Not to make you jealous, but working in a creative department definitely has its perks–like reading design blogs all day for important “research” or going to the art store for office supplies. The best part might be the inspiration we find at our coworker’s desks. Beautiful workspaces are filled with fresh flowers, lively plants and objects of whimsy and brilliance.
We’re pulling back the curtain and giving you a little behind-the-scenes look at three workspaces that we are most envious of. The creative folks behind these desks happily gave us a few tips for making any space in any department (hey finance, I’m talking to you) a better place to spend your 40 hours.
Mallory Green | Floral Designer
Steal her desk look: A Spring Bouquet
“I like to physically surround myself in my design work. Even if I’m working on something that’s completely digital, I’ll print out my designs and inspiration so I have them physically in front of me. By seeing these beautiful visuals every time I sit down at my desk, I can really mull over each concept. As added bonus- they make my desk livelier and prettier!
Even if you don’t work in a creative field, don’t be afraid to bring some design to your space. When you spend five days a week at your cubicle, you might as well make it a place you enjoy working. I keep mementos that inspire me as well as photos of loved ones around my computer.
I have my little wooden shoes from a recent trip to Holland – a trip that I waited over 10 years to take. It makes me smile every time I catch them out of the corner of my eye. Even my bright green coffee mug adds extra fun. It’s way more cheerful than the boring office-provided brown cups.”
Michael Fernandez | Graphic Designer
Steal his desk look: Braided Money Tree
“This is my desk. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My desk is my home away from home which I spend five days a week, push pixels, sought out innovation and design masterful pieces of art. The money tree is my greatest fortune! We have an understanding, if I feed him, he will bring me great prosperity and wealth.
I always try to stay on the cutting edge of technology, so when I’m not looking at the laptop, you can find me skimming the pages of Fast Company. I tend to surround myself with trinkets and gags as a simple reminder to smile daily.”
Jen Tank | Creative Director
Steal her desk look: Ombre Hyacinth
“Typical office environments aren’t always conducive to being artistic, which is why I like to surround myself with beautiful, unique items for inspiration. For example, instead of traditional office supplies pulled from the supply closet, I found these pretty polka dot and striped pencils, a sleek clear stapler, funky pencil sharpener and adorable bow-shaped gold paperclips. These little elements really help spark the creativity when I’m in my office.
My advice is to make your space original—show your personality. Create a space much like your home—hang your favorite artwork, or even your own projects that you’re most proud of—so when you pause and look up from your computer, you see something lovely. Lastly, there is nothing more incredibly motivating than fresh flowers on your desk. No matter what is happening outside your door, or how grey your walls are, flowers bring pure joy to your office.”
Do you have an amazing office? Share with #ProFlowers on Instagram. We’d love to see how you’re adding our flowers and plants to pep up your workspace.