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
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
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.
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.
The amount of office work that occurs in cubicles,
according to corporate furniture manufacturer Steelcase.
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
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
West Elm, $39
Best Made Co., $28