We all have to shoot in small office spaces from time to time. A small office does not mean you can't create a photograph that has some mood to it. I was shooting for a large energy company in Denver several years back and made this photo.
I used 3 lights for this shot. I had 2 lights with grids directed on the walls, one on the left wall and the other near the center of the wall behind my subject. The third light, the main or key light was a small softbox feathered toward the lens. Feathering the light prevented filling the entire room with light and killing the effect of the grided light on the wall. DT