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Bold colors don't intimidate Danielle, who founded the clothing line Dazey LA and the interior design firm Dazey Den.While some creatives prefer to work in a white box for its lack of visual noise, Danielle has painted her entire Los Angeles apartment—including her home office—in cheery hues. All that color fills her space with energy, she says, and she feeds off it as she sits at her easel. She also gets inspiration from meaningful art, including her grandmother's pastels and some vintage finds. To set up your own little happy place for working or making, try Danielle's best tips.

Space of the Week, Colorful Home Office
Credit: Danielle Nagel

Get the Look

Dazey LA Threaded Artwork in Pink
Credit: Dazey LA

Hang Eclectic Art


For an interesting gallery wall, include different media, like framed prints, macramé, and canvases. Select an anchor piece, lay it on the floor, and arrange the others around it. After settling on a combo that feels right, snap a photo so you can refer to it as you hang.

Danielle hangs pieces from her shop (like this threaded artwork by Emily Keating Snyder), but she also likes art from

Kahlo Woven Wall Hanging in beige
Credit: Burke Decor

Introduce Texture


To add interest to a gallery wall, mix in textural elements, like a woven wall hanging. 

Space of the Week, Blue Studio and artist painting
Credit: Phillip Butler

Try a Two-Tone Scheme

Ice Cold by Dunn Edwards

Choosing a color doesn't have to be hard: Danielle recommends picking a couple you love and layering in two or three shades of each. Don't overthink—turn to other areas of your life for ideas. Danielle went with pink and blue simply because she was using those colors in her clothing line at the time.

Potted Monstera plant

Bring in Plants


Foliage makes a work space homey and adds more color (green) without clashing.

Blue Tufted Storage Ottoman
Credit: Wayfair

Mix Style & Storage


To get the look of Danielle's vibrant blue ottoman—but with storage space built right in—choose this tufted navy blue option. 

Joybird Chelsea Daybed in pink
Credit: Joybird

Get Comfortable

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Who says a home office has to be stuffy? In this artistic space, a chic velvet daybed offers an alternative to the traditional office chair. Did we mention it comes in 18 different colors?

Velvet Half Moon Pillows in pink and teal
Credit: Etsy

Select Pillows with Personality


The easiest way to add interest to a boring workspace? Invest in a couple trendy throw pillows, like these velvet half-moon accents. 

Amee Chandelier in gold
Credit: Mitzi

Let It Shine


A far cry from fluorescent office lighting, this on-trend aged brass chandelier lights up the room whether it's twitched on or not.