Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell knows a thing or two about style, but when it came to transforming a storage unit into a chic LA guest house, she had some trouble combining her decor dreams with the reality of small-space living. Sound familiar? Shay wanted a space where she could have meetings, an office where she could work and film Youtube videos and a lounge area to chillax with friends. In the end, she came up with some seriously creative small-space decor ideas to turn her guest house into the ultimate #girlboss she-shed. Check out Shay’s chic space on People, then scroll down to see how to get the same look in your living room and home office.


A classic black-and-white color palette sets the tone for the whole space. Lots of gold accents as “room jewelry” are a signature of the space. Shay’s aesthetic is feminine but fresh, modern and totally inspired by her travels and love of fashion. She called the style “Moroccan meets Mediterranean,” and the living room features sleek mid-century furniture with lots of trendy textures and glam accessories.


Glam up your own living room with sleek mid-century seating options, then pile on the texture via tasseled throw pillows, a cowhide rug and a pretty potted fern. Bring the bling with metallic accessories like a gold-dipped table lamp and a trendy grown-up gold mobile.

DecoratorsLighting Rockport Table Lamp ($417), CB2 Crop Circle Mobile ($20), Navarro Tropical Palm Artificial Tree ($159), Modway Empress Sofa ($1290), EQ3 Trivia Coffee Table ($199), Threadbind Camden Light Brindle Area Rug ($410), Langley Street Coral Springs Arm Chair ($425), Jaipur Rugs Yorkville by Kate Spade New York Tassel Stripe ($129)


When she’s not using the guest house to host friends and family, the space doubles as Shay’s office. She wanted a bright space where she could stage her Youtube lifestyle videos and have work meetings. A lucite desk worked wonders to make the office feel open and modern, while black and gold accessories keep everything looking glam AF.


Give your home office a chic makeover with a black, white and gold color scheme. A lucite desk is great for small spaces since it essentially disappears! Fill a chic gold tray with black vases for pens and pencils and sit pretty on a mid-century desk chair, topped with a faux fur cushion.

Sintechno Inc Ceramic Jug Table Lamp ($44), Dwell Studio Faceted Black Vase ($15), Gallery Direct And It Rained by Elisa Gomez Framed Graphic Art ($146+), H&M Faux Fur Cushion Cover ($18), Inspire Bent Wood Accent Barrel Chair ($180), Mink Interiors Black + Natural Storage Basket ($31), Creative Images International Writing Desk ($489), Pier 1 Regalia Gold Tray ($25)

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