3 Desk Setups for the New Year

3 Desk Setups for the New YearIf you are anything like me, then the physical environment in which you work often dictates the type of work you produce.  I don’t know what it is, but my office has to reflect a positive, bright and vibrant space, otherwise my work output suffers. So whenever I am setting up a new workspace, I make sure to consider three important features: 1. lighting, 2. surface, 3. tools.

In honor of a new year and a fresh start, I thought I would create and share my ideal desk set ups for three different aesthetics (rustic, minimal and quirky) in order to inspire some free flowing creativity in 2013. I’d love for you to share your favorite desk supplies and setups too!

Let me know about your ideal desk arrangement or perfect supplies in the comments below.

Let’s all make 2013 a productive year in a space we love!

Vibrant/Quirky Desk Setup
The desk | The light | The tools: letter holder, $32, notebooks, $10, mechanical pencils, $9.95, floral mousepad, $8.55, calculator, $54, number paper clips, $2.99, ring USB, $50



Minimal Desk Setup
The desk | The light | The tools: tape holder, $12.55, colorful pots, $1.99 ea , pie chart post-its, $8, manual paper shredder, $45, perpetual calendar, mouse pad, $35, mouse, $59.95

Stephanie Todaro / Design*Sponge
Stephanie Todaro
Stephanie Todaro has joined the Design*Sponge team to work on special projects and oversee our weekly Biz Ladies and City Guides columns. Although born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie has been lucky enough to live all over the US, including DC and New York, and continues to travel the world with hopes to one day settle down somewhere in Europe. She earned her master's degree in journalism from New York University in 2008 and now lives in LA where she works as the Director of Development for several celebrity websites and blogs about her adorable pup, Mr. Harvey. She has a slight (actually, major) obsession with all things stationery-related and likes to collect garden gnomes. To see more of Stephanie's work, check out her blog HouseofHarvey.com.
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  • Susan in California

    Where is rustic?

    • L.M.

      on the next page.

  • http://twitter.com/girlseeksplace Brianna Soloski

    I love the rustic one – those USBs are so cute.

  • http://www.brosix.com/ Brosix

    The quirky one is right up my alley!