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January 8, 2014
At the start of the new year we all have grand intentions. Often, one of them is to finally get more organized. To help you reach that goal we've collected some of our favorite office and work area designs. Get inspired to get organized!
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  ANGULAR MODERN BEACH HOUSE IN FLORIDA The guest room doubles as a home office. Here, too, are cypress built-ins framing glass panels that look out onto the sea. The architects call them "St. Jerome boxes," which is inspired by the classic image of St. Jerome at his desk, lost in thought, with the landscape framed in a picture window beside him.  Courtesy of Traction Architecture.  This originally appeared in Angular Modern Beach House in Florida.

    ANGULAR MODERN BEACH HOUSE IN FLORIDA

    The guest room doubles as a home office. Here, too, are cypress built-ins framing glass panels that look out onto the sea. The architects call them "St. Jerome boxes," which is inspired by the classic image of St. Jerome at his desk, lost in thought, with the landscape framed in a picture window beside him.

    Courtesy of Traction Architecture.
    This originally appeared in Angular Modern Beach House in Florida.
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  NUMBER FIVE: A CO-WORKING SPACE IN VENICE BEACH In an industrial loft just off Rose Avenue in Venice Beach—where creative shops, innovative restaurants, juice bars and trendy yoga studios abound—is a co-working space called Number Five. Photo by Marc Alt.    This originally appeared in Number Five: A Co-Working Space in Venice Beach.

    NUMBER FIVE: A CO-WORKING SPACE IN VENICE BEACH

    In an industrial loft just off Rose Avenue in Venice Beach—where creative shops, innovative restaurants, juice bars and trendy yoga studios abound—is a co-working space called Number Five. Photo by Marc Alt.

    This originally appeared in Number Five: A Co-Working Space in Venice Beach.
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  A RENOVATED LOFT IN SOHO In the office, linear LED fixtures housed within ceiling coves reflect light down the brick walls. Ceiling fixtures illuminate the space as does lighting installed under the built-in shelving. Photo by Frank Oudeman.  Photo by Frank Oudeman | Otto Archive.   This originally appeared in A Renovated Loft in SoHo.

    A RENOVATED LOFT IN SOHO

    In the office, linear LED fixtures housed within ceiling coves reflect light down the brick walls. Ceiling fixtures illuminate the space as does lighting installed under the built-in shelving. Photo by Frank Oudeman.

    Photo by Frank Oudeman | Otto Archive.
    This originally appeared in A Renovated Loft in SoHo.
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  A MODERN GLASS ADDITION IN BELGIUM For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a stellar view. The extra space is home to an office. The homeowner works on a Tense table by Piergiorgio and Michele Cazzaniga and Flow chairs by Jean Marie Massaud, both for MDF Italia. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.  Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.   This originally appeared in A Modern Glass Addition in Belgium.

    A MODERN GLASS ADDITION IN BELGIUM

    For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a stellar view. The extra space is home to an office. The homeowner works on a Tense table by Piergiorgio and Michele Cazzaniga and Flow chairs by Jean Marie Massaud, both for MDF Italia. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.

    Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.
    This originally appeared in A Modern Glass Addition in Belgium.
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  RILL ARCHITECTS' RETREAT IN THE WOODS In the third floor office that doubles as a bird sanctuary, the owners share the magnificent views with their cockatiels. Interior designer Jodi Macklin kept the decor spare and windows unadorned for a clear look at the outdoor setting. Photo by James Ray Spahn.  Photo by James Ray Spahn.   This originally appeared in Rill Architects' Retreat in the Woods.

    RILL ARCHITECTS' RETREAT IN THE WOODS

    In the third floor office that doubles as a bird sanctuary, the owners share the magnificent views with their cockatiels. Interior designer Jodi Macklin kept the decor spare and windows unadorned for a clear look at the outdoor setting. Photo by James Ray Spahn.

    Photo by James Ray Spahn.
    This originally appeared in Rill Architects' Retreat in the Woods.
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  A RENOVATED FARMHOUSE IN NORTHERN ITALY A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country. The sitting area and office are on the second floor, reached via the catwalk. “We watch TV here, use the computer, and sit by the fire,” says Chiavelli. “The way you access the space is part of the architecture, and that’s part of the beauty of it.” Near the sofa by Piero Lissoni for Cassina is a Bourgie lamp from Kartell; on the large table, made from old roof beams, is a Taccia lamp from Flos. Photo by Helenio Barbetta.  Photo by Helenio Barbetta.   This originally appeared in A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy .

    A RENOVATED FARMHOUSE IN NORTHERN ITALY

    A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country. The sitting area and office are on the second floor, reached via the catwalk. “We watch TV here, use the computer, and sit by the fire,” says Chiavelli. “The way you access the space is part of the architecture, and that’s part of the beauty of it.” Near the sofa by Piero Lissoni for Cassina is a Bourgie lamp from Kartell; on the large table, made from old roof beams, is a Taccia lamp from Flos. Photo by Helenio Barbetta.

    Photo by Helenio Barbetta.
    This originally appeared in A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy .
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  BRAVER'S NEW WORLD A revamp of this small suburban Massachusetts home doubled its size while giving the yard, the neighbors, and the planet a little breathing room. This office is up one flight of stairs from the ground floor, but still down half a level from Braver's library (seen through the door). Photo by Chang Kyun Kim.  Photo by Chang Kyun Kim.   This originally appeared in Braver's New World.

    BRAVER'S NEW WORLD

    A revamp of this small suburban Massachusetts home doubled its size while giving the yard, the neighbors, and the planet a little breathing room. This office is up one flight of stairs from the ground floor, but still down half a level from Braver's library (seen through the door). Photo by Chang Kyun Kim.

    Photo by Chang Kyun Kim.
    This originally appeared in Braver's New World.
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ANGULAR MODERN BEACH HOUSE IN FLORIDA

The guest room doubles as a home office. Here, too, are cypress built-ins framing glass panels that look out onto the sea. The architects call them "St. Jerome boxes," which is inspired by the classic image of St. Jerome at his desk, lost in thought, with the landscape framed in a picture window beside him.

Image courtesy of Traction Architecture.

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