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Creative Home Office

A brightly patterned chair and photo-strewn inspiration board provide rich contrast to a streamlined white trestle table.

"I love the look of old Persian rugs in unexpected places like bathrooms and offices," says Courtney Barnes, designer and author of the popular Style Court blog. "They are usually very durable and the dense patterns hide most mishaps. Designer and artist Victoria Molinelli used a colorful mid-century Persian Yalameh rug to warm up her white studio."

See more of Barnes' design picks in our gallery.

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