The Office Stylist

Behind the Blog

Name: Sayeh of The Office Stylist
Location: Los Angeles, California
Size: 300 square feet

Tell us a bit about The Office Stylist:
The Office Stylist is a multi-platform media brand based on the idea that we should live well at work. Offering readers daily tips on office style + fashion, along with the best tasty snacks to keep at your desk to chic office supplies and ways to transform your personal workspace, Sayeh shares what you need to know to live well at work — wherever work is.

How would you describe your office?
In three words I'd say my office is modern, inspiring and definitely clean. In order for me to work easily and efficiently, I have to be in an open, bright and most importantly, clean space.

As far as the decor, I love modern furniture mixed in with glamourous and exotic accents. The two types of design styles mixed together make the space what it is. I dressed the space in my favorite color combo, black and white, along with some blue accents in pieces on the bookcase. I like to change things around a lot and that includes the office decor, but I also don't want to spend a fortune every time I do so. That's why I have the accent pieces as things I can easily change, the most easy being the desk accessories and supplies on my desk. If I get bored of having the black and white on my desk, I'll switch it out for some bright green supplies.

Most important thing of all, I LOVE where I work.

In terms of layout and organization of your work space, what are specific details that you’re particularly proud of?
My desk setup is something that works great and I get tons of good feedback on. It's setup with a monitor that connects to my laptop, which sits on top of a cable box, and the cablebox manages the cord mess. I am alway on the go so a desktop computer wasn't a good option for me. Having my home office setup this way allows me to easily unplug the monitor and take my laptop with me wherever I need it. The usual cord mess that comes with having any type of workspace is well hidden, and the overall function of this works great.

What’s on your desk/computer desktop at this moment?
I like to keep things simple and clean, and also have at least one thing that inspires or motivates me. In this case it's my LA Weekly award, everything else on my desk is there for function and style. On my desk: My LA Weekly award, Apple Cinema Display, diamond ring paperweight, crystal lamp, desk pen, mirrored pencil cup holder, keyboard, mousepad, mouse, paperclip box, and mini Eiffel tower.

Any tips or advice about office décor, layout or organization?
Three easy things to adjust for a quick office design fix are your cord setup, desk layout and printer setup. You can have a well designed office space but if you have a visible mess of tangled cords it can be a real eye sore and essentially ruin the work you put into the space.

Get a Bluelounge Cable Box like the one I have pictured in my office, or some type of cable organization to tame the cord mess you have. Next, take a good hard look at your desk and tell me what you see. Is it a mess, covered with family photos, topped with unused or broken office supplies? If so, you need to do some serious cleaning. What I always tell people is that if you don't use something EVERY day, it doesn't belong on your desk. Adding in some pieces of inspiration, along with modern or cute office supplies also helps.

Now with your printer setup, make sure you never have your printer on your desk. It may seem some what convenient but its actually a distraction and too big (even the smallest printers I've seen) to be on your desk. Move your printer to an area either below your desk, or in a cabinet so that its out of the way, and in its own place. I use a printer cabinet from IKEA, so you don't even get to see the bulky multi-function printer that would otherwise ruin the look of my office.

Resources

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