Working from home is definitely a luxury for me and I love that my home office has all the little things that inspire me, comfort me and make it one of my favorite places to be in my home.
I want to take you on a desk tour in my office today, but I have to tell you … my office is filled with more decor than any other room in my home!! I think my personality definitely shines through in here. From the glamourous blingy accents to the Parisian flair touched with a little French country. I’m okay breaking the design rules in here … it’s MY happy place and I have filled it with everything that makes me smile! I think everyone should have an area like this!!
Let’s start with my desk. It is actually a table that I had made custom by a school teacher who made tables during the school’s Spring and Holiday breaks. I loved it so much I asked him to make me my dining table as well. I love the farmhouse style. I chose to have the top stained in a gray wash and the bottom in a chalk paint white. I waited awhile for him to find me the right legs … and these beautiful chunky legs matched what I had envisioned for this table! Since the dimensions are that of a table and not a desk, it is much larger and provides a great workspace while still allowing a good area to put all of my decor and “things”.
Since my desk is a table, it also doesn’t have any drawers. Sometimes I wish it did and sometimes I am glad it doesn’t. I have a tendency to create piles on all corners of my desk with books, papers to file or project drawings I am currently working on, so I decided to add the ALEX drawer unit from Ikea which ended up fitting perfectly under the desk. It keeps my little things like pens/pencils and miscellaneous “techy” stuff organized and tucked away out-of-sight.
On the left side of my desk, I have my 26″ Samsung curve monitor. I originally didn’t think I would like a curved monitor, but I have grown to like it a lot! I have my laptop and tablet nearby so I can work on several things at one time. You have to do this when you are juggling different businesses at one time!
Underneath my monitor I have my gold pineapple dish (which I got at Home Goods) to hold my jade mala beads that I purchased from Silver and Sage here in Scottsdale, Arizona. The green jade stones invokes optimism and inspiration. It enhances creative thinking and insightful dreams, soothes the mind and attracts friendship and good luck. It also helps to release negativity – perfect for my office!
I found this gold desk organizer at the Home Goods store. It works great in holding my journals, notebooks (which I can never seem to have enough of), glasses, calculator, all necessities I use every day at my fingertips! In front of that I keep my pens in this adorable gold polka dot mug with my initial that I got from Pier 1, along with a few other desk accessories.
Center stage on my desk is a beautiful vignette of a gold trimmed vase filled with faux peonies. As much as I would love to have real ones, that is not something I would be able to keep up with … as least these will stay pretty forever! I found this golden pear at Pier 1 and my inspirational “catch all” dish with a saying from Audrey Hepburn “Happy Girls are the Prettiest” from ZGallerie. Of course, I added one of my favorite Kendra Scott candles in the Berry Agate scent too.
A few of my favorite fun gadgets that I also have on my desk:
- Echo Spot – I bought one for myself and one for my daughter when she moved to Tucson to start law school last year. I love to be able to “see” her when I talk to her every day!
- My Vebach Dubhe1 Wireless Charger – love that it is white, it is solid and heavy, and it works great for charging my phone.
- Michael Kors Smartwatch
Well, that is just the TOP of my desk lol! I would love to give you a tour of the rest of this office – there really is a lot to see!! Here is a peek at my favorite sitting area …..
I hope you enjoyed the tour. Please leave me a comment as I always love, love, love to hear from you guys! If there are any items that you would like to know where I purchased, leave me a comment below. Although some of the items may be older and no longer available, I am happy to share of those you can still purchase today!! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.