Feminine and Fun Office Spaces

Too busy today to write a weekend post, so I thought you might enjoy an oldie but goodie:

Isn’t it about time to hunker down and organize your home office? What, you don’t have one?  Or you don’t use the one you have?   It is a certified fact of nature:  when you don’t like a space, you don’t use it like you should.  If you love being in the space, it can be a place of comfort, efficiency, and productivity.  Well, have I got inspiration for you! Floral Office 2 from Country Living

I absolutely fell in love with this vintage-inspired office when I first saw it in Country Living last year.   The color palette is fabulous:  fucshia, lime green, and chocolate brown.   I love the vintage desk chair – who says you have to have one of those ugly rolling office chairs?  I also love the way they set the desk perpendicular to the wall.    They used a mixture of vintage tin and wooden boxes for storage.  The inspiration board is a must for creative types!

Vintage Feminine Office from Country Living

Look at this lovely color scheme – light blue with black and light green accents.  The mirrors look so glamorous grouped on the wall – you can do the same by gathering disparate mirrors and painting all the frames glossy black.

Molly Sims glam office

This sophisticated office features a bumblebee palette – bright yellow with lots of black.  Love the black hanging lantern.  Don’t forget to use fabulous light fixtures in your office.  Another unexpectantly awesome desk chair.  However, I must question how much actual work gets done in this room.  Look at the very small desktop!

Yellow and Black Office from Country Living

Ann of Dwelling by Design created this dark pink and apple green floral home office.  Fresh and very Lilly Pullitzer.  A short bookcase behind the desk acts as a practical place to store books and folders, while the top is the perfect place for lighting and a surface for sorting papers.

Ann's office of Dwelling by Design

This is the beautiful office that inspired me to do this post in the first place.  Sky blue, lots of white, and black accents.   The black and white glam photography is too die for.  Love the symmetry of the lamps on either side of the desk.  Notice the desk chair?  It could have easily been a stodgy wood-stained dining room table in a previous life.  A little white high gloss paint goes a long way to glamming things up!

This lovely little floral office nook may make you want to spend the afternoon organizing just so you can spend time here!

Floral Home Office from ehow

Nothing more feminine and sophisticated than a Paris pink and chocolate brown color scheme.  Again, I love the way the desk projects perpendicularly from the bookcase wall.  And another wonderful light fixture, girls!   Love the Phillipe Stark Ghost Chair.

Pink and Brown Office via Laura U

A bookcase unit works great as a backdrop for a desk.  Lots of storage and display area.  And the perfect opportunity for punching in some color by painting the backs of the bookcases pink.   The desk is simply a glass top on simple metal supports.  You could even use painted sawhorses beneath the glass.  And you get the slightest peek at a comfy upholstered chair in the foreground where Ruthie Sommers likely takes a break for a cup of Joe and a good magazine.

Ruthie Sommers glam office

Hope you enjoyed these beautiful office spaces as much as I did.  Sometimes we just need a little inspiration to give us the confidence to create a special space all to ourselves.



  1. Dianne Tant

    Love them all!

  2. Naturally Carol

    Hi Kristie…I think the last one is my favourite because I can imagine myself being there. It is feminine and comfortable…I feel I could shut the world out to work and invite the world in and they would relax and enjoy it with me!

  3. Pam Barnett

    I want my office to be pretty like these! Maybe green & purple?!

  4. Lee

    they are all beautiful and especially the first one with the pink, brown, green. Now if you’d send along inspiration for homeschooling rooms. 🙂

    • Kristie Barnett

      lee, i have a before and after homeschool room i’ll share with you soon!!!

  5. Alicia Stanley

    I am completely obsessed with the first office pictured in this post! By any chance, do you happen to know where I could find that wallpaper? Thanks! 🙂

  6. Stacey

    I loved all of these! I particularly love the last one, and I am in the market for a large french memo board like the one in the picture. Where would I find one that size? or do you have any tips for a DIY one? If so, I’d love to hear from you! thanks!

  7. Rhonda

    Very good post. Now I am dealing with some of the issues as well..


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