Does a future of Zoom calls from the couch and endless homeschooling fill you with dread? Many of us won’t be back in the office for who-knows-how-long, which makes having a practical and beautiful home office space more important than ever. Don’t worry: we dug into our archives and found our favorite home offices to kickstart your own projects. With rooms like this, you’ll never want to go back to the cubicle.

This light-filled home office, designed by mega-influencer Becki Owens, continues the organic wood tones found elsewhere in a striking Woodland Hills home. The space takes advantage of the home’s secluded mountain views, creating a dreamy lookout point. 

Flairhunter, Jack Thomas, Upwall Design, Mark Pappas, Doug Burke
Interior design: Stephanie Hunt. Architecture: Jack Thomas and Rob Nielson. Contractor: Mark Pappas. Photo: Doug Burke.

Say no to sterile. Designer Stephanie Hunt’s own home includes a colorful office that brings the party, from custom cabinets to a fuchsia chair to an eclectic display of collectibles.

Home office, Anne-Marie Barton, Jackson & Leroy, Mr. Brown, Joshua Caldwell, Anthroplogie
Interior design: Anne-Marie Barton. Contractor: Jackson & Leroy. Desk: Mr. Brown. Photo: Joshua Caldwell.

No rooms to spare? No problem! Anne-Marie Barton remodeled her modestly-sized home in Sugar House and dedicated a small corner near the entry as a workstation. Intentionally asymmetrical art placements and an eye-catching yellow chair from Anthropologie make the area feel special.

We get it: some days, all you want to do is ditch the laptop and explore the outdoors. This room may not totally solve that problem, but it’s definitely the next best thing. With York wallpaper mimicking the natural splendor of Deer Valley, this mountain home’s office is a breath of fresh air.

Home office, Homeward Design, Gatehouse No. 1, Stephanie Holdaway, Chelsea Kasch, Mike Deuel, Shelby Custom Homes, Mountain Crest Cabinet, Wallpaper Mamas, Rebekah Westover
Design: Joseph Ward and Stephanie Holdaway. Interior Finish Coordinator: Chelsea Kasch. Contractor: Mike Deuel. Furnishings: Gatehouse No. 1 Furniture & Design. Cabinetry: Mountain Crest Cabinet. Wallpaper Installation: Wallpaper Mamas. Photo: Rebekah Westover.

The team of pros behind a Highland home knows that creative work requires an equally creative work space. The homeowner’s office and craft room, featuring a nailhead-trimmed, hot pink chair and elegant writing desk, brings a chic and feminine touch.

Tom and Cara Fox, The Fox Group, Christopher Scott, Scot Zimmerman, Study hall
Design, Architecture and Contractor: Tom and Cara Fox. Desks: Christopher Scott. Photo: Scot Zimmerman.

As traditional classrooms are replaced with online learning, kids need a dedicated workstation to call their own. Cara and Tom Fox created this charming study hall for their own children. Highlights include matching plaid chairs and plenty of space for elementary school art projects.

Home office, WOW Atelier, Paulsen Construction, J. Scott Anderson, Pella, Dave Newman, Modern West Fine Art, Doug Snow, Scot Zimmerman, Sitting room
Architect and Designer: WOW Atelier. Contractor: Paulsen Construction. Interior Designer: J. Scott Anderson. Windows: Pella. Mixed Media Piece (left wall): Dave Newman from Modern West Fine Art. Oil Painting (far wall): Doug Snow. Photo: Scot Zimmerman

How’s this for a good view: this office and sitting room is right by the pool, allowing homeowners Sam and Diane Stewart to watch their grandkids play together. All of the art pieces in this rural Mount Pleasant ranch house are selected by Diane, who founded Modern West Fine Art.

Anne Marie Barton, Steve Dubell Custom Homes, Upwall Design, Zoffany, Regian Andrew, ABC Home, Scot Zimmerman, Loft
Interior Design: Anne Marie Barton. Contractor: Steve Dubell Custom Homes. Architect: Upwall Design. Wallcovering: Zoffany. Chandelier: Regina Andrew. Rug: ABC Home. Photo: Scot Zimmerman.

Who says the office can’t be the star of the home? Certainly not Anne Marie Barton, who dressed a flashy loft with a glamorous chandelier, bold metallic floral wallpaper and a whimsical hanging chair.

Home office, Kathryn Ashton, Christy Klomp, Ashton Klomp, Matt McEwan, Devin Dye, McEwan Custom Homes, Joe Carrick, JCD Homes, Chris Luker
Interior Design: Kathryn Ashton & Christy Klomp. Contractor: Matt McEwan and Devin Dye. Architect: Joe Carrick. Photo: Chris Luker.

Art displays are always a good idea, especially in rooms where you spend most of the day in one spot. These bookshelves and wall panels, which cleverly conceal computer equipment, give the study in a Midway home the feel of a traditional library.

Ezra Lee Design & Build, Ezra Lee, Doug Staker, Landon Taylor, Rustica Hardware, Meagan Larsen
Contractor: Ezra Lee. Architect: Doug Staker. Interior Design and Furnishings: Landon Taylor. Doors: Rustica Hardware. Photo: Meagan Larsen

For this morning commute, you don’t even need to leave the bedroom. Ezra Lee Design & Build, who are known for some of Utah’s most daringly modern dwellings, filled a Lehi home office with idiosyncratic details, including a scene-stealing light fixture, glass and metal barn doors and an elegant take on the traditional office chair.

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