Every Home Office Needs This Stylish IKEA Staple

Sacha Strebe

With the number of entrepreneurs in the U.S officially on the rise, more of us are ditching the "lean in" message to "opt out." In fact, one in five Americans now work from home, giving way to a new, multipurpose interior design style called the work/live space—famed illustrator The Cartorialist showed us how it's done in her L.A. home. Thanks to advances in technology (and the cloud), the traditional office has been distorted with flexible hours and a drifting desk mentality.

So if you're going to bring the office back home and dedicate a significant portion of your personal space to the professional, you might as well make it stylish. Right? This is where our favorite piece comes into play: the humble IKEA trestle. Its straightforward design is anything but simple, and we guarantee it works hard for little money. Every home office needs this practical workhorse. Scroll down to see some of our favorite ways to incorporate the table at home and shop the look.

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