Turning a full closet into a small office space is a common enough practice in many homes. This example from Country Living allows a writer to find a pocket niche to spread out their work and set up shop. I love the color scheme of this one. Note that the rear wall has wall paper to brighten up the rear of the closet. A small tin chandelier hangs from the ceiling to add a touch of elegance. The two doors are used for storage. A pegboard is mounted on one side and a corkboard on the other. The desk is a laminated board set on two rolling file cabinets. It goes to show that the use of a color wheel and a sense of style can go a long way in creating a unique office space.
There is something that calls to me when it comes to iron work and leather. I love the combination. My current desk is iron, glass tops and softened with espresso wood and a leather chair. This office reminds me a bit of my own with its modern elements, punched with accents of chrome from the lamp and knickknacks. I also like that it has a second desk area set up off to the side. If you have a child that needs to do homework or is being homeschooled, this would be an ideal set up for you as the parent and teacher to supervise their work. The ottoman in front of the main desk is great for either a seat for a client or guest or to be used to spread out index cards or notebooks on.
There is something about a the simple clean lines of a white and beige office that calls to me. I love the way this small writing space is tucked into a corner as part of a living space, yet it take advantage of the natural light in the room. The ship model and touch of colors from the roses is a nice touch as well. I would be comfortable writing here via a laptop or my Alphasmart Neo. The designer of this space is Kristy Kay.
Often times, when I am showcasing writing spaces, I pick out fancy ones that we as authors might “like” had we the budget or inclination to design such spaces. This writing space, one that you might find the typical home is usually more what we end up with. I like the neutral walls, the sparse valance on the window and the neat row of books. The equipment is what you might find in a standard home office. It is out in the open where Mom might be able to keep half an eye on the children while she works on the Great American Novel.
I love the mix of organic plants and terracotta walls along with heavy duty industrial elements in this office. That desk would be an inspiration for a steampunk author or someone writing historical fiction centered in the industrial age. What do you think? Would you enjoy working in an office like this?