I like the idea of creating a box room for the reception area.
Custom Made Metal – Modern / Industrial Plate Steel Reception Desk With Maple Live Edge Slab Top
Reception Area - Demising wall with glass door. Built-in reception desk. Like the charcoal color and adhesive sign behind the front desk.
Paper Stone Scissors Office Fitout by Russell & George
shelves built into walls - Google Search
reception desks using wood as a feature - Google Search
Simple but an elegant Reception desk in this office at charlotte-street.