The Simple White Office: Get the Look

The Simple White Office: Get the Look

Mat Sanders
Aug 31, 2011

Don’t get me wrong, I’m crazy about color in the home. But when it comes to the office, I like to opt for simplicity. This office is a great example of a modern space that, while using a great deal of white, still feels warm thanks to a few key elements. Read on to find out how to achieve this look in your workspace.


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This online retailer is full of office furniture at slashed prices, though some digging may be required to uncover a true gem - like this Slight Office Chair for $179, which seems to evoke the essence of a classic Eames molded plastic chair.

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A site that allows you to pick and choose designer furniture and then plan and customize your space to fit your specific needs, Smart Furniture is a great site for finding modern staple pieces for the office. Pictured here: Cascadia Desk, $899.

Room Accessories

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A more stylish alternative to the already popular BOSE speakers, Geneva’s line of sound systems are engineered for simplicity, boast great sound and come in varying colors and sizes. Pictured here: Geneva Sound System Model S, $299.95.

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Always look to IKEA to dress up a room with stellar accessories at a good value. This Scandinavian superstore makes a great go-to when trying to achieving a designer look at a low cost - like this VÄTE Table lamp, $12.99.

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Skip the boring desk accessories and opt for little things that will make you smile throughout the day - like Karim Rashid’s new Pebbles Collection. The Post-it & tape dispensing duo is a modern take on a utilitarian object and will make a great addition to your desk for about $8.

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You want it - you got it, at this fully customizable online rug store. Choose from hundreds of materials like wools, synthetics, shags and grasses, then specify the binding to create a rug any shape and size your home requires.

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What I love most about a simple white office, is that it provides a perfect backdrop for lots of greenery. Create different levels and even hang plants upside down with the innovative Sky Planters by BOSKKE. $14-109.

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A simple rolling shade is great for the office due to its minimal, distraction-free design. At the Shade Store, you can even find more energy efficient Solar Shades, made with GreenGuard Certified fabrics and available in several sheer tones. Prices vary.

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A leader in lighting, no desk is complete without a classic and well-designed task lamp by this Italian designer. Pictured here: Tolomeo Table Lamp by Michele de Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, 1987.

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