1.16.2014

Inspired by a Fresh Looking Desk

If we are on Pinterest together you've probably been wondering what in the world I'm doing.  And you're probably sick and tired of seeing random desk accessories!  Ha!  Well I started out inspired by The Everyday Girl's desk I saw on Lauren Conrad's blog:


I had the idea to do a splurge vs. steal post for an at-home office inspired by the look.  With the new year and all the organizing we're doing, you might be inspired to update your desktop with a fresh style.  But each time I set out to design, a big item would go unavailable.  So I decided to take my favorite available items and mix them together.  That's what I do for myself at home anyway and I like mixing high quality with less expensive, it's more interesting and creative!  The desk design below is still a moving target, but hopefully these items stay available for at least a day!

First is the foundation of this fresh looking at-home office: desk, chair, lamp, rug and art.  I love this beautiful Oomph Chelsea Desk with the wrapped brass detail on the inside of the legs and stretchers:



Each item here is stand alone beautiful, a great foundation for a beautiful office.  The pink "Be Good, Do Good" art print is from Sugar Paper Los Angeles, love it!  Here are links to the other items, click on the thumbnail and it will take you to the site:




Second is the pretty and functional desk accessories.  I might have a new obsession with paperweights, they are art for your desktop with a function.  Paperweights can be conversation starters as well.  I  had to include 3 because it was impossible to pick a favorite.  Maybe you can choose a fav between the St. Jude Glass Knot, the Brass Paper Air Plane and the Glass Domed Pink Rose:


If your desk could use an update visually or technologically, accessories are the way to go!  I found a ton of great looking new things through this process.  For example, do you know about Poppin?  It's a one-stop-online-shop for office supplies, modern and colorful, tell it to your neighbor!  Then, technologically speaking, I'm excited about finding the cable box and the wireless Bluetooth handheld!  Lastly, I love the steal version of the acrylic tape dispenser.  The splurge version tape dispenser can be found here.

Below are my fav available accessories in one spot.  Depending on your desk size, you could update with one or all!  Click on the thumbnail and it will take you to the site:





If you are interested in the crazy pinning I've been doing that I talked about at the top of this post, check out my Get The Look - Desk pinboard.  I'm telling you, I found a ton of great accessories and it's all on the pinboard.  Who knew Kate Spade Saturday had fun desk accessories?


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