Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Most Wanted {Desk Accessories}

Desk Decor

Waiting on Martha Gold Leaf Wishbone Paperweight | Sugar Paper Sassy Notecard Set | Furbish Tortoise Matches | Rifle Paper "Get It Done" Notepad | Furbish Gold Turtle Shell Paperweight | Kate Spade Binder Clips | Kate Spade Gold Striped Folders | Sugar Paper 2015 Desk Calendar | Design Darling Acrylic Stapler

Desk accessories have come a long way. They are no longer just functional necessities but elements of office design. My favorite online shops for cute desk details are Design Darling, Furbish and Waiting on Martha. I use the "Get It Done" notepad for my weekend to-do list and recently purchased the Kate Spade gold file folders in polka dot (available in-store at Highland Village). Pretty accessories definitely make work more inviting! 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Home Office

My friend Allison enlisted me to help organize her office. She recently transitioned to working from home after having her second son. The cute sunroom had become lost under piles of paper, art supplies and items to be returned. Over two afternoons, we sorted thru everything (throwing a lot away) and created an organized work space with a few key essentials from The Container Store

Here's the Before:

and After:
The custom desk (and chair) by Munger Interiors offers quite a bit of storage underneath and three hidden desk drawers. We used the elfa fridge cart to house Allison's work and personal laptops. (They both connect to the large desktop monitor.) Each laptop has it's own shallow drawer. The large bottom drawer holds printer paper and cartridges. Her scanner sits on top and everything is out of sight under the left hand corner of the desk.

A rolling elfa file cart will hold work and personal files. We decided the shallow drawer would hold papers "to be filed" instead of cluttering the desk with an inbox tray. White file folders and hanging folders keep with the aesthetic of the room. In the bottom drawer are bulkier office supplies like a three hole punch and envelopes. 

Now the fun part was accessorizing the newly cleared desk top! Allison picked up a pretty Aerin frame and Jonathan Adler coasters from Neiman's. An acrylic file box will hold frequently used files. All that's missing is a monogrammed pencil cup! Stay tuned tomorrow for more desktop decorating ideas...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Most Wanted {Calypso St. Barth}

Calypso St. Barth

rabbit fur vest in the window drew me into Calypso St. Barth this weekend. (The vest is really luxe and the price is not outrageous for fur.) I love the current travel-inspired collection! This cozy elephant cardigan already has me thinking of curling up by the fire in leggings and booties. In the meantime, this Ikat dress and suede booties are a great festival look. ACL anyone?

Can we talk about this gorgeous beaded dress? I love the combination of orange + turquoise. If I were going to TX-OU weekend, this would be on the top of my packing list. Hook'em!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back to Basics

Splendid Scoop Neck Tee (20% with code BASICS20) | Citizens of Humanity Skinny Jeans | DVF Caged Heels | Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch | All The Wire Midi Rings | David Yurman Cable Bracelet | Lululemon Headband (holds my hair in place on jeep rides :) | NARS Lipstick in Red Lizard

Sporting my new Splendid white tee for a casual Sunday dinner with friends. You can see the longer length here which is perfect over leggings to cover your assetsI spiced up my neutrals with red lips and leopard. Have a good week!

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