30 designer-approved Zoom backgrounds for creative souls

Home Offices

01 Spacious Study Area

02 Tropical Art Deco

Photography by Alexis Armanet and Thomas de Bruyne

“In the office, a sculpture by Michèle Raymond is seen near a free-form desk inspired by Charlotte Perriand. The Platner lounge chair is from Knoll while the outdoor fountain sculpture, titled,La Baigneuse, is by Sylvie du Plessis.” Architectural Digest

03 Rustic Savanna

Design by Jeff Andrew/Photography by Stephen Busken

04 Bali Style Office

Living Rooms

05 Spirited Firepit

Design Julie Hillman/Photo Manolo Yllera

“In the living room of this New York town house, a Regency-style mantel and an antique studded buffet mingle with a 1902 Mosque chair by Carlo Bugatti, a mirror by Misha Kahn, a circa 1960 mask by Jacques Sagan, and a cocktail table by Ado Chale. the painting to the left of the fireplace is by Friedrich Kunath.” — Architectural Digest

06 Art-Filled Living Space

Photographed by Jason Schmidt, AD, November 2017. 

“An array of artworks covers a wall in the living room. An Ettore Sottsass cabinet and a Pratt chair by Gaetano Pesce help partition the space. Wyeth sofa covered in custom linen. Pillows by KAWS and Alexander Girard pillows from Maharam. Child’s chair by Gaetano PesceKAWS BFF plush chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana.” —  Architectural Digest

07 Parisian Mid-Century Modern

Inside the Roy family living room on Succession. Photo by Peter Kramer for HBO

“While dressing the office sets in neutrals, grays, and blacks, George DeTitta Jr. explains, “I looked online at the Murdoch media offices for inspiration and went for a more clean, modern approach.” With less than a week to place the furniture and art, he sourced midcentury-modern desks from Dallas, along with furnishings from Kravet Contract, Arteriors lamps, and case goods from Jensen-Lewis, BDI, and Hudson Valley. “It was a fight to the finish!” he says.” —  Architectural Digest

08 Romantic Brooklyn Studio

Christian Harder/Architectural Digest

“A Georges Braque print from the homeowner’s parents flanked by a Lalique bird sculpture makes for a dramatic vignette on the mantel. The turquoise pouf was also designed by Jett.”

Christian Harder/Architectural Digest

“A sinuous sofa custom-designed by Jett, paired with a vintage rattan chair, sets the room’s romantic tone. The crimson French deco rug was sourced from Heirloom.” —  Architectural Digest

09 Pastel Art Studio

“Dani Nagel’s office/art studio is a dreamy blue oasis filled with color, texture, and coziness. It also represents a constant throughout the home of mixing new furnishings (the daybeds, the chair, the pillows) with vintage scores (the rug) and custom pieces of art. ” — Architectural Digest

Bedrooms

10 Floral Extravaganza

Simbarashe Cha/Architectural Digest

“The bedroom’s official theme is floral. Buzz brought the floral triptych from their collection and the couple purchased the duvet by Marimekko, a like-minded pattern enthusiast. A West Elm desk was found secondhand on Craigslist.” Architectural Digest

11 Warm Tone Bedroom

The inspiration for doing the painted headboard came from reading a blog post on the Jungalow. “The post talked about painting dots behind wall shelves, so we tried it and loved it so much we did it in the office too,” says Dani. “It even inspired us to start doing murals, and we’ve been doing bigger projects for conferences like Create & Cultivate.” — Architectural Digest

12 Tribeca Loft

13 An Italianate Home in NY

Photo by Max Burkhalter

Molly likes changing things up in the home, but that doesn’t always mean it’s a quick process. “It takes me ages to decide anything,” she says. “Sets are easier because they go up and down in a day!” —  Architectural Digest

14 A L.A. Neon Studio

Photography by Tim Hirschmann
Photography by Tim Hirschmann

“I wanted to include lots of round pieces in this space,” says Hannah. “A lot of things in my apartment are white, which can seem hard-edged and not especially cozy. Rounded details make the room more inviting.” —  Architectural Digest

