Wednesday, October 10, 2007


So what does it take to stay organized, have a nice workspace and keep the creative ideas flowing? The designers and stylemakers shown below will leave you inspired.

Photo Courtesy of Joe Nye
Elegant, cozy and refined workspace cum library make work seem lighter and more enjoyable. LA decorator Joe Nye is a master at this and his projects bring old and new together to create a fresh vibrant look. He always injects the personalities of his clients in his interiors. This room was created for the House Beautiful Showhouse in LA last year. Aren't showhouses the ideal client! Look at the full selection of eye candy at Joe Nye Inc.

Photo Courtesy of Alessandra Branca
Alessandra Branca of Chicago and NYC know the power of picking a punchy palette. Red, black and white here mean crisp and strong. Her signature power red (which I owe to her Roman heritage!) is energized by selected ebony and ivory antique pieces to accentuate the colors chosen.

Photo Courtesy of Jane Leider
Haute Home bedding and linens company is designed and run by a former magazine editor. With that experience she has learned how to get things done! As she works from her home office on her current collection, her samples are within arms reach for easy reference. Her workspace is clean and uncluttered, allowing for her clean, elegant designs to stand out. Classic traditional with a pop of great color, her linen patterns, hand towels and gifts are worth ordering now, from Haute Home

The results of all this organization:
Photo Courtesy of Haute Home

Photo Courtesy of Iomoi
Iomoi paper and accessory designer Irene Chen's desk is brought to life with a few of her favorite things. Her fresh papergoods are classics with a modern take including paperweights, holiday package stickers and other adorableness through Iomoi

Photo Courtesy of West Elm
By now this lacquer Parson's Desk from West Elm is already a classic. Thank goodness they carry it over from season to season, West Elm

Photo Courtesy of Milling Road
If bamboo with red accents is your style, this desk has good storage and works well in trad interiors. From Kohler

Photo Courtesy of Bernhardt
Perhaps campaign style is more your thing. The Trestle Desk from the British Passages collection has the brass reinforced corners that I love, and plenty of surface area to work on. Find your local dealer at Bernhardt

Photo Courtesy of Oly Studio
Pair the Parsons Desk with the Sarah Side Chair from Oly and create a clean work space. Admire the endless great options for your home at Oly Studio

Make your arrangement pretty with these key pieces:

A desk caddy, is a way to keep it all together and take it with you when you want to have a portable piece to take around with you. Marie Papier caddy from Motel Deluxe

A cup full of bamboo pens makes note taking easy. If you love bamboo, this is the site for you Bamboo 54

Photos Courtesy of Bamboo 54
Lest we forget the ladylike wastebasket. This piece, also from Bamboo 54 will also add some elegance to the powder room.

Leave this journal on your nightstand to jot notes and stick it in your bag to take with you.

Photos above courtesy of Carrot and Stick
A color and pattern to match every fabric scheme in your home, at Carrot and Stick Press

Photo Courtesy of Cavallini & Co.
Yet another sweet bird! This world weary traveller is taking a moment to soak it all in. From Cavallini. They also make great wrapping for gifts in the same pattern.

Photo Courtesy of Elum
Scribe with a Moroccan vibe. Cutesy Empire journal covered in printed fabric will have you thinking globally acting locally. FInd matching stationery at Elum Designs

Photo Courtesy of Cotton Idea Studio
Delphine made this journal that is carried at Cotton Idea Studio, Mindy Gayer's charming Laguna Beach paper store and custom studio. This journal has a handmade touch and an elastic closure to keep business cards and small papers put. Adorable site design and product at Cotton Idea Studio

If you are a phone person and want a written reminder to do something important, call it in to a special phone number, leave a massage and get an email reminder. Pretty clever from Jott. This is being beta tested so give it a whirl

Photo Courtesy of Russell + Hazel
Staying organized should be a pleasant experience. Russell + Hazel is here to help. They entered the organizational category, um, defined it, with their brightly colored fabric-bound ring binders and notebooks. Then we started seeing their magazine storage boxes everywhere, because they were and still are the best. On trend colors (think chocolate with a pastel) make light work of desk work. Find a treasure trove of get it together goods at Russell + Hazel BTW, their materials start out as 100% post-consumer recycled content.

Photo Courtesy of Russell + Hazel
Avoid stacks of papers by sticking everything in a marked box.

Photo Courtesy of Russell + Hazel
Keep track of it all without loosing your head. A reminder never hurts.

Photo Courtesy of Russell+ Hazel
Classic yellow post it notes are not as fun as this bright Self-Adhesive Notes Set. Use them to tab magazine tears, mark catalog pages and on your laptop. No more boring.

Photo Courtesy of Russel+ Hazel
If you are not feeling the mix and match Jelly Belly look, perhaps monochromatic moments are more your thing. Fashion and home collide yet again. Be amazed at Russel + Hazel

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