Kelly Oxford’s Modern Day Literati Office

Kelly Oxford’s Modern Day Literati Office

Kelly Oxford, writer


Los Angeles

Homepolish TimeTime

75 hours

Kelly needed a productive space the reflected her funny, smart and stylish personality.

When we found out we were going to design an office space for Kelly Oxford, we were pretty stoked. A genius writer whose hilarious twitter feed launched her to stardom, she is now officially a NYT bestselling author with her awesome book called Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar. Needing an inviting, comfortable and stylish office, our LA Creative Director Orlando Soria designed the space to be a reflection of her comedic, literary personality by referencing the workspaces of some of her favorite literary heroes for inspiration. The home offices of Joan Didion, Roald Dahl, and Agatha Christie were all brilliant inspiration fodder.

Wanting the space to have a dash of vintage flavor, Kelly chose Antigua Aqua by Benjamin Moore for the wall color and Handybook helped us out with booking a painter to get the job done. A vintage mid-century sofa from Krrb gives the space a 60’s literati sensibility and the rest of the furnishings came from AllModern and flea markets. When we asked her what her favorite part of the design was she responded, “Every piece makes it better. I love everything. It’s so cohesive. I’m a parent, though, so I don’t pick favorites.” Definitely the best answer we could have asked for.

Photos by Bethany Nauert.


For decor, it’s movies. I like apartments in European movies and lofts. I love it when there is a weirdo in a film set in NYC or Paris and they have some crazy giant space that’s brick and filled with bookshelves and something weird.

- Kelly Oxford
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