Over at design*sponge there is a post asking for reader suggestions for home offices.
I'd love to redo my office to make it a more inspiring place to hang out in. At the moment it's full to brimming with toys. I threw everything in here when I had to teach earlier this week. My new shelves are great but overall the room is cluttered and overbearing.
Here's a cool idea from Martha Stewart suited to Japan life - an Office in a Chest. Martha has loads of great ideas such as office in a closet and office in an armoire. I saw a thing on her program once where they made bulletin boards out of carpet tiles. Guess what I have on the other wall in my office?
If you want to see a very inspiring room, have a look at Heather Bailey's studio. It's just gorgeous.