Typically we think of home offices as being as bright as possible. Rooms filled with sunlight, bright pops of color and white desks. We're amongst the type who prefer the bright variety, but we're slowly, but surely feeling very drawn to the dark(er) side.
You don't necessarily have to have black walls in your office to make it masculine and moody, but it certainly helps. The black is offset by the large black and white picture behind the desk as well as the bright yellow desktop. Brightly colored books are also a great way to offset the black!
We're no stranger to Jeremy Levine
on Unplggd, he's a well known designer that specializes in home offices. He's done offices in many shapes, sizes and colors. We recently came across this masculine home office and we're impressed by the mix of darker, bold woods, white walls and dark accent pieces.
The radiantly beautiful actress Julianne Moore channeled her inner masculine side when she worked in her home office. Masculine and moody home offices are so versatile because you can throw in a subdued color while still keeping the space moody. The pale blue and cream accent the black furniture and fireplace while still remaining moody. Unfortunately she doesn't live here anymore — we're certainly jealous of who does now!
Our very own Gregory went masculine and moody with his new office space. If you remember, he previously had a bright and vibrant space filled with bright greens and blues. He traded in his sunglasses for a desk lamp and the results are amazing. The office is located in a small closet, but Gregory didn't get discouraged by the small space — he actually embraced it by choosing a dark, textured color palette. The accent pieces are what brings light to the space.
Extremely luxurious and moody, this office looks like it's straight out of a Hollywood executives home. There are so many different textures and colors in this room while remaining masculine. The pops of jewelry (metallics) brighten up the space just enough to actually be able to do work.
Meet at The Apartment and The Apartment Creative Agency's Soho Offices exemplifies dark and moody with just a tinge of feminine to balance it all out.
What do you think of masculine and moody home offices?
Images: Brown Design Inc, Flickr User Jeremy Levine Design licensed for use under Creative Commons, Casa Sugar, Gregory Han, Douglas Levine