Stylish Essentials for Any Home Office
When it's time to get down to business, who says you have to look dull doing it? It's the Martha way to elevate your everyday, even when it comes to desk work. But having a more stylish workspace, filled with small touches that bring you joy, can not only feel more inviting and less sterile, but it can also help motivate you to be your most productive self—and who doesn't want that?
Start with your essentials: pens, notepads, and, of course, comfy chair. Then, take it to the next décor level with picks that add a pop of color, like a stack of orange-trimmed memo pads or an-ultra sleek lamp with a pretty pink shade. Whether you're penning the next great American novel, jotting down a list of blog ideas, or getting your errands organized, every desk needs a good pen. We think you'll love our ballpoint picks; not only are they wrapped in embossed leather and available in an array of gorgeous colors, but they also run on replaceable ink cartridges so you can nix the habit of chucking empty plastic pens in the trash (how sustainably-chic!).
Once you've got your style essentials nailed down, check out our best tips for creating a beautiful home office in any nook of your home, plus, the ultimate tips to getting—and staying—organized. And, because we know you've been putting it off (we don't blame you!), here's a guide to finally decluttering all that paperwork. Now, it's time to buckle down and show the world who's boss.
Their slender shape and soft silicone sleeves make Soma water bottles effortless to sip from all day—and they get extra points for cup-holder compatibility.
Soma Water Bottles, $30, drinksoma.com
File In Style
Florentine paper–covered trays by Scanlon Apparati are striking landing pads for receipts and mail.
Scanlon Apparati Trays,
Nurture A New Talent
Ceramic vases from The Floral Society support stems, so flower arranging becomes second nature.
The Floral Society "Flower Frog Vase," from $30, aestheticmovement.com
Shed Some Light
On a Smythson ZigZag Border correspondence card, a handwritten "hello" turns into a keepsake.
Smythson "ZigZag Border" Card, $35 for 10, smythson.com
Write An Oeuvre
Or just an eloquent grocery list, with one of these pretty ballpoint pens by Graphic Image. Each is wrapped in embossed leather and runs on replaceable ink cartridges.
Graphic Image Pen, $40 each, graphicimage.com
Hold That Thought
Meditate on Hafod Grange's paperweight, which preserves a handpicked teasel plant in resin.
Hafod Grange Paperweight, from $41, hafodgrange.co.uk
Show Your Work
You'll want to keep these chic copper-edged WMS & Co. memo pads out in plain sight.
WMS & Co. Memo Pads, from $25, wmscoink.com