Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s home office is “a space where industrial design meets personal warmth,” say interior designers

Designers say the Hollywood power couple's office space is incredibly effective, thanks to clever and practical design choices

Emily Blunt wearing a beige dress with a blonde up-do and John Krasinski wearing a black suit, bow-tie, and white shirt, in front of a black background
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The beautiful office space put together by married couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski has officially proven to me you can bring together chic design without compromising on practicality.

Its industrial desk, tall shelves filled with thoughtful touches, and eclectic mixture of lighting all add to this. I have asked interior designers why these work so well in the A Quiet Place stars' home, how you can recreate the look, plus curated an edit of similar furniture and decor pieces.

When it comes to home office ideas, finding design solutions that work hard in the space will ensure you can utilize it comfortably, just like John can be seen doing in his Instagram picture.

The first thing that caught my eye in this office space is the huge desk that John Krasinski can be seen sitting behind.

“The desk's sleek black frame, accented with open storage shelves on either end, effortlessly combines utility with style,” explains Nina Lichtenstein, principal designer and founder of Nina’s Home Design.

“Meanwhile, the rolling wheels add a touch of versatility, allowing the workspace to adapt as needed — a perfect fit for the dynamic life of an actor-director,” she adds.

Surrounding this central piece are tall wall shelves that are great office storage ideas and showcase a quirky mix of personal decor.

“Here, every item tells a story: a classic globe hints at wanderlust, while a vintage typewriter evokes a bygone era of storytelling,” Nina adds.

You can fill your shelves with pieces you love, to give you an extra motivational boost in your office space. For example, you could add an eye-catching photo frame, such as the Primrose Tabletop Frame from Walmart, which has a gold finish and a detailed border.

Both the desk and shelves, as well as the room’s beautiful architecture, are complemented by the varied office lighting ideas in John and Emily’s space.

“I always recommend place lighting on dimmers in home offices, so you can control the brightness for different moods and tasks,” says Pam Hutter, interior designer and principal of Hutter Architects.

“You can also add black wall sconces, silver table lamps, and white floor lamps to create a layered lighting scheme,” Nina suggests.

Pam also advises moving your desk next to the largest window in the room like John has, to take advantage of natural light.

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Paying attention to simple yet important details like the desk, lighting, and storage units are all key for putting together a fab and functional workspace.

“By blending these elements, you can recreate the sophisticated yet inviting ambiance of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's office — a space where industrial design meets personal warmth,” Nina finishes by saying.

If you’re feeling inspired by this and want to scope out more celeb office decor, Ashley Tisdale’s office chair is a cute and cozy choice.

Eve Smallman
Content Editor

Hi there! I’m a content editor at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses. For Real Homes, I specialize in interior design, trends and finding the best viral buys.