Alexa Chung's home office – follow her style rules for the perfect working-from-home space

We have office envy right now!

Alexa Chung's home office wasn't going to be anything but chic was it really? It's certainly inspired all of us here on the Ideal Home team to step-up our home work stations!

The effortlessly cool TV presenter and fashion muse gave us all a glimpse of her stylish home office on her Instagram...

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Alexa Chung's home office

Alexa shared the stylish set up with her 3.8million fans on Instagram. She captions the shot, ‘Work station. Cut a stamp sized chunk out of my sketchbook as a colour reference for our burnt orange T-shirt.’

With over 57K likes and 202 comments it’s safe to say the home office is a hit with many, not just us fan girls.

'What a lovely space 💕' writes one adoringly.

'The flowers 💜' says another. And we agree, those flowers are beautiful – we want to know where Alexa is getting those in lockdown.

'So pretty ✨' exclaims another.

Fashionable follower Laura Weir, Editor in Chief at Evening Standard Magazine, asks, ’Ok need a desk so badly. Where did you find this bad boy?’ Alexa helpfully replies, ‘ Vintage shop on broadway market’. Of course it was a vintage find, Alexa has the eye to find treasures anywhere.

The rules for a stylish home office – set by Alexa Chung

1.Display fresh flowers

house plant on wooden table and telephone

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Brittain)

Incorporating nature, whether that's fresh flowers or houseplants can not only help to add beauty – it can also have a feel-good effect for your mind. The influence of nature is said to offer a calming quality of our mindset.

2. Keep it simple

The key to effortless style is less is more. Alexa has made her space look beautiful by having just the right amount on show – without overwhelming the small desk.

3. Put your best books on show

We envision she has a whole library of fascinating reads, but chooses no more than six to display on her desk. Naturally, each tome has a captivating title and beautifully illustrated cover to add to the look.

4. Choose statement lighting

home office with wooden table and chair and pink wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jame Gardiner)

Who says you have to stick with an 'office' appropriate lamp? Alexa has chosen a statuesque statement lamp to style her desk – and we highly approve.

5. Plump for a pretty and comfy cushion

comfy home office with yellow chair and laptop

(Image credit: Future PLC/Dan Duchars)

The traditional style of furniture looks chic, but is it comfy to sit at all day? The understated two-tone pink cushion is just enough to add a splash of colour and a touch of comfort.

More ideas: Small home office ideas – stir creativity no matter how tight your home is on space

Make your home office space feel more personal, it looks like we're working from home for a little while longer. Make it work for you.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.