Eleven stylish home-working spaces that complement the decor

Home offices don’t have to look like work offices. For this lookbook, we’ve rounded up eleven remote workspaces that don’t compromise on style.

Our selection, all of which come from the Dezeen archives, includes compact setups from homes and hotels as well as more generous, dedicated home offices.

This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series feature children’s bedrooms, inspiring outdoor living spacescalming green kitchens, and living rooms with beautiful statement shelving.

Roksanda Ilincic penthouse apartment in London's King's CrossRoksanda Ilincic penthouse apartment in London's King's Cross

London penthouse, UK, by Roksanda Ilincic

Fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic designed the interiors for this apartment in London’s King’s Cross filled with saturated colours and geometric shapes.

A quiet work corner has a grey oval table, black steel-framed tubular chairs and a wooden stool that functions as a small side table. A warm red curtain and table lamp and sculptural, abstract accessories add a friendly feel to the room.

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Strandhotel Zoomers, the Netherlands, by The Other Season

This bedroom in the Strandhotel Zoomers was designed in a natural, sandy colour palette that evokes the beach dunes beyond its walls.

A  shallow wooden desk sits in front of a window with views of the ocean and is complemented by a thin, steel-frame chair with a decorative wicker seat, creating a small but practical workspace.

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Casa Ventura, Mexico, by Tatiana Bilbao

A concrete house on a forested hillside in Mexico is the setting for this panoramic home office, which has an elegant, solid wooden desk and shelving and cabinets in lighter wood.

An Eames lounge chair by the floor-to-ceiling window and a domed metal floor lamp function as a peaceful reading corner in the minimalist office.

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Television Centre apartment, UK, by Waldo Works

Waldo Works’ colourful interior design for this penthouse apartment inside London’s Television Centre includes a luxurious office space with a metal desk on graphic steel legs. Its gold colour creates a warm contrast against an eye-catching turquoise wall that has been hung with colourful prints.

A natural-wood bookshelf with asymmetrical shelving is filled with magazines, boxes, and decorative vases while a printed rug with yellow applique detailing makes the room feel inviting.

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Workspace by mirror in Autor RoomsWorkspace by mirror in Autor Rooms

Autor Rooms, Poland, by Mamastudio

Pieces by local designers feature in the Autor Rooms hotel in Warsaw, including this small, clever wood-and-steel desk.

The streamlined, minimal design of both the desk and the chair is perfect for a discrete workspace, while the large mirror they face makes the room feel bigger. A metal lamp and plant in a woven basket are the only two accessories in this office corner.

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2LG Studio home and workspace, UK, by 2LG Studio

This clever, compact solution by 2LG Studio sees full-height white cupboards conceal a built-in computer desk. The cupboards’ bright, Klein-blue interior helps demarcate the space as a separate work area.

A shallow desk shelf is just big enough to hold a computer screen and keyboard, with drawers below providing storage. Practical filing folders share a shelf above the desk with glass vases and ceramics.

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Still Room, Belgium, by Studio Corkinho

The monastic interiors of this 19th-century Antwerp building include a wooden writing desk facing an arched window, creating a suitable space for contemplative creativity.

The desk has a matching wooden chair and a patinated leather chair sits next to it. Underneath the table, a selection of books on silent meditation and sacred architecture provide apt reading material.

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Knightsbridge mews house, UK, by Echlin

Echlin’s design for this London mews house includes a built-in study made using bespoke joinery.

Dark wood was used for both the desk and its discrete drawers, and continues above the desk where it forms roomy shelving and a wooden overhang that frames the compact home office. Brass detailing adds a luxurious touch and contrasts nicely against the wood.

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Stockholm house, Sweden, by Förstberg Ling

Sometimes the simple solutions are the best, like in this small work nook in a house in a former blacksmith’s workshop in Sweden. A corner space has been given an added floating desk to take full advantage of the space.

A matching wooden chair creates a practical space for working or studying, which has been decorated with a stone bust and matching bookends.

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The Audo by Menu and Norm ArchitectsThe Audo by Menu and Norm Architects

The Audo, Denmark, by Menu and Norm Architects

Norm Architects and Menu‘s design for The Audo hotel in Copenhagen filled the concrete interior with wood, straw, stone and other natural materials.

This work area uses the material palette to create an elegant, calming feeling. A wooden desk can function either as a writing desk or as a display space for the numerous decorative items that are strewn around the area. Storage is hidden in a matching cabinet with rattan doors.

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Agate Pass Cabin, US, by Olson Kundig

When Olson Kundig Architects principal Alan Maskin renovated a 1938 beach cabin to turn it into a house for himself, he added a study space on a former porch.

Here, the laidback bohemian feel of the house continues. A desk and cabinets made from Glulam wood match the wooden ceiling beams, while a rough-hewn chair adds a rustic note to the bright room.

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This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen’s image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing children’s bedrooms, outdoor living spaces, calm living rooms and colourful kitchens.