The main requirement was to incorporate a large L-shaped desk. Here's a trick about L-shaped desks: each side doesn't have to be a traditional desk, especially when one side is against a wall. I used a traditional desk on the open side and a large floating shelf in the same wood tone on the second side against the wall. (This tutorial is a great one to follow for building a heavy-duty floating shelf.) Using a shelf instead of a second desk saves money and streamlines the look.
A comfortable desk chair is a must for long working sessions. This one is a gorgeous caramel brown color and has over 700 5-star reviews. On the other side of the desk are two visiting chairs perfect for when family wants to hang out.
Every office needs storage. I envisioned two different solutions, depending on the storage need. For a minimalist approach, a couple of floating shelves provides more than enough storage. These shelves span the width of the desk and are thick to fill out the wall. Add a few decorative boxes to contain the essentials. For a maximalist approach, why not add a whole wall of storage? The doors on this bookshelf unit has glass on top and wood on the bottom for a mix of storage options.