I’ve been impressed by the way family and friends have pivoted to working from home, and love how they’ve each styled their desks in different ways. I invited four of them to show their approach, and explain how it encourages their creative output.
“As a business owner I spend a huge amount of time at my desk, so I always make sure that - in addition to all my work - it's filled with things that make me happy and inspire creativity. Objects that are functional yet personal, handmade, or particularly representative of my style are usually my favourites.”
Founder of Cutter Brooks Shop, Author of “Farm from Home” and a Contributing Editor at Architectural Digest
“There is an amazing Twitter account @blauwerke that posts the home offices of amazing people throughout history-everyone from Maria Callas to Henri Matisse. The ones I screenshot immediately are the ones with objects and books and trinkets all over the desk. That’s the kind of home office I seem to work best in. I need my stuff around me. It’s not always orderly but there’s that saying about clutter being good for creativity isn’t there?”
Town & Country Editor-in-Chief and ELLE Decor Editorial Director
“I’m a gypsy at heart, and always traveling. During quarantine I found myself at the Chateau Marmont, where I settled in and set up my workspace. I prefer a minimalistic work environment, a blank slate for creativity. I like to have as little as possible on my desk: a scented candle, plenty of water, soft light, and classic music playing in the background. In that minimalism, I like to have objects that please the eye, so I always bring along a few special pieces with me to decorate.”