Every morning is a clean slate, and I start each morning with the same routine. Lemon water, french-pressed coffee, a green smoothie & sprouted toast, alongside the morning papers (SF Chronicle). I usually go straight to my “office space” to journal a bit, then check my calendar and get my high-priority items off my list.
So I’m pretty particular about the space I use for my office, since I start each new day there – it must be simple, modern & primarily white. My first desk was a white & wobbly shabby-chic number from Target which served me well in school. Then I upgraded (somewhat) to a simpler version of this white desk for my current (still tiny) office space. A classic parsons desk from Pottery Barn Teen (solid wood frame & brushed nickel hardware), along with a cherry wood swivel chair from Room & Board- created the perfect budget friendly working space for me.
I stumbled upon a feature in Vogue Living on Lake Bell’s gorgeously curated home, and she has similar sentiments on her need for a blank slate to think & work in,
“Unlike the rest of my home, my office is white—white everywhere and everything. My brain functions best with a very specifically curated splatter of items. It’s the only room I am protective of as it is.”