Minimal Workspace or Desk Full of Inspiration?

Certain tastes are able to perfectly bisect the population. Your preference for a clean, minimal desk over one cluttered with inspiration says just as much about your personality as your preference for grape jelly over strawberry jam. So tell us: Do you like simply minimal workspaces or decorated desks full of inspiration?

Do you prefer the sleek lines of a desk designed with minimalism in mind, or the colorful liveliness of a desk cluttered with inspirational pieces?

We think that your choice to go for one over the other has a lot to do with your personality. Do you fit these workspace profiles? Or do you break out of the mold? Tell us in the comments!



The Sleek, Minimal Workspace

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Your job: Web coder or engineer, something very left-brain.
You might own: An Apple Cinema Display or Samsung SyncMaster
What's on your walls: Nothing, save for a bit of backlighting.
Your chair: Herman Miller's Aeron Chair
What people say when they walk in: "It looks so clean!"
Your dream desk: The UNstudio Collector's Loft



The Inspiring Decorated Desk

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Your job: Graphic designer or crafter, something very right-brain.
You might own: A white MacBook and a sewing machine.
What's on your walls: Framed graphic prints, plus an inspiration board tacked with fabric swatches.
Your chair: Eames Wire Chair
What people say when they walk in: "Wow, colorful!"
Your dream desk: Sonja's Savvy Sophistication Home Office



(Images: The German Mac Mini + iMac Home Office Combination, Flickr member hellojenuine. licensed for use under Creative Commons, Minimal Home Office Workstation: Dark Desk Hides Wires, Sonja's Savvy Sophistication Home Office)

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Taryn is a writer, maker, and designer based in Atlanta, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She loves her fiance, her dog Bacon, and collecting beer koozies when she travels.

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