Feb
20
2014
By
of Valet.
 

The
Well-Appointed
Workspace

Whether you work from a corner office, a corner of your home or a run-of-the-mill cubicle, outfit your workspace with just a few handsome pieces that reflect your personal style and enjoy an instant upgrade from the standard workaday environment.

Shown left: A collection of inspiring office pieces from Design Within Reach

 

The Desk

A simple work table custom made to your size specifications from sturdy reclaimed wood and finished with steel hairpin legs and your choice of stain.

Dendro Co., $260

Lighting

Whether you need some extra illumination or are simply trying to combat the overhead fluorescents, a thoughtfully-placed lamp provides ample task lighting. Instead of the standard stainless steel, opt for a warm yet masculine shade of brass or bronze.

Target, $42

 

Something Green

A plant brings the outside in and adds some life (literally) to your workspace. But you don't want something that requires a lot of light, water or attention. Succulents are a man's botanical best friend. Find some locally or order this one to be delivered.

70%

The amount of office work that occurs in cubicles,
according to corporate furniture manufacturer Steelcase.

 
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    A Better Bottle: A clever way to keep you from constantly running to the water cooler and a lot better looking than the Nalgene bottle on the other guy’s desk. Soma, $49

Storage

Order and texture are two of the most important parts of any well-designed space. Keeping your stuff contained in smart storage containers, from a natural wood paper tray to a galvanized metal box, helps you easily achieve both.

 

Restoration Hardware, $55

 

CB2,
$25

 

West Elm, $39

 

Best Made Co., $28

 

Advantus, $16

 

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