Guest Picks: Create a Fun, Fresh Workspace
These refreshing colors and metallic accents can take a home office from sterile to inspiring
A workspace can easily become sterile and stifle even the most creative person. Of course, function comes first, but there's no reason that your desk area can't be beautiful and inspiring too. Bright and fresh colors, luminous metallics, as well as fun and funky graphics and shapes are on the top of my list for creating a fun and fresh workspace. — Lauren from A Lovely Life
These adorably fresh and well-designed sticky notes will keep you organized and serve as eye candy for your space.
This gold lamp is meant for the little ones, but I want one for my desk! It's the perfect pop of geometry and gold.
The Moore desk is the perfect combination of midcentury style and functional storage. So many desks seem to have one or the other, but this is the whole package.
These flowers by Lulie Wallace are as full of energy as they are beautiful. And they come in the freshest color palette too!
Simple and simply gorgeous, this clock is a piece of functional art.
I love that this chair has a vintage look but is made totally fresh with the dipped paint.
I don't know if I could choose just one of these lovely calling cards. I think I'd always have to have them sprawled on my desk in all their glory.
These copper and brass boxes add instant glamour to your stored items.
I'm so in to polka dots at the moment, so I'd definitely love to keep my notes in this dotty journal. Plus, its neutral color palette goes with anything.
This is fun and funky multipurpose storage that you can fold yourself for total statement pieces.
This candy pink and metallic gold notebook is just the bee's knees. Even after writing on the final page, I'd keep it around just to look pretty.
I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for owls. This little guy keeps your pencils ready and waiting for those great ideas.
Use this gorgeous and glitzy handmade tray to stylishly corral papers and clutter.
You don't have to worry about forgetting to water this pretty plant — it's dried! Add a little happy and sunshiny yellow to your space with this cute craspedia.
Here's a succulent you really can't kill — it's a solid sculpture. And the gold vase just takes the cake.
This little light is sure to give you bright ideas and lift your spirits on those rainy days.
Hang this balloon tassel (minus the balloon) in an empty corner for a little glitz and glamour.
Every desk needs a furry friend. This little guy looks adorable and holds your tape for you. What more could you need?
Ideabook updated on Sept. 7, 2012.
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