Thursday, January 26, 2012

This or That: Home Offices

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Seeing as how I’ve been working like a mad woman lately, I can’t help but gravitate towards chic office spaces. These two examples could not be more different from one another, yet they are both so beautiful and stylish.

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The office above, with its glamorous furnishings and rich color palette was featured in Lonny last year and belongs to Nate Berkus Associates’ talented, Lauren Gold. Every piece in the room is special and has a story. The use of color and the chic accessories are so spot on. This space would really get one’s creative juices flowing!

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This office is from a real estate listing in suburban Houston that I came across earlier this week. The built-ins, woodwork, and marble desktop are stunning! I love how light, bright, and relaxed the space is. It’s elegant and would inspire me to be very organized.

 

Both spaces are gorgeous in their own ways. Which would you rather have?

30 comments:

Catherine said...

No. 1 by a long shot! Not that there's anything wrong with No. 2, but I adore deeply saturated offices!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

well, i think it's obvious which one i would choose given my dream home post :) but i do sometimes wonder if the office isn't the one place that i would be willing to go white with. there is something about the idea of a clean palette where your ideas are born....

Patricia Villamil said...

office 2 is cuter, im a sucker for white countertops

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

I love the look of the first dark, moody space in the image.
And yet when it comes to real organization and functionality, I'd probably have to go with the Bella Casa space. It's so bright and airy and I wouldn't have to worry too much about spilling my coffee on that marble countertop.
Cheers, Alcira

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Bethany said...

I considered these very two photos as inspiration before embarking on my office reno!

For effect, I'd choose 1. I like moody interiors.

For real-everyday-life, I chose #2. I needed light and airy so I didnt get sleepy. I even DID light and airy and still thought the putty gray on the walls was too sleepy, so I had to put in a serious chandelier with hardcore lighting to keep my eyeballs open :)


Love both, good work!


Bethany
http://www.powellbrower.com/2012/01/far-east-movement.html

~Kristina said...

Both please. I'm an accountant-type by day and would love #1. That teal is amazing. By night, I'm a papercrafter and drawn to the white space in #2.

Lauren and Marika said...

i love these! i work a lot from home, so this is totally inspirational!!
xx
Golden White Décor

Jenny Madden said...

2 please!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

#1 for me

Megan Abigail Chandler said...

chic office spaces are both my zen and guilty pleasure ... I fantasize about the day that I will have one of my very own!

allumer * decor said...

the first one is more me... but sometimes I wish I had more of that chic glamour in my live. I really love both!!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

#1 for me- LOVE the glamour!!!

Tatiana Doria said...

Nº1 to show
nº2 to work!
So, I´ll think I´ll go with 2 because it is more confortable and spacious to work in.

Chrissy said...

Definitely the first one! Why not go all out!

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Toni Miller said...

Hi there,
I think I love office #1. I like the cozy, executive feel that the look offers. It's kinda an upscale look. Wow! I am still trying to get that look for my home in general, but it's a never ending job. Thanks for sharing!

Your Southern Peach said...

Number 1 :)

Dreaming of Palm Trees said...

Love office #2. Right now my "office" consists of a tiny fold out table in our bedroom. These are definitely wish list! xo, Claudia

Tranae said...

Number 2

Tranae
www.flablane.com

Sherry said...

It's too hard for me to choose. They are both right up my alley! If the rest of the Houston house looks anything like the home office I would love to see it. Could you provide a link to it?

angie said...

The dark, dramatic office is more interesting. But the white office will be much more forgiving of stacks of paper/clutter so it's much more practical.You couldn't just toss those tote bags down on the floor in the dark one.

Dhalia Rodriguez Edwards said...

I like #2. :-)

Dhalia

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

Oh it's SO tough. #1 is just beautiful and has such a wow-glamour factor. But in practice, if I had to work in a space day in a day out, I might appreciate the light airiness of #2 more.

Paloma, you should share with us which one YOU'D pick! :)

pve design said...

no. 1 for the front of the house
no. 2 off the kitchen
Is it too much to want both?
pve

Lindsey said...

i'm with @pve design. Since they're both beautiful in there own way, why not have both?

Stacy Curran said...

Number 1 girlfriend! Nate is the bomb...I actually posted on him today but think I missed that photo!
Stacy

Serena {Pretty Fluffy} said...

I love the idea of No.2. A fresh white clean slate would be perfect for coming up with new ideas. Plus with a few pops of colour like the orange and pink, it still has a creative element.

designoform said...

Office no 2! Love the color white :)

Melissa said...

#1 is gorgeous, but I'd get so much more done in #2! Tons of natural light is a must for my office space!

Hena Tayeb said...

no.2 i like the lightness of it.

Jacquelyn {The 20 Something Society} said...

I prefer office number 2! I just adore light bright spaces!