We suppose a good cup of coffee or a motivational talk could help us shake off those lingering Monday blues, but one look through designer Kara Smith's portfolio of residential and hospitality work gave us another idea -- we wouldn't mind logging some work hours in a dreamy office instead.

The home base for her interior design business, SFA Design, has all the inspiration we need with its Parisian-chic theme, Rococo details and live green topiaries. The office's black and white color palette is accented with metallic rose golds and other pops of color (and you know we're into the color black as of late), and then there are those grayish taupe wood floors.

Yes, please!

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Smith's office space is a pretty accurate reflection of the glam she brings to her other interior design work, which includes the homes of actress Denise Richards and "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant, as well as suites at the Ritz, Four Seasons and Fountainebleau hotels.

Check out more photos of her swanky offices in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and some of her residential projects in the slideshow below.

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  • SFA Design Office (Santa Barbara, California)

  • SFA Design Office (Los Angeles, California)

  • SFA Design Office (Santa Barbara, California)

  • Lutfi (Los Angeles, California)

    Slightly glamorous and perfectly serene, the design of this 4-story Beverly Hills escape personifies sophisticated beauty and ethereal charm. Neutral color palettes and plush furnishings play a central role throughout each space, complementing the client’s desire for a relaxing and welcoming second home that is still appropriate for entertaining at a moment’s notice.

  • Lutfi (Los Angeles, California)

    Slightly glamorous and perfectly serene, the design of this 4-story Beverly Hills escape personifies sophisticated beauty and ethereal charm. Neutral color palettes and plush furnishings play a central role throughout each space, complementing the client’s desire for a relaxing and welcoming second home that is still appropriate for entertaining at a moment’s notice.

  • Hoffman (Montecito, California)

    Stepping away from the cold sparseness and narrow lines of modern minimalism, this design fuses valley richness with contemporary refinement. A clean, modern space born out of earth-inspired, organic elements.

  • Hoffman (Montecito, California)

    Stepping away from the cold sparseness and narrow lines of modern minimalism, this design fuses valley richness with contemporary refinement. A clean, modern space born out of earth-inspired, organic elements.

  • Thohir (Beverly Hills, California)

    Romantic with an eclectic twist, this Beverly Hills home is an elegant mesh of soft and serene furnishings with bright pops of contemporary artwork and bright color in just the right quantity. A fluid, modern chandelier hangs between the perfect double staircase entry with flavorful works of art highlighted on both levels. Furnishings throughout are soft, and textured with fl owing lines. Each of the rooms carry their own distinct personality but with a common theme of slightly romantic, clean and with a contemporary edge.

  • Thohir (Beverly Hills, California)

    Romantic with an eclectic twist, this Beverly Hills home is an elegant mesh of soft and serene furnishings with bright pops of contemporary artwork and bright color in just the right quantity. A fluid, modern chandelier hangs between the perfect double staircase entry with flavorful works of art highlighted on both levels. Furnishings throughout are soft, and textured with fl owing lines. Each of the rooms carry their own distinct personality but with a common theme of slightly romantic, clean and with a contemporary edge.

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