HGTV Dream Home 2007: Home Office Pictures

This compact home office feels bigger than it is, thanks to pewter walls and a picture window that open the space up to the great outdoors.

Stunning Art

Interior designer Linda Woodrum isn't daunted by small spaces. In order to make this lower-level study feel less cramped, she kept the walls clutter-free by hanging only one piece of art — a large red and black acrylic painting of a Native American warrior. This stunning piece is the room's most prominent feature. \"Don't be afraid to swing out with big details in a small room,\" Linda says.

Masculine Desk

The home study has a masculine feel. To add big details, Linda placed a sturdy oak desk and a tall, tufted leather desk chair in this small space.

Stacked Leather Storage

A matching leather club chair and ottoman share a side table comprised of a pair of stacked leatherette storage cubes, which help maximize storage in the room.

Bookshelf Storage

Oak bookshelves are filled with similar leatherette cubes to accommodate file folders and disk storage, keeping clutter to a minimum. The oak and warm leather complements the wood trim on the door and window frames and the dark wood flooring, which is covered with a cotton-trimmed wool area rug.

Comfy Cabin Feel

Recessed lighting in the ceiling gives the walls a warm, silvery glow. Linda has matched the pewter walls with grey flannel pinch-pleat curtains. \"I like to limit my color palette in a small room,\" she says. \"It's a great place to practice the old 'less-is-more' principle. And in an office, less means less to keep tidy while you're working.\"

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