A cable port at the rear allows passage for cables. See more here.


Custom Built-Ins with a Touch of Luxury

This was a labor of love for a favorite client and mom of two grown daughters. It also happens to be the one room that interior designer, Donna Mondi of Donna Mondi Interior Design (DMID), won’t forget. DMID was given full latitude on the design and when it came to creating this home office space – they went all out on combining lush texture and bright colors to make it comfortable, cozy and functional— but with an edge. DMID partnered with Paoli Woodworking to create the built-in custom cabinetry that beautifully frames the room. To further enhance the space, the cabinetry was painted the same color as the walls in #homburggray by Sherwin Williams. This gorgeous blue-green teal shade helps give the built-ins a seamless connection to the room.

This home office space with a reading nook, built-in bookcases, and a cozy corner with a comfortable chair or chaise lounge is the perfect place to relax, read or get a little work done. See more here.

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Photography: Werner Straube
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Photography: Werner Straube

Elevate Your Home Office Style

Who said home offices have to be predictable and boring? The trendy Bloc Desk, and many more from Theodore Alexander, are in-stock and ready to ship! See more here.

Bloc Desk 7105-274 & Bloc Cocktail Table 5105-405 Vignette

A Modern Home Office with a Hidden Entrance

This luxury office, designed by Centaur Interiors, is a space built for work and for play. The main entrance includes sliding pocket doors that blend in with the wall design. In addition, there is a hidden side entrance with illuminating shelves displaying sports memorabilia. The work area is elevated to give the illusion of floor to ceiling windows, which provides a unique architectural perspective. On the opposite side you have a seamless built in entertainment system. Whether you are on the clock or off, this home office is anything but ordinary. See more here.

Work area

Maximize Space and Creativity

Home office doesn’t have to be boring. Komandor Chicago has perfectly fitting desks, dark chocolate bookshelves with an accent of modern and unique quilted glass. Komandor Chicago can help you maximize space and creativity. See more here.


High Design, High Function

These flexible spaces designed by dSPACE Studio serve double duty—seamlessly integrating office space into everyday living while remaining highly functional.

This mid-century modern residence features a single-sourced walnut veneer from a supplier to Bentley Motors, used to build floating shelves and a custom desk with knife-edge pencil drawers—accented by integrated lighting. Learn more about this residence here.

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Photography by Tony Soluri

This home office, also designed by dSPACE Studio, is flooded with natural light and features sculptural walls that complement the 14-ft ceilings. The design is clean and minimal while allowing ample storage in a curved custom steel bookshelf and integrated drawers—creating an uncluttered space that sparks creativity. Read more about this home here.

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Photography by Tony Soluri

A Double Duty Home Office

When Scott Dresner of Dresner Design remodeled his Gold Coast Townhome, he decided to design a large home office on the first floor to run his business from. He wanted the office to also serve as a showroom of sorts to showcase a variety of cabinet styles he could demonstrate for clients. He incorporated file drawers made of Wenge veneer and upper cabinets designed with stainless trim and 3m acrylic inlays. A large, solid wood, white pickled oak unit houses Scott’s cabinetry samples, and the pop-art wallpaper infuses extra color and energy into the space helping to fuel Scott’s creativity on a daily basis. See more here.

Photography by Jim Tschetter
Photography by Jim Tschetter

Home Offices Tailored to Your Needs

Inspired by your active lifestyle, eggersmann office and study environments are focused on your individual needs. If you want that tranquil fortress of solitude, a comfy book lovers’ paradise, or a down-to-business executive suite, eggersmann listens and custom designs to your needs. Learn more here.

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A Home Office that Sparks Joy

When it comes to advice on designing a home office, Staci Munic of Staci Munic Interiors feels that it’s not just about making the space beautiful, it’s also about providing yourself with an environment that brings you a sense of calm and joy. Surround yourself with objects, photos and art that bring you happiness, evoke positive memories, and create a space where you genuinely like to be. In this elegant home office, Staci incorporated a variety of beautiful lighting , including her client’s Nana’s antique chandelier, that can be softened when you need a moment of peace, as well as beautiful and comfortable seating, that once belonged to her parents, now upholstered in a mushroom velvet,  and, of course, ample storage.


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