Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Narrow it down: 20 inspiring narrow home offices

I'm pretty confident of my grasp on the English language. I "know the words for words," as my friend Elena said once. But sometimes, even though you know the definition of a word, you still pause a little before using it. Now, if I told you that I had a hard time narrowing down a roundup of my favorite narrow offices, would that be "ironic?" Hrm. I certainly don't want to end up like poor Alanis Morissette (even if she did date Ryan Reynolds for a while). Hang on while I look it up…

irony: noun. The use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning.

Well, that certainly isn't it.

coincidence: noun. The occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection

Much better.

Now that that little language lesson is out of the way (if you're studying for the SATs right now, I expect a cut of that sweet, sweet Princeton Review money), let's get on with the roundup! While we've covered closet offices before, sometimes the closet isn't ideal for conversion for one reason or another. But there are still many overlooked nooks and crannies where a workspace can fit quite nicely. Here are my favorite 20 narrow offices; they're the perfect places to stretch your creativity and productivity, even if you can't stretch your arms at the same time.

From Lovely Undergrad.

From Desire to Inspire.

From Design*Sponge.

From Apartment Therapy.

From Apartment Therapy.

15 more fab offices after the jump!

From Better Homes and Gardens via Pinterest.

From Better Homes and Gardens.

From Better Homes and Gardens.

From Design*Sponge.

From Dominic Paul Mercadante.

From Avhemmakleri.

From The Great Balancing Act.

From HGTV.

From HGTV.

From Made By Girl.

From Marie Claire Maison.

From Better Homes and Gardens via Les Envies de Sarrouska.

From Real Simple.

From The Office Stylist.

From Apartment Therapy via Willow Decor.


  1. Love this collection.

    Next year my husband and I will both be studying/working from home in our one bedroom apartment! We need all the help we can get setting up study spaces that work!!

    In the meantime, I'm bookmarking this for one day when I have a home large enough to have a nook/crannie. (Not quite irony?)

  2. I really like your blog:) Great pics and som much inspiration...I wish you a lovely week.
    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

  3. Very nice post! Currently I live in a narrow house due to circumstances. It is fine with me but sometimes I feel isolated and it feels like the walls are closing in on me when I am working at my desk. I wanted more room in my house so I decided to install spiral stairs in my house. It gives my house a bit more space which is a true relieve! Nice to see that I am not the only one with a narrow house.


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