Set decorator Amy Wells creates environments for the world’s most stylish leading men. She imagined the iconic offices of Mad Men that have inspired a new legion of design enthusiasts and collaborated with Tom Ford on his film debut, A Single Man.
No matter the character’s personal style, Wells always starts with the desk and builds the room from there, paying close attention to scale. “Take the room style, size, and shape into account — from there, a great desk is the heart of the office,” says Wells. “It reflects so much of who he is, how his mind works, and the things that he wants around him.”
Simplicity and enjoying the process is also key to a comfortable office.
“Less is always more — give it time to come together,” says Wells. “Let yourself enjoy the experience of making choices that you will want to live with for a long time.” Here are a few items to get you started or add to your already near perfect office.