Designing the home office of your dreams!

Posted on August 8, 2018

When @fionaforbes wanted to transform her den into a functional office, she consulted Suquet Home to make it happen.  Previously, Fiona had used her den as a storage area but the time had come to enlist the help of Designer Dean Lys to turn Fiona’s den from drab to fab!

Dean worked closely with Fiona to understand her design aesthetic in order to create a space that was unique to her personal style.  Here are a few highlights from our project:

Mirrors are not just for bathrooms:  

Mirrors add depth and dimension to an otherwise small space.  There’s the added benefit of light reflection which brightens up small spaces like dens, and mirrors also create the illusion of space!

Prints and Textures:

Fiona has a love of neutrals and clean lines, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t include colour, prints and textures as well and bring Fiona out of her comfort zone a bit!  Designer Dean added a pop of colour by sourcing a floral print which really brightened up the seating area, alongside an ottoman which fit precisely along the back wall.  Pillows with various textures and colour palettes complimenting the entire office were also added.


Just because a room has “odd” dimensions doesn’t mean that our design team can’t work with it!  The team has worked with many different types of rooms, and we’ve designed countless customized shelving, bookcases and storage areas.  Just ask!

A small home office with modern, clean furniture

Photo/Video credit:  @colinmcquillan

Check out the one-minute video below to see Fiona’s den for yourself.  All the pieces featured in the video were specially ordered for Fiona, so if you see anything you like, send us a quick inquiry here. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your entire home or thinking about making the most of a small space such as a den, like Fiona’s, we are here to help!

Small home office with clean lines and neutrals designed by Suquet Home
Fiona Forbes’ Den as Designed by Suquet Home : Photo/Video credit:  @colinmcquillan

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Suquet Home is a modern and contemporary furniture retailer located in historic Yaletown, Vancouver.  We specialize in curating and sourcing high-quality furniture and lifestyle goods to compliment your unique style. We work closely with our customers to provide interior design consultations and pride ourselves on providing friendly design tips and ideas to our valued customers.