Architect Brue Norelius transformed one of the bedrooms in his renovated A. Quincy Jones residence into a studio. A bike hangs above the desk, which is illuminated by lamps from Artemide.
In this 600-square-foot garage renovation, a five-by-ten-foot door separates Eoghan Mahony’s office from the family room; when open, it fits neatly into a pocket where a custom cabinet meets one of the bookshelves. “It’s really low-tech—just a big hinge and a wheel,” architect Emily Jagoda explains. Mahony adds, “I love that my office can either be hidden from the main room or become an extension of it.”
Designer Sarah Zames of General Assembly turned the space beneath an industrial staircase in a Brooklyn loft renovation into a home office. A slatted wood screen softens the stairs' metal and the cabinet hides a roll-out bed for guests.
In their modern Austin home, Sam Shah and Anne Suttles hung a collection of vintage posters above a Cbox file cabinet and a table from Blu Dot used as a desk. The rug is a Photon.
In the same house, the couple tucked a computer station beneath the staircase.
A John Baldessari photograph rests on a shelf above a built-in desk in a midcentury renovation in Napa.