Our editorial director, Caitlin Kruse, shares a trio of ideas for styling an on-trend Parsons desk! See all three looks below.
As I recently shared, my husband and I just bought our first house and with it came a huge, new office for me. I fell in love with the office in my last house (see the tour here), but what my new office lacks in natural light and wood floors, it makes up for in sheer space. I can’t wait to get it organized and to decorate. In the meantime, I needed a desk because my old one is being used in our kitchen right now.
I recently hired an assistant and needed to set up a quick workspace for her (and for me, too) so, of course, I immediately turned to Amazon Prime and was excited to stumble upon this inexpensive white Parsons desk. I ordered two with the idea of pushing them together so that I have a larger workspace when I’m alone. It will also give us enough room for laptops when the two of us are working alongside one another. Today, I’m sharing three different ways to style this versatile piece in your own office!
Simple & Neutral:
Although I love color, sometimes a clean, neutral workspace is ideal for a creative. It functions as a blank canvas, if you will. I always try to layer in something metallic (like the Sugar Paper x Target file folder andpen seen here), something natural (my pen basket) and something living—the plant!
Creative & Bohemian:
My personal favorite is this eclectic mix of colors, textures and art. I stuck to the same rule as above, adding in a metallic lamp, natural mirror and baskets, plus a vase with fresh flowers.
Abstract print c/o Minted.com // Nude print c/o Minted.com // Lamp // Pillow
And finally, a fun and feminine space to work! I love having mood boards above my desk. I change out the images every few weeks to keep myself inspired and refreshed. The pink lamp was a Target find, and I love the texture added by the Serena & Lily chair.
Chair c/o Serena & Lily // Lamp // Mirror // Instagram mini print // DIY linen-like inspiration board // Bud vase // Candle