Last week I had an old school friend over for a cuppa. I have been following her rise through the ranks in the interior world since she started Annabelle Holland Design and love her smart, cosy style. I made the most of her visit by showing her the office space that we are creating in the garage and listened intently as she generously and tactfully shared her ideas for a pretty and practical desk and office space.
Annabelle was full of useful tips that I had never thought of, so asked her to share them in a post. Here they are!
9 Ideas to Style Your Desk
If it can’t be natural then be sure to add a directional funky desk lamp to keep your desk well lit.
2) Clear the clutter.
File away unnecessary papers to allow space on your desk, leaving more urgent items in stackable acrylic trays or pretty storage boxes making even the most mundane tax return look more appealing.
3) Colour Palette.
Surround yourself with colours that you love to create a serene working environment and loosely co-ordinate the items so that it looks pretty on your desk.
4) Stylish stationary.
Because it somehow feels better doing those accounts with a pretty pencil on a decorative notepad or simply pencilled into a stylish diary.
5) Art or Motivational words.
Surround yourself with pieces that you love and make you want to be in your office.
6) Something Green.
A plant like a cactus is pretty to look at and low maintenance so you won’t need to be worrying about wilting flowers.
A comfy stylish high back chair will beckon you to sit at your desk and get to work!
8) Re use old pots.
Wash out old candle pots and use them for small items like paperclips or pencil sharpeners.
9) Light a candle.
Because it’ll make the room smell good and will keep you calm on Monday morning!
Where Every Item Is From…
Acrylic trays from John Lewis
Filing Box from Nina Campbell
Grey and Gold Pencils from Katie Leamon
Stapler from Kate Spade
Organiser from Smythson
Plants from Pod and Pip
Old Candle Pots from Diptyque
Leather Tape Measure from Zara Home
Candle from Neom
Desk Accessories from House of Fraser
Table Lamps from Marks and Spencer
I have really enjoyed checking out these sites, especially ones I hadn’t heard of (Katie Leamon), small start up (Pod & Pip) and the larger brands that I didn’t realise had such an extensive home section (French Connection!)
If you need an interior designer or just want to make a few enquiries, drop Annabelle an email firstname.lastname@example.org She is lovely and very approachable and has an incredible eye.
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