Style the Perfect Office

Just because you do work in your office doesn't mean you can't bring in some fabulous style! Designer Christine Dovey shows us her take on two glamorous office spaces.

A smart but polished office space

Above:  rug, hide chairs, art, accessories (urchin, pyramids, wire bowl, decanters, books), Elte; desk, console, pedestal, lamps, hawk head, Patina; desk lamp, Aberfoyle; bust, Jonathan Adler; stripped table, desk chair, Black Rooster

For a man who wants a smart but polished office, paint the walls white to keep the room feeling crisp and modern. Detail moulding adds elegance and charm.

Crisp, white walls for a smart, polished office

This desk makes a strong statement. It creates a sense of history and the square edges and hard lines make it feel robust and manly.

An acrylic and airy console is unexpected but helps break up all the strong pieces in the room. Vintage-inspired accessories in shades of black give a sense of weight and balance while the black and gold modernist lamps are a great juxtaposition to the old-world walls.

Sling lounge chairs for a smart office space

The room is finished off with these sling lounge chairs in a cream hide upholstery. Their clean lines and raw texture are decidedly masculine.

A glamorous office space designed by Christine Dovey

Above: side chairs, Black Rooster; bust, ELTE; chandelier, Patina; art, Stephanie Vovas

Feminine spaces don't always need to be designed around a palate of bright colours or pastels. Here we painted the walls a deep charcoal to give the space a rich, glamorous feel. The moulding on top feels Parisian and adds a luxurious touch. The artwork makes the room feel instantly more dynamic and interesting. It also sets a more playful colour palate for the room.

French Gilt chairs in a glamorous office

Here we wanted to add more softness so we replaced the hide lounge chairs for these French gilt chairs. We paired them with decadent pale pink silk pillows for a rich feminine touch.

Glamorous office accessories

Another way to amp up the glam factor can be achieved through accessories. The white bust, fashion books, crystal chandelier and flowers help keep this room feeling chic and fashion forward.

 

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