Daydreaming about the ideal work-from-home setup? Look no further says AD

by Joelle
Suddenly, millions of individuals are working from home for the foreseeable future. And while home offices have traditionally been a luxury, reserved only for those with enough square footage to reappropriate unused bedrooms, their siren calls have arguably never sounded quite so clarion. Over the years, AD has featured countless such spaces within the pages of its magazine. While many such rooms luxuriate in their own expanse, others consist of simply a well-placed kitchen nook or stylish bedroom desk.

Throughout the past month, as AD staff members have gotten settled into various #WFH routines of their own, the topic of home offices has been on our minds as never before. After beginning to look through the magazine’s extensive archive, which is available through AD PRO, countless beguiling photographs of home offices emerged. From there, the batch of images was whittled down further, to the 18 beautiful examples you’ll find below.

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There’s plenty to unpack. For starters, there are interiors by AD100 designers such as Dimore Studio, Annabelle Selldorf, Kelly Wearstler, and Rose Tarlow. There are also a handful of spaces in which fashion-world insiders—from Derek Blasbergto Stefano Pilati—have been taking care of business for years. And finally, famous names of a different sort are lurking just beyond a couple more page scrolls: Michael Douglas’s 1980s Santa Barbara office is included, as is that of the first lady, circa the Ronald Reagan years. In the end, from city apartments to country houses to even one decorator showcase, the examples included can’t help but delight. So take a break from your actual work, and kick off an interiors daydreaming session.

A Modern Jewel Box of an Office

In September 2019, Evan Yurman of the jewelry brand David Yurman welcomed AD into his Upstate New York home. While the house featured an outdoor pool, angular bathtub, and impressive wooden facade, its office was a clear bright spot within the vacation compound. At first mention, the terms vacation retreat and office might seem to suggest a paradox, but as Yurman said at the time, “It’s so quiet. You can really focus when you’re here. Then you drive back to the city the next morning for work.” Inside the room, a Jean Prouvé desk, Milo Baughman coffee table, and Philip Arctander chairs can all be seen, undoubtedly beautiful baubles to anoint Yurman’s well-decorated jewel box.

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