Inspiration: Well-Appointed Desks

Inspiration: Well-Appointed Desks

Jessica Tata
May 6, 2009
We just moved into a new space where we finally have room for a small desk. We rounded up these inspirational images of well-appointed desk areas in an effort to create a fresh space for our own home...

1 ReadyMade magazine featured a project to add chevron stripes in wood grain to a plain filing cabinet. We love the easy DIY, as well as the bold numbered calendar, the large map above the desk, and the overall look of this workspace.

2 This home office at Living Etc. takes advantage of the long wall with a workspace for two, and maximizes storage space with six Ikea Lack shelves. The orange-red magazine files and binders add a nice pop of color.

3 We're pretty smitten with the idea of a large map over the desk, as seen again at Living Etc.. This desk area is simple and minimal, utilizing a few graphic boxes to stow supplies.

4 We love the idea of a mobile shelving unit. On wheels, this Habitat bookcase at Living Etc. is the right height for an extra work surface.

5 Adding a graphic wallpaper behind a desk area give some visual stimulation without being cluttered or distracting. This desk, at Living Etc., is a clean writing desk with a bit of cubby room to tuck some supplies.

6 Martha Stewart illustrates a clever use of kitchen cabinets in a workspace. Hinged at the top, these cabinets provide great overhead storage and don't look out of place.

7 We came across an amazing blog, called On my Desk, which features the desks of artists, illustrators, designers and creative folks, and "the stuff on their desks". One of our favorites is the large workspace of illustrator Edel Rodriguez, featured about 2/3 of the way down this page.

8 Anna, over at Door Sixteen has been chronicling the renovation of her home, and we absolutely love the look of her workspace, with bold, graphic wallpaper and a clean work area.

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