I know you’re not really one for ever listening to my advice, but I saw these and thought they might be of use to you. Since fresh flowers might be a bit too pretty and nicely scented for your discerning nose, I thought these glass ones could brighten up the doom and gloom of your office instead! They won’t die, you don’t need to water them, and they’re a lot more happy than wall to wall monochrome. Just a thought anyway. Interior design never was my forte.