97 Office Shelves Desk Design Photos And Ideas

Whether it be a study, library, or craft room, the modern office is a tranquil place for you to flex your creativity, conduct meetings, and carry out day-to-day business. Cram the shelves with your favorite books, put the table in the middle of your room, or splurge on the perfect desk lamp—a great office should reflect your personal taste and inspire your best work.

The Multifunctional Study Room
The Multifunctional Study Room
Pirman, an illustrator, works on a vintage Florence Knoll table in his studio at the front of the house.
Reading Room by Studio Carver
A study area on the second level looks down to the first level.
In the den, Lara and Cal read a Hardy Boys mystery on the Flexform Groundpiece sofa by Antonio Citterio while Chris works in his "office." The cozy room where the family spends much of their time once housed the kitchen.
Study Desk
The living area and a study corner.
The second-story home office is paneled in wood with perforated steel shelving.
Adjustable pegboards help lawyer Dan Franklin manage his compact apartment in downtown Manhattan. The Executive Chair is by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller.
A familiar scene in the Benoit home: Peter paints at the Steelcase desk—"I do all my work here," he says—while Ando sits nearby, waiting for attention.
Study Desks with mountain view.
Similar to other Eichlers in this style, the office looks through the courtyard and into the living room. Klopf Architecture made minor necessary adjustments to the windows but preserved the bulk of the clerestory windows.
Inspired by modern Japanese minimalism, Hong Kong practice JAAK demolished the walls of this two-bedroom apartment and remodelled it into a studio with an
Inspired by modern Japanese minimalism, Hong Kong practice JAAK demolished the walls of this two-bedroom apartment and remodelled it into a studio with an
The cellar now houses an office, studio, and exhibition space.
A communal table sits in the lending library, which features over 2,000 female-written titles, all curated by the Strand Bookstore. A "Wing Women Reading List of 50 must-read titles," composed by The Lantern—a local non-profit bookstore run by Bryn Mawr grads—is also available for use.
The front door leads into a tall space where the ceiling rakes upwards toward a generous feature window.
The full height gray cabinets extend into the office space, blurring the boundary between office and kitchen.  Seamless glazing further increases the transparency between spaces.
Custom built-ins provide functionality in every nook.
Study overlooks side yard ascending hillside
The playroom later became Xenia’s office.
The second-floor mezzanine now hosts a chic home office that looks out onto the roof terrace.
Upstairs, a breezeway is used as  a workspace. Metal and glass louvers by Maxim bring light and air into the master bathroom.
The office is a showcase that includes an Eames Storage Unit for Herman Miller, a wall-mounted Eames leg splint, and chairs by Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia for Knoll.
Lella Vignelli's office is lined with bookshelves. She designed the desk with legs fashioned by sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. The couple were known to host many cultural luminaries in the apartment, including Pomodoro and philosopher Umberto Eco.
The study area with built-in shelves,  Joyn Conference Bench by Vitra.
Technical equipment below is hidden below this furniture unit.
The spa, which has seven treatment rooms, draws from classic bathhouses and mineral baths and therapies found all over the world. The boutique area allows guests to take their favorite products home with them.
The architect's former home holds his office space.
The office space doubles as a play area, so the parents can keep an eye on the kids while they work. The Saarinen Plastic Back side chair from Knoll was a gift from a friend.
Home office.
The home of Ryan Willms
Their offices were side-by-side. His in the living room and hers adjacent, making for easy collaboration.
Damen, who is the chief technology officer for Jonathan Adler’s eponymous studio, filled the house with the designer’s work, like the Lucite-and-mappa-wood Bond desk and the Regent armchair in the shared office.
A built-in desk by NOEM FabLab folds into the wall when not in use.
A vintage stool, a design that once was a staple of Greek classrooms, is tucked under the office desk on a landing leading to a balcony. The visual theme of the vertical wooden slats repeats itself here, including on a closet door. “They have no handles,” Ritenour says of the closet doors. “The lines are the door handles; you have to know to grab them.”
Iason Vassiliou, Maria Voutsina, and their daughter, Angeliki, relax in a landing-level office at their apartment in Athens, Greece.
The two-story structure includes a simple office furnished with desks and cabinets by Hon Voi (below). Nearly all of the home’s 29 windows—which help keep cooling and lighting costs to a minimum—are controlled via the RTI app, which consolidates nearly a dozen apps from Lutron, Honeywell, and others.
In renovating a historic brick home for family friends in Washington, D.C., architect Nader Tehrani of NADAAA used ordinary plywood to reconceive the central staircase. Lined with a series of striated, geometric panels, the resulting structure is lit by a polygonal skylight above. Tehrani also designed the Pentavola table—featuring five sides, one for each member of the family—which they use as a communal workspace on the second-floor landing.
A 106 Harold Desk by Luca Nichetto sits in the study.
Inside the Cube, a Wishbone chair by Hans Wegner pulls up to a built-in painted lacquer desk.
Graham, an entrepreneur, works from a fold-down New Table Concept by Resource Furniture. The reusable earthenware mug, a replica of the classic coffee-to-go cups served at New York’s Greek diners, is his own design.
The den’s first-production Eames Desk Unit (EDU) was “rescued” from a Gregory Ain house.
Eric Lamers of Hammerhead, a craft-based contractor specializing in midcentury renovation projects, worked on the house before Andrew and his wife, Dustin Ferrer, acquired it in 2013, but it still needed a good deal of restoration. The home features an impressive collection of vintage furnishings, including an Elephant Stool by Sori Yanagi and a Luther Conover chair.
A cramped home in Catalonia gets a dramatic makeover that highlights its best historic details.
Narrow plots pose some very specific challenges for urban architects, and in old cities like Sabadell in Catalonia, Spain, it is a frequent concern. Working with architect Manu Pàges, Barcelona-based design firm The Hall Studio turn a cramped single-family home into a bright, loft-like space with plenty of multipurpose areas.
Though she's yet to properly design a building, Velma's small office has her set up to do big things.