If there’s one thing I’ve learned in three years of running a small business, it’s how important it is to surround yourself with people, places, and things that inspire you. It’s funny how a dinner with fellow entrepreneurs or a weekend trip can make me see my business obstacles in a totally new light. Similarly, I find that working from a clean desk and pretty home office is paramount for keeping me inspired and productive. Here are a few home offices I love followed by 25 pieces to help you spruce up your own workspace!


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Here are 25 pieces to help you make the most of your home office, from sleek desks and tailored chairs to bright storage boxes and chic desk accessories.

When in doubt, a fragrant candle and/or a vase of fresh flowers work all kinds of magic too. What are your favorite ways to get inspired at work?

P.S. You can stock up on desk accessories and other goodies at Design Darling with 20% off through tonight at midnight. Just enter code CANTSTOPWONTSTOP at checkout right after you’ve entered payment info. xx


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  1. Hi Mackenzie,
    So excited, I just made my first purchase from your absolutely amazing online shop. I just started my new job last Monday as a probation officer for adults in Boston. When I saw my desk space I thought, “I’ve got to make this my own”. So I’ve been on pinterest just trying to finalize my look that I want. The purchases today will start the process. I read your anniversary post and you sound so happy and passionate to be doing what you love. Just know what a blessing you are to those of us who may work in the dark side of life but need those beautiful touches to surround us amongst the family pics, to create a space that we enjoy coming to work for. Can’t wait until my space is complete. Although I have a feeling these “spaces” are never really finished!!
    Have an awesome week, Julie

  2. I really need to work on cleaning up my desk for the spring. In the winter I just let everything clutter together because the cold does not put me in the mood to care about desk organization. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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  3. How do you keep your work space organized? I have so much trouble with that! I have really cute desk things, but then it’s just papers everywhere!

  4. Love all your ideas as always! That dining table is amazing and we have it in our kitchen by our banquette. Highly recommend! : -)