Sabrina Carpenter's mid-century office chair offers 'retro charm', say design experts

Sabrina Carpenter's mid-century office chair offers the singer a stylish place to work. This is why our design experts love it

A pink modern office chair on a light purple background next to a headshot of Sabrina Carpenter in white
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Sabrina Carpenter's mid-century office chair has officially convinced us to throw our boring gray ones in the trash. The singer was spotted working on songs in her retro office chair in an Instagram story, and we immediately fell in love.

The singer is known for her sparkly outfits and fun lyrics, so it's no surprise she's brought this playfulness to her home decor game. We've chatted to design experts to find out why they love the design and how you can style it in your place.

When looking for small office ideas, don't be afraid to think outside the box and bring color in, like Sabrina has. Having a chic place to work in may even inspire you to do your best work.  

A picture of Sabrina Carpenter sitting on a mid-century office chair, wearing a gray top and blue jeans

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Sabrina Carpenter's mid-century office chair

Shopping for the best office chairs? If you want to marry together fabulousness and functionality, a sleek chair like Sabrina's could be the way to go. 

Why we love Sabrina Carpenter's mid-century office chair

If plain old black does not go with your creative small office idea vibe, you could go for a pop of purple like Sabrina for an aesthetic WFH office chair set-up.

“The muted mauve seat adds a touch of sophistication, conveying a chic yet understated elegance,” says Guillaume Drew, interior designer and CEO of Or & Zon.

Guillaume Drew in a black jumper with a black and white filter
Guillaume Drew

Guillaume Drew is the founder of Or & Zon, a home decor store blending sustainable luxury with global artisanal treasures to enhance everyday living.

He continues, “This hue is versatile enough to blend in, yet distinctive enough to stand out in a small office set-up. The gold accents serve to elevate the design by introducing a luxurious edge to the mid-century aesthetic."

Guillaume adds the gold accents inject a sense of glamor without compromising on the clean and crisp lines this design period is known for. It’s not just the colors our experts are swooning over, though. 

“For a small home office space, this chair offers clean lines and retro charm without overwhelming the room,” says Keely Smith, lead interior designer at JD Elite Interiors

A picture of Keely Smith in a black top, next to a black and white wall
Keely Smith

Keely Smith is the lead interior designer at JD Elite Interiors. With more than 10 years experience, Keely has helped numerous businesses and individuals realize their interior design goals.

Keely would style it with crisp white shelving, a brass desk lamp, and throw blankets, or accent pillows in complementary tones of blush, taupe, or emerald green. These saturated jewel tones are a small space color trend for 2024 and will add richness to your home — an easy win to create a luxe look in your small space

If you want to copy Sabrina's mid-century look in general in your home, Keely has some seriously stylish ideas. 

“For clients wishing to emulate this look, I often suggest layering in vintage-inspired geometric prints, marble-topped accent tables, and plush area rugs,” she says.

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Love Sabrina's seating style and want to bring this into your place? These will help you do this.

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By adding a colorful chair like Sabrina’s to your office, not only will you have a plush accent, but you'll also have a seat that's comfortable enough to work in 9-5. Want even more WFH inspiration? Try Ashley Tisdale’s cozy office chair.

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.