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Guest Picks: Secrets to a Hard-Working Home Office
A good desk and ample personality help make a work space worth clocking in to
Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs, Inc.
It doesn't matter if you are a hard-working business owner or just need a spot to read your favorite blogs, your home office should still be functional and cater to your needs. Choose a desk and accessorize it with your favorite personal items. Funky bookends, chairs upholstered in bold fabrics and customized stationery make your home office both fun and functional, and it doesn't get any better than that! Here are some of our favorite ideas for a perfect place to work at home. — Kelly and Joann from Kandrac and Kole
This secretary with walnut veneer and a leather insert top would be great used as a bedside table.
Parlour Monogram A2 Stationery - $26.30
You need some custom stationery to show off your unique personality. There are tons of color and font options at this store to help you make a statement whenever you send a note.
Postobello Home Sofia Swivel Desk Chair
This chair has the traditional office feel with wheels and arms. The nailheads, leather and curled arms give it the perfect combination of comfort and style.
Tuscan Return Office Group - $3,499
This is a great option for a his-and-hers home office. It has a pretty display space with glass doors and plenty of storage in drawers and lateral files.
Royal Kahala Poets Crossing Writing Desk
This British-style writing desk has an elegant carved stretcher and base.
Stainless Steel Kitchen Accessories - $29
This set has a ton of different options, including a backsplash with clothespin magnets to hold your notes, magnetic canisters to hold small office supplies, alphabet magnets, and a thin gallery ledge to hold notebooks and tools within arm's length. The possibilities are endless, and the stainless steel gives it an industrial feel that can pair easily with neutrals or fun colors.
Light Blue Josephine Desk - $199.99
I love this high-gloss blue desk, and the price is awesome at only $200.
Louis XVI End Chair, Royal Blue - $389
Every office needs a chair, and this Louis XVI armchair has a classic design with a fun linen fabric. Its arms and upholstered seat and back provide comfort, and its clean lines add a touch of glamour.
Belmont Home Office
This elegant statement piece has great lighting and storage.
Rectangular Tray With Handles - $88
This classic white leather tray with round handles is the perfect catchall to keep on your desk.
A beautiful silver and gold frost finish on a desk is very sophisticated and classy.
Letter Paperweight - $42
These personalized paperweights are made by needlepoint and are a classic way to keep all of your papers organized.
Cork Board, Biggest - $170
This cork board comes in a variety of sizes and finishes. It would be the perfect place to keep reminders, favorite photos and to-do lists.
Georgiana Writing Desk/Vanity
This traditional reading desk has a rich brown finish.
Small Carnaby Waves Lamp, Blue - $195
Jonathan Adler has the most interesting lamps. These waves are a simple way to add some pattern and color into your office without overwhelming the space.
Asheworth Campaign Desk
The Asheworth Campaign desk by Suzanne Kasler has great brass accents.
Display Cabinet/Desk, Distressed Pine
This secretary would look great in a living room, bedroom or hallway. It's perfect for writing quick emails and notes.
Revival Bookcase - $2,199
This acacia wood bookcase has tons of shelving and storage to hold books, files and other mementos. The white paneling in the back adds to its interest, and the adjustable shelving can be changed to fit all of your storage needs.
Flatiron Desk - $595
This desk, manufactured from antique reclaimed elm doors and cast metal, is a handsome addition to an eclectic home.