146 Office Library 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 library is also equipped with a full bathroom, tucked behind the partition wall to enable the husband to use the space late into the evening without disturbing his wife’s sleep.
The library features a chaise lounge that allows the husband to see patients at home. There is also a private veranda, which is part of the roof slab over the guest bedroom.
The husband is a psychoanalyst who attends to patients in São Paulo as well as in the home—hence the generous proportions of the library and office.
Ben Koush’s studio office faces the street and features a sleek modern desk he designed, as well as built-in bookshelves filled with colorful books and art.
A longstanding relationship between FMD Architects and CCB Envico made this project possible.
The upstairs is a lovely multifunctional space for the owners to go for peace and quiet and views of the garden, but it's also a favorite spot their grandchildren who enjoy playing with Legos.
Another view of the library, with its Douglas fir ceiling and an 1872 family heirloom flag hanging in the background.
The library, or “basket of books,” feels like a warm cocoon. The prints along the bottom shelf are by Giorgio Morandi.
Study hideaway
Curved green panelled joinery towards the study hideaway
The stepped wooden platforms provide built-in seats for the library. Down the stairs to the left is a guest room.
The library, also located in the quiet zone, features a custom table by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects, Henry Time SB 1901 chairs, and an Atollo lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce.
The corner library takes color inspiration from the facade.
The office features a nearly full-width picture window in front of built-in desks. Views extend beyond the immediate cove to the Atlantic Ocean and horizon.
"I've always loved the way buildings look when they're under construction, and the walls of the office are basically like open framing," Davis says.
The library looks out on the inner courtyard.
The library and home office space were painted a bold shade of black. The red leather Golfo dei Poeti lounge chair is by Matteo Grassi.
Made of oak, a wall of shelves accommodates an office nook accented with a slim Superlight table lamp from Pablo.
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Custom steel shelving runs in front of two large windows in the bedroom. The designers wanted to keep a thin profile to avoid blocking natural light.
A look at the office workstations and conference room designed by Studio Zerbey Architecture & Design.
This detached home office unit by FORWARD Design | Architecture features a fire engine red exterior and ample storage within.
The upper floor layout was rejiggered so that the kids' bedroom could be relocated, and now a cantilevered addition at the back of the house hosts a library space with full-height glass capturing a view to the backyard. The built-in shelving has a rich blue laminate, and the tiled wall to the left denotes the light well into the kitchen.
Walk Street House by Ras-A Studio
The library features furniture from the homeowners’ collection—including this Marcel Breuer chair.
In search of a quiet getaway that could double as a vacation and holiday hub for extended family and friends, a Mexico City couple found a three-and-a-half-acre property there and reached out to architect Javier Sánchez to come up with a design that would make the most of the site.
The serene home office of Taula House by M Gooden Design gazes out onto the backyard.
Located off the central atrium, the Art Deco–style library is paneled in rare Macassar ebony.
For just under $102,000, Anya Moryoussef Architect transformed a single-car garage into a multifunctional workspace that’s wrapped in Baltic birch plywood.
The library provides sleek, closed storage and open shelves that reach over 12 feet high. A Moroso/Diesel Cloudscape Chair sits beside the De La Espada Laurel Coffee Table, with a Flos String Light strung overhead. The painting is by Krzysztof Kokoryn.
A glimpse of the living room next to the cantilevered balcony furnished with a Milo Baughman chair and a petrified wood stump table.
The wood-slatted library is soundproofed for ultimate comfort.
On the other side of the open loft is a quiet yet spacious office with custom birch storage.
Located to the left of the entrance is the library, which includes a fireplace, built-ins, and two doors that open up to the dining room.
The paneled library leads to another family room, wired for theatre sound.
Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves provide ample storage for books and memorabilia.
Home office with custom millwork
From the myriad of locations for working and gathering sprinkled throughout to the calming “Zen” room/library that encourages relaxation, every inch of Bond Station House has been thoughtfully designed to make each of its members feel as comfortable (and productive) as possible.
A sunken velvet conversation pit is located in the heart of The Wing's new location in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
The National Library is part of Qatar's "Education City," which hosts satellite campuses of renowned universities from throughout the globe.
The geometric structure provides shade and various outposts to read—it also can act as a jungle gym.
There's event seating for up to 1,000 people in the midst of the library, as well as partitions to separate the space.
The renovation of this one-time locomotive shed into a multipurpose library still kept its industrial aesthetic.
Inside, pinewood bookshelves surround a reading area without obstructing natural light.
An upstairs reading nook behind sliding doors offers quiet and solitude in the open plan.
Open to the story above, the library is filled with daylight—even though it is located on the lower level. A wood wall and custom built-ins draw warmth into the reading area.
Operable glass garage doors surround the two-story atrium, connecting the upper and lower floors as one open, collaborative workspace.
The plywood-wrapped library is a warm addition added in the ’70s.
A communal reading/study desk.
Open, pinewood bookshelves divide the interiors, but don't block views.
Cozy nooks for reading and relaxing are scattered throughout the library.
Libra flooring outfits the library.
Upstairs attics and dormers are great home office ideas for small spaces. This unique home office design layout serves as both a small office and workout room for San Francisco–based knot artist Windy Chien. It also features clever storage space for the couple's voluminous collection of books.
Michael has a small side business for his custom audio equipment, called HIFI/MPLS. The turntable is the Brutus model. It combines concrete, rosewood, and brass, and weighs about 160 pounds.
A wall of shelving, about seven feet tall and 12 feet wide, keeps reference books and vinyl close at hand. Michael designed and fabricated the speakers, turntable, and amplifier (the latter incorporating another person's circuitry design).
According to Michael, the centralized table is a contemporary take on a traditional trestle table, combining raw steel plate "legs" with a bleached ash slab with wenge keys. The chairs are powder-coated steel and maple, with sheepskin cushions, and the floors are whitewashed birch hardwood. The chandelier is inspired in part by a Lindsey Adelman design and built to fit the space.