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Organizing Your Home Office

A home office that's all work and no play isn't much fun. Here, designer John Loecke creates an inviting space with practical and pretty solutions.

By Sarah Stebbins

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Make kids' art look more sophisticated by framing lots of their drawings, along with photographs and pieces of graphic wrapping paper or fabric, and displaying them on a shelf. "This is such a simple, inexpensive way to add color and personality to an office," says Loecke.

John's Tip: Work supplies and furnishings don't have to come from the office-supply store. "This is a room in your home—it should look like you," says Loecke. Bring in a comfy side chair or love seat, make a mouse pad from a square of pretty fabric adhered to felt, and get creative with containers: Use a vase or mint julep cup to hold pens, and arrange paper clips and Post-its in antique teacups.

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