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Best of the Week: 24 Tiny Study Nooks That Steal the Show

Some of the best things come in small packages, and with the shrinking size of many contemporary homes, this couldn’t be more true. Thanks to paperless offices and wireless technology, many a home office has been compressed into a humble study nook. So if a dedicated home office is not an option – or if you prefer to work right in the thick of it – here are 24 small nooks to fuel your inspiration.

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1. Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Designer:BuildHer Collective
Features: Removed from the general din but connected enough to still feel part of the home.
2. Location: Sydney, NSW
Designer:The Little Design Corner
Features: This multi-functional space can be many things, from a home office nook to a stylish storage station.

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3. Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Designer:First Avenue Homes
Features: A (little) room with a view.

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4. Location: Cornwall, UK
Designer:Tanya Leech
Features: Yet another noble purpose that the humble wall-mounted shelf can add to its repertoire.
5. Location: Minneapolis, USA
Designer:Vivid Interior Design – Danielle Loven
Features: Like your laundry with a little home admin on the side? The barely there chair almost makes this study nook disappear from view.
6. Location: UK
Designer:Pati Robins
Features: Patterns with punch are sure to invigorate you in this petite pocket.
7. Location: Moscow, Russia
Designer:Artup Bureau
Features: A centrally located hideaway.
8. Location: London, UK
Designer:Openstudio Architects
Features: Being in the thick of it is sure to help organise the whole family’s schedule.
9. Location: London, UK
Designer:Romilly Turner Interior Design
Features: The curved desk is ergonomically considerate and lends itself better to the small dimensions of the room.
10. Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Designer:Rebecca Naughtin Architect
Features: The built-in drawers, desk and slide-out shelf offer a streamlined place for everything.
11. Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Designer:MMAD Architecture
Features: Proof that a staircaselanding doesn’t have to be wasted space.
12. Location: Nantes, France
Designer:MAYA Architecture & Design
Features: Laptop: tick. Printer: tick. Bookshelf: tick. It’s amazing what can be achieved in a small space.
13. Location: Chicago, USA
Designer:Drury Design
Features: Cooking and working – multitasking at its finest.
14. Location: Austin, USA
Designer:Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
Features: Part-private, part-public, this home office nook corners the best of both worlds.
15. Location: Atlanta, USA
Designer:Mark Williams Design Associates
Features: Locating study nooks near the kitchen lets parents keep an eye on offsprings’ screen time.
16. Location: London, UK
Designer:Jonathan Clark Architects
Features: Now you see it, now you don’t.
17. Location: London, UK
Designer:De Rosee Sa
Features: Most cupboards with a standard depth can be converted into dedicated study stations.
18. Location: Perth, WA
Designer:De Rosee Sa
Features: Not all study stationsneed to be at table height – benches and bar stools can make a pretty perch, too.
19. Location: Sydney, NSW
Designer:Trentini Design
Features: A lofty place to work.
20. Location: Nagoya, Japan
Features: Homespun minimalism at its best.
21. Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Designer:Kialla Homes
Features: A gold star goes to the stylish sliding barn doors that close off this home office space.
22. Location: Barcelona, Spain
Designer:Susanna Cots
Features: A slim, slide-out solution to a desk.
23. Location: Boston, USA
Designer:Twelve Chairs
Features: Study space by day, styled shelves by night.
24. Location: Sydney, NSW
Designer:Anna Carin Design
Features: Perfectly positioned within easy reach of that lovely daybed when the working day is done.
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