For a sports fan who likes old-world design, this is the office for you. Check out the luxurious wodwork throughout this incredible large office. I love the coffered ceiling, incredible custom built-in cabinetry and the large executive desk.Listed by: The Joffe Group
Here’s an eclectic home office that’s nothing less thant luxurious with extensive built in shelving and cabinetry, custom-built green desk, rich red walls, chandelier and wood flooring. Listed by: The Joffe Group
With this home office you get a full living room. I love the concept of living space in an office. I wish I had that much space to do that.
What a stunning white and blue home office with TV watching area. This home office has it all including fireplace, large desk, wall-mounted TV, bookshelves, sofa, armchair and large area rug. Source: Trulia
Incredible round rich wood home office with an incredible dome ceiling. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Spacious wood-paneled home office with chandelier, TV, large area rug, extensive bookshelves and a beautiful wood desk. Source: Trulia
Green and white contemporary home office with huge window overlooking the ocean. This office has a plain desk with extensive bookshelves and comfortable reading chairs. Source: Trulia
Take a look at that ceiling. It’s incredible. The rest of the office isn’t too shabby either. This is stunning in every way with the modern white furniture, modern desk and TV capped with a glistening chandelier and an out-of-this-world ceiling. By: CEILTRIM
I love home offices with extensive custom cabinets for storage, display and workspace. This home office has that in spades. It’s an insanely nice place to work with the dark cabinetry and desk and zebra print area rug.Designed by Closet Factory
Here’s a huge contemporary home office with loads of cabinetry as well as a wet bar. Designed by Closet Factory
This home office has a mid-century modern style to it with the plain wood desk and mid-century modern style furniture in the sitting area around the fireplace. Source: Redfin
Here’s an example of a large, luxurious Mediterranean style home office with fireplace, wood beamed ceiling, large area rug, leather sofa and more. Source: Redfin
Here’s a contemporary white home office with splashes of black (the chairs, desk lamp and area rug). It has balcony access and is also an art gallery. Source: Redfin
Here’s a luxurious feminine home office in pink and white with glass-faced shelves and a fireplace. There’s a large window with very nice view of trees. This office has an old-world style to it. Source: Redfin
Large wood-paneled luxury home office with coffered ceiling, double doors to a patio and an incredible long antique wood desk with contemporary white office chair with matching long white sofa for guests or lounging. This is a truly beautiful custom home office design. Source: Redfin
Home offices trending downward?
This is both surprising and interesting. I’m really into investigating home and garden trends and it’s astonishing that since 2004, “home office” has been slowly trending downward. Here’s the chart.
If asked recently, I would have thought the home office would be exploding in popularity, but then I thought about it. Technology, ironically, is reducing the need for a home office. In fact, our household is a classic example.
My wife and I each have an iPad and we can pretty much handle bill paying and household issues as well as emailing etc. on the iPad doing so on the comfort of a sofa instead of at a desk.
Tablets are incredibly powerful, user friendly and can be used anywhere. Even laptops, which are generally preferred to desktop computers can be used anywhere. The fact is, desktop computers are predominantly used in work settings.
What makes for a luxury home office?
There is no one feature. It’s a combination of design quality, materials, size and features. When you look at the examples above, it’s hard to argue they aren’t gorgeous.
They certainly aren’t your run-of-the-mill bedroom converted to home office scenarios (not that there’s anything wrong with that… it’s just that the above examples are home offices designed and implemented in the house from the get-go).
Size: Generally, luxury home offices are large and include a sitting area as well as work space.
Lighting: Notice the attention to lighting detail. The lighting makes a real difference.
Furnishings: In addition to a custom desk and chairs, there’s custom lounge style furniture, built-ins and other cabinetry.
Windows: Most of the above aren’t stuck in a windowless room. They offer wonderful views of outside and enjoy plenty of natural light.
Fireplace: Many of the above have fireplaces; they’re truly very comfortable rooms.