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Read more about this colorful home office with handmade and vintage touches at the end of this post. Photo courtesy of Jenny James, Suburban Pop.

Working from home puts new demands on your living space, but if anyone is up to the challenge of marrying form and function for all sorts of uses, it’s those schooled in the Mid Century Modern way. Find inspiration for a variety of modern home offices.  

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Photo by Emily Followill; Design by Jessica Davis of Atelier Davis.

Serene & Adaptable

Uncertain times call for nimble design. In her Atlanta home, Jessica Davis of Atelier Davis kept flexibility in mind. “I wanted a built-in look,” she says, but on a tight budget and to be able to move things around if and when we turn it back into a bedroom.” Two desks nestled next to each other provide the extra long surface area and can also easily be rearranged. 

Get the Look

blue molded plastic chair
Photo courtesy of wayfair.com.

Inspired Arm Chair by Joseph Allen, $319.99. (844) 782-7433 or wayfair.com

adjustable desk lamp
Photo courtesy of Artemide.


Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp in White/Black, $465. Visit artemidestore.com or artemide.net. 

Double Duty

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Photo by Anice Hoachlander. Design by Balodemas Architects.

This 1951 home in Kensington, Maryland folds an office into the living room where a modular wall unit serves as a desk, offering out-of-sight storage as well as room to display a few favorite books and ceramicsIf a dedicated room for an office isn’t available in your house, tucking a work space into a larger room is a creative solution.  

Get the Look

round cocktail table
Photo courtesy of theodorealexander.com.

Fisher Round Cocktail Table (Shagreen). Contact (3368855005 or visit theodorealexander.com for pricing.

George Nelson ball clock
Photo courtesy of hermanmiller.com.

Nelson Ball Clock (Cherry / Brass), $550. (888) 798-0202 or store.hermanmiller.com. 


Make It Personal

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Design and photo by Jenny James of Suburban Pop.

Why not build your home office around your favorite color? Orange and handmade touches define this home office. Jenny James of Suburban Pop loves orange and painted the abstract art herself. Her husband is a hobby woodworker and made the desk. The chair was bought new, but Jenny customized it by painting the legs.  

Get the Look

Saarinen Executive Armchair
Photo courtesy of eternitymodern.com.

Saarinen Executive Armchair (Reproduction) – Chrome Legs. Call (800) 993-0903 or visit eternitymodern.com for pricing.

sculptural table lamp
Photo courtesy of modilumi.com.

Bobbie Table Lamp, $280. (651) 408-3018 or modilumi.com.

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