Chic Office Essentials: Whimsical Modern

24 Jan

Today I am so excited to have Adria from the fashion blog The Emerald Closet back again to give you some great ideas for your office. Enjoy!

Your workspace should be a comfortable place for you to stay focused and be productive. After all, you spend much of your time in the office, so why not adorn it with things that make you feel at home?

It can be difficult to know how to decorate your office: what style to go with, how far you should take it, whether it will fit with the feel of the rest of the office, etc.

Weighing all these factors, I personally believe you can’t go wrong with a casually modern and whimsical atmosphere. The key to establishing this chic environment is to find a balance of vintage character and modern design that work together to create a minimalistic style with nostalgic flair.

Here are some essentials for achieving this ambiance.


1. Modern Wall Clock

Brighten up neutral walls with a fun, interactive clock that is reminiscent of the ‘60s. This particular one from Etsy allows you to place the dots in any color and spacing arrangement to add your own customization. The up-cycled vintage wallpaper materials that make up the stickers add a textured, unique quality to reflect your trendy side.

2. Retro Whimsical Table Lamp

Match the vintage look of your clock with a 1950s-inspired lamp to brighten your office. With a contemporary twist, this particular lamp from Staples office supplies has a chrome base and chrome bulbs for the ultimate chic effect.

3. Graphic Laptop Sleeve

Take your chic office aesthetic on the go! The minimalistic black and white hexagon pattern of this laptop sleeve will seamlessly blend in with your other accessories both in and out of the office. A bit too mod for you? Check out Staples’ other laptop accessories.

4. Whimsical Bookend Set

Owls are super trendy right now, so add your own mature take on the cute wisdom symbols with these elegant porcelain bookends. Their subtlety will add sophistication to your bookshelf and help tie the room together. Each one of these by Jonathan Adler is handmade, which adds even more uniqueness to your space. Not a fan of the age-old owl? Try another whimsical creature, like deer or skunks a la Bambi.

5. Texturized Office Chair

The retro design of this chair has been modernized for comfort and simplicity. The chair’s design is a chic alternative to a dull, traditional office chair, and its muted color options give it a distinguished and luxurious appeal. The key is texture, so choose a fabric that has some dimension to add depth to your space.

6. Unique Markers

Outfit your space with writing utensils that will double as conversation starters! These specialty markers by Staples do not require sharpeners, as you can peel away the paper from the tip when necessary. They can mark on almost any kind of surface—and can be easily wiped off of any surface. Bring creativity to your workspace with these bright and vivid colors.

7. Custom Stationery

Don’t settle for generic stationery; apply a personal touch to your notepad with your initials incorporated into an abstract design. Every time you jot down thoughts, make to-do lists or write notes, you’ll be treated to this attractive personal element. Get matching cards and a journal to complete the set.

Adria Saracino is a marketer and blogger. When not obsessing over interior design and pinning non-stop, you can find her writing about style on her personal fashion blog.


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