Desks and Study Zones

These desks and study zones are so stylish, they may just make you want to sit down and work.

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November 25, 2014

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Contemporary Kid

Bright colors of chartreuse, orange and blue are combined with muted grays and blacks to create a fun, contemporary place for a kid to work or play. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Custom Storage

To add custom storage without breaking the bank, a desk from a flea market is sprayed with lacquer in a coral color. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Energizing Colors

The combination of white furniture and aqua walls with punches of canary yellow creates an energizing study space. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Bright & Open

This bright, open workspace provides plenty of shelf storage and a desk area with room to spread out. Design: Ilija Karlusic

Simple Sophistication

A simple white parsons desk is dressed up with an elegant chair to suit the sophisticated nature of this bedroom. Design: Nicole Sassaman

Cubby Storage

Bright colors, personal artwork and plenty of cubby storage help make this kids' space functional and fun. Design: Fiorella Design/Photo: Frank Paul Perez

Sleek Nook

Sleek furniture keeps this home office nook from feeling cluttered or cramped. An organizational center on the wall cuts down on the need for messy paperwork, as seen on HGTV's The High/Low Project. Design: Sabrina Soto

Cool Hangout

This colorful and contemporary study and hangout spot for teens includes a vaulted tongue-and-groove ceiling, light wood floors, iconic midcentury-modern furniture and fun teen accessories. Design: Anne Rue

Side Table

Dual functions help a small space feel grand. This parsons desk doubles as a side table for the sofa. A cozy chair tucks under and can be pulled out to use as additional living room seating. Design: Lisa Sherry/Photo: Ron Royals

Under the Stairs

The space beneath these stairs has just the right amount of room for a built-in desk, maximizing an often overlooked area in a home. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Bedside Table

Soft colors and whimsical fabrics give this young girl's room a feminine touch. A desk can function as a bedside table between twin beds. Design: Elinor Jones/Photo: Chris Little

Interesting Hardware

Use interesting hardware for a quick and easy update on a desk. Design: Erinn Valencich/Photo: Melissa Valladares

Stylish Spot

A white lacquer desk and iconic ghost chair create a stylish spot for a teenager to study. Curtains frame the space, visually separating it from the adjoining bedroom. Design: Anne Rue

Seeing Double

This study area is equipped with two full-functioning workspaces complete with computers and filing cabinets. Custom-made corkboards and hanging rails provide additional organization. Design: Shane Inman

Seeing Red

Red is a stimulant, so it's the perfect color for a homework and craft station. Ready-made cabinets in a glossy red lacquer finish from a big box retailer made a spot to work on school assignments or get creative with crafts. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Simple Desk

This bedroom includes plenty of space for relaxing as well as a small workspace with a simple desk and comfy chair. Design: Joseph Cortes

Neutral Alcove

Adding color or wallpaper to the ceiling -- the so-called fifth wall -- is a great way to add detail to a space. The neutral walls in this craft room create enough of a break between the pattern of the ceiling wallpaper and graphic flooring for the design to feel completely unified. Design: Jaimie Belew/Photo: Jason Kisner

Bright Attic

Sloped walls were kept white to keep this attic room from feeling too closed-in. Bright punches of color in the striped runner, accent wallpaper and sofa help highlight the unusual architecture without overwhelming the space. Design: Kriste Michelini/Photo: Jason Kisner

Wood Plank Workstation

Wood planks were installed in this former closet space to create a useful workstation. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Distinct Zones

The workstation in this home office sits at counter height, while the meeting/lunch table sits lower, helping to break the space up into two distinctive zones. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Feminine Space

Cabinet surfaces are painted white and distressed in this feminine office space. The windowsills are used as extra seating and storage areas. Design: Luis Caicedo

Creative & Crafty

This craft room brings out the creative kid in all of us. Plenty of storage and an energetic color scheme provide the perfect space for projects of all sizes. Use resilient materials like laminate countertops and a graphic vinyl rug for easy cleanup. Design: Jennifer Reiner

Vertical Stripes

The vertical stripes in this boy's bedroom emphasize the tall ceilings, while the mossy green rug and headboard add a fun punch of color. Design: Regan Billingsley/Photo: Angie Seckinger

Personalized Pinboard

A pinboard fills the wall in this niche, offering a place for interchangeable memos and artwork. A pair of sconce lights provide the perfect task lighting for the desk area without using any precious counter space. Design: TerraCotta Properties

Relaxation Room

The neutral tones of this room make it the perfect place to escape to for some rest and relaxation or to work on a project. Design: Allie Mann/Photo: Angie Seckinger

Comfortable Craft Area

With a vaulted ceiling and plenty of elbow room to spread out and sketch, the craft area beckons the artist. Durable resin wicker chairs, designed for outdoor use, offer comfortable seating. Design: Linda Woodrum

Vintage Table

A nook in this contemporary living room seen on HGTV's Secrets From a Stylist is the perfect spot to get some work done. A vintage table serves as a desk while a ladder shelf provides storage. Design: Emily Henderson/Photo: Aaron Rapoport

Outstanding Accents

A neutral wall color allows the rug, curtains and artwork to shine in this open office space. Design: Brother vs. Brother

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