These days, offices come in all kinds of shapes and sizes; open plan, cubicles, creative, virtual...the list goes on! Whilst we only ever see the fruits of celebrity success and gaze on in wonder and jealousy, the fact is that even the stars need some kind of workplace! So have you ever wondered how the other half work? We’ve picked our ten favourite celebrity offices!
We love this shot of Alan Sugar hard at work in his London office – or maybe he’s deciding who to fire next? Either way, you can almost see the power emanating from this image!
Famous children’s author Roald Dahl’s office is pretty old-school! This homely environment must have been perfect for him as he conjured up weird and wonderful tales like Matilda and the BFG.
For an artist, Georgia O’Keefe’s office is pretty clean and tidy – impressive. Our mums would definitely tell us off for getting paint on those cream walls! Otherwise it looks like a lovely, calm space for all that creativity to flow.
Lyric sheets scattered around, a guitar casually strewn on an armchair – a perfect workspace for John Lennon and Yoko Ono to work their peaceful magic on the world. Apparently Yoko is so alternative she doesn’t even need a chair! An example to all you creatives.
Is it a desk, is it a pool table? No, it’s Mark Twain’s worktop! We’re not sure how much writing went on in this room, but the author spent a great deal of time in here thinking up his classic novels.
All that foodie inspiration must come from somewhere – and now we know where! Celebrity chef and food-writer Nigella Lawson conjures up her delicious dishes from this haven of books in her home. Wonder when her recipes make the transition from library to kitchen?
Another retro shot of author Virginia Woolf’s workspace. Woolf must have had no need for much decoration or entertainment in her office due to all that imagination – but surely there is a typewriter hidden away somewhere? Otherwise, what a beautiful countryside view she had!
An image of Pablo Picasso – this is much more the kind of artistic workspace we expected! Picasso came up with his masterpieces in this room which is a bit of a masterpiece in its own right. How high are those ceilings?! We imagine he needed lots of space to let in all his inspiration.
A classic, homely office for another classic author. Rudyard Kipling regularly holed himself up in this traditional English study to work on his narratives. Makes sense; however, we’re still slightly confused at his attire in these images... you’re inside Rudyard! Ditch the hat!
Last but by no means least and back to the present-day now. Here we are in a meeting with Richard Branson! We love the vibrancy of the Virgin logo on the wall behind him, and the relaxed informality of this office. A modern space for modern ideas! We wonder what they are busy coming up with here?