15 Malibu Beach Residence

Kitchens

16 Patel Pink Kitchen

Christian Harder/Architectural Digest

“A framed print by Henri Matisse, a Steuben fruit bowl, and vintage glassware can all be seen on the minimalist kitchen’s satin-etched mirror countertops.” —  Architectural Digest

17 Brown & White Dining Area

“I had the best time designing this kitchen inspired by me and @whats_a_yayo’s travels to Oaxaca. Call out to @concretecollaborative@rejuvenation@signaturehw and @geappliances for finishing off the stunning kitchen 💛💛💛” —  Claire Thomas

18 Grey Tone Kitchen

Photography by Max Burkhalter

“The little odd-shaped table has a funny story. “It belonged to the family who had owned the house for 55 years,” says Molly. “The lady of the house was a well-known acting coach named Florence Greenberg. Naomi Campbell and Madonna and all sorts of people would come here for their acting lessons. The neighbors told me that there were often alarming screams coming from the house—method acting I suppose.” Flash forward to Florence’s estate sale, where Molly’s current neighbor bought several things, among them the breakfast table, which has been sawed off to accommodate the galley kitchen.” —  Architectural Digest

Outdoors

19 Indoor-Outdoor Living Space

DESIGN BY MELISSA LEE OF BESPOKE ONLY; PHOTO BY TY COLE

“The calming energy in the frame really speaks to us. We love the abundance of natural light, all those greens and the harmonious connection between indoor and outdoor.” — Melissa Lee of Bespoke Only

20 Rae’S On Wategos in Byron Bay

via Raes on Wategos

21 Balcony in the Woods

“When it comes to outdoor décor, Berk says he’s noticed people gravitating toward natural materials—like rattan, bamboo, and clay. “From woven lanterns to rattan furniture to terracotta pots, it only makes sense that materials from nature should be outdoors,” he says.” — MyDomaine

22 White & Gold Backyard

“‘A silver lining of the past year: so many homeowners have a newfound appreciation for their backyards, outdoor spaces, and gardens, particularly,’ Wong says. And while many of us have mastered the art of growing our own tomatoes, Wong points out that gardens can go way beyond flowers, herbs, and vegetables.” — MyDomaine

23 White Hammock

“Our backyards tend to get a lot of attention, but our front yards deserve love, too. ‘If you think your backyard is too small to create the different moments and experiences you want, it’s time to think beyond the backyard,’ Wong says.” — MyDomaine

24 New York City Balcony

Others

25 Hillcrest Residence

26 Pink Corner of the House

“In another corner, a sleek metal-and-acrylic floor lamp balances out the chunky hand chair. “I love that chair,” says Dani. “It was a Rose Bowl Flea find for $100. It reminds me of really good Miami Art Deco.” The fun faces painting above the chair is a Dani original.” — Architectural Digest

27 Virtual Meeting Room

Studiopepe’s “No Man Is an Island: The Meeting Room.”

“Life in Vogue, a show house dreamed up by Vogue Italia editor Emanuele Farneti, has been a fixture of the spring season in recent years. For the activation, which coincided with Salone del Mobile, notable designers would transform the publication’s Milan headquarters into a must-see design destination, replete with their inventive interior concepts. ” — Architectural Digest

28 Ron Swanson’s Desk

Image via The Parks and Rec’s Twitter

The Parks and Rec Twitter account also shared a few backgrounds from its hit show. Our favorite is this one, which will let you share the same office as Ron Swanson.

29 Rustic Manhattan Loft

Photo: Durston Saylor

An eagle takes flight across the foyer ceiling of actor Gerard Butler’s Manhattan loft. The mural, painted by Jon De Pabon and Paul Kendall, is in tune with the space’s rustic design.

30 Private Pool in the Gudliya Suite in City Palace, Jaipur

via the City Palace

Which background is your favorite? Let us know!

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