There are a lot of important issues going on in the world but the press is jumping all over the fact that President Obama had the Oval Office redecorated recently. Margaret Russell, the new editor in chief of Architectural Digest, even made an appearance on The Today Show to comment of the room. She hoped that it would bring attention to the design industry which has still not fully recovered and also to all the American companies whose products were used in the space. Every president has redecorated the Oval Office to suit their needs and style. How would you like it if you started a new job and had to live with the office decor of the person before you? I don't think it would be very fun. Since we spend at least 40 hours working in our office and probably more, why would you not want it to be the most inspiring place? I'm fascinated by the office of creative people and have included many of them here. I'm still looking for Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta! I bet theirs are beyond chic! Enjoy!
Jenna Lyons of J.Crew
Aerin Lauder of Estee Lauder
Another look at Aerin Lauder's office from Domino
Diane von Furstenberg at work
A look at Diane in her design studio.
A detail of Diane's desk.
Minimal chic at Michael Kors.
I love the pencil holders on Peter Som's desk.
Reed Krakoff at his Coach office from Domino.
Tamara Mellon of Jimmy Choo
Fashion designer Isabel Toledo at work.
Yves Saint Laurent's desk by Hedi Slimane
A detail of YSL's board by Ivan Terestchenko
The studio office at Yves Saint Laurent.
Artist Hugo Guinness at work.
Architect Frank Gehry and his books.
Fashion designer Jason Wu.
Publisher Prosper Assouline's chic red office.
Valentino at work.
Valentino in his studio.
Karl Lagerfeld sketching.
Anna Wintour in her Vogue office.