An Elegant Workspace.

*Image above from Erin Gates design — such incredible interior design! I love both of her books.

I’ve written about how to make your portable office life a little easier, but — in the event that you have your own dedicated workspace, with a proper desk and chair and room of one’s own, I wanted to share a few little finds to make your workspace even spiffier…

BIGSO DOCUMENT STORAGE BOXES — WE ALL DO IT: ACCRUE STACKS OF PAPERS AND NOTES THAT WE THEN SORT THROUGH IN DESPERATION WEEKS LATER; WHY NOT HIDE THE MESS?

ACRYLIC MOUNTABLE BOOKCASE — GREAT FOR A NURSERY OR A HOME OFFICE SITUATION

ACRYLIC DESK ACCESSORY SET: PEN CUP, TAPE DISPENSER, STAPLER, SCISSORS

ALSO LOVE THESE PAINTBRUSH POTS FOR PEN CUPS! (VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF LETTERS ON SERIOUS SALE HERE)

ACRYLIC STACKING DRAWERS FOR EXCESS OFFICE SUPPLIES

NEW DESK LAMP — OKA HAS SUCH FUN STYLES AT GREAT PRICES — THIS $95 STYLE IS AMAZING, OR FLANK EACH END OF THE DESK WITH ONE OF THESE TALL HERON STYLES (ALSO UNDER $100 EACH)!

OR MAYBE JUST UPDATE YOUR CURRENT ONE WITH A FUN NEW FINIAL

A PRETTY LITTLE TRINKET DISH FOR HOUSING RINGS/JEWELRY WHILE WORKING — LOVE A VINTAGE STYLE FROM ROYAL COPENHAGEN OR HEREND

ALSO ALWAYS LOVE A LITTLE WHIMSICAL KNICK-KNACK FROM HEREND

CABLE TAGS (!)

ACRYLIC PAPER TRAYS

AN ELEGANT, UNFUSSY LETTERPRESS CALLING CARD

STUNNING COFFEE CUP FOR YOUR MORNING LATTE

IN CASE YOU ARE AS OBSESSED WITH POST-ITS AS I AM

AN ELEGANT LINEN VISION BOARD (THESE ARE ALSO TRES CHIC — SMALLER SIZE FOR MUCH LESS WITH THIS)

OF COURSE YOU’LL NEED FUN PUSH PINS…OR AT LEAST ACRYLIC AND GOLD ONES

FANCY VINTAGE LETTER OPENER (ALSO LOVE THIS)

SPECIAL CANDLE — MR. MAGPIE BOUGHT ME THE BALMORAL SCENT AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT! JE L’ADORE!

ACRYLIC COLLATOR/VALET

CHIC FILE CABINET

P.S. I always get a lot of questions about the leaning bookcases in my living room. They are SO brilliant and chic and surprisingly affordable. Once assembled, they can almost pass as a custom-built solution. They weren’t available for awhile, but are now carried again. So chic! We have two, one flanking each side of our media console.

P.P.S. More desk accessories and some chic home org gear from Target.

P.P.P.S. Great mirrors and great rugs.

4 Comments

  1. A room of my own has been one of the great pleasures of our move. It’s hobbit-sized and periwinkle-blue and I adore it. My only issue is the single outlet (it’s in a part of the house that was built in 1690, so I suppose I should be grateful for any electricity at all). I seem to remember you had a roundup of extension cords that were low on the eyesore scale — do you remember any of them?

    1. Hi Claire — Oh, I love the idea of a hobbit-sized, periwinkle writing room. Lovely! And so amazing that your home was built in 1690 — I love (!!) old homes.

      Re: cords, let me think on it, but I think my principle offerings are…

      +Cord covers: https://bit.ly/38w9jlJ — this is what Landon used in our living room to run all of the cords along the baseboards and then hide them.
      +Power strip cube: https://bit.ly/2LE526G — not exactly for disguising cords, but I like this on my bedside table for ease of access….

      xx

    2. Bien sur!! I’m all about hiding the ugly things. We don’t even keep our paper towel dispenser on the kitchen counter (!), which does have the added benefit of deterring their use!

      xx

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