As the digital nomad lifestyle eclipses the traditional 9-to-5, savvy professionals know that a chic home office is nonnegotiable.
The Louis XV–style desk in the library of an English manor house originally belonged to the owner's grandfather.
A 19th-century Anglo-Indian desk, 1940s rosewood barrel chairs, and a 1970s Italian chandelier outfit a study inside a New Jersey mansion.
In the same minimalist home, the sectional sofa in the wife's study is upholstered in a Schumacher velvet with Samuel & Sons trim, the cocktail table is by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, and the walls are paneled with custom-made brass grilles.
In the library of this London home, the chair is covered in a Pierre Frey fabric, the cocktail table and stool were found in Singapore, and the rug is a custom design.
In a Paris pied-à-terre, a 19th-century iron-and-marble garden table serves as a desk outside the bedroom; the chair is in the style of Louis XV, the lamp is a custom design, and the curtains are of a Holland & Sherry cashmere.
In this London townhouse, the library's 1940s painted table is one of a pair, the bench is by André Arbus, and the vase is by Marianna Kennedy; the plaster paneling is a custom design, and the abaca rug is by Stark.
In the office area on the second floor of a modern Tuscan home, the vintage furnishings include a carpenter's table purchased in Tuscany and a Charles and Ray Eames chair.
The desk and chair in this 70's inspired Monaco apartment are reissues of designs by Vitra, and the artwork is by Paul Cowan.
The cabinetry in the art studio of a San Francisco loft is topped with a counter by , the lounge chair is vintage, the sculptures are by and the painting is by .
A chair by Kelly Behun Studio and a custom-made desk in a guest room of Behun's Manhattan home; the vintage beaded sculptures are Nigerian.
In a Gramercy Park apartment, the library’s leather armchairs and side chair are by , the custom bench is upholstered in a , the shades are of a , the rug is from and the walls are painted in .
In the library of a Parisian home, the sofa is upholstered in a cotton damask, the armchair is covered in a silk velvet and the slipper chair is based on a ; the desk is Louis XV, the chandelier is Louis XIV and the 19th century rug is Persian.
In the library of a California farmhouse, the family’s dachshund, Spartacus, rests on one of a pair of armchairs from covered in plaids; the oak table is from , the early-20th-century leather armchair is English, the bookshelves and ladder are from , the artichoke lamp is from the 1960s, and the ceiling is clad in metal siding from Texas barns.
In a corner of the kitchen in John Robshaw's country home, an Indian chair and a table from ; the walls are hung with Dutch plates purchased in Sri Lanka and turbans that Robshaw had made in India as gifts for friends.
A studio in one of two apartments that the artist and designer Christian Astuguevieille maintains in Bayonne, France. He designed the sofa and its fabric, available through Holly Hunt, as well as the table and chandelier, and he created both the pattern on the oak parquet floor and many of the room’s artworks, using Chinese calligraphy ink.
In the office of Andy Cohen's home, a vintage Eames Time-Life desk chair from pulls up to a re-edition of a Bodil Kjaer desk from . The 1960s Danish armchairs, re-covered in a houndstooth, are from . The walnut bookshelves are custom, the vintage chandelier is from , and the rug is by .
In the home office of Christina Juarez' apartment, the walls and vintage sofa are covered in an fabric from . The vintage chair and pillows are in a ikat, the elephant stool is by , the side table is by , and the rug is by . An Oberto Gili photograph, anchors artworks by Oscar de la Renta (top left) and Donald Robertson (top center).
In a Montana chalet, the study’s chair is from , and the vintage Gordon Martz lamp is from .
In the library of this art-filled NYC apartment, the vintage Ward Bennett swivel chair in a cotton-silk blend is from , the circa-1960 Italian lounge chair in a linen is from , and the custom sofa is in a fabric; the marble-and-brass cocktail table is by , the Claude Lalanne bronze chair is from , and the custom carpet is from A sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan hangs over the custom mantel, which holds artworks by Elizabeth Peyton.
With walls paneled in antiqued Tennessee pine, the library in this Hudson Valley farmhouse “is my husband’s sanctuary,” Cathryn Collins says, “although our guests love it, too.” A chair is draped in a linen and textiles from Pakistan, India, Indonesia, and Italy. The antique Italian bench is covered in a 16th-century tapestry fragment, the bookcase light is by , and the 1929 pastel portrait is French.