An Indigo inspired office wish list

As I've mentioned here before, my company has recently moved locations. Yesterday was the official move day, though I've been installed in my new office for the past week. We've moved out of an open concept style office and into one broken up into tiny offices, so, for the first time in 2 years, since I 'entered the workforce' as a bright faced young new graduate, I have my own four walls and a door. 

So, I went on a little shopping spree. It was only virtual, and I'm unlikely to spend this much money on my little workspace. But, Chapters Indigo and Polyvore worked together to help me figure out a feel for my office, and slowly, I'll start to gather similar items in order to make my space feel a little less like a blank slate and more like a cozy, practical space.


  • Wesley Alarm Clock: $60. A perfect little bit of old-time touch.
  • Letters Lamp: $60. How perfect is a letters theme for the company's only writer?
  • Grey Pedestal Soup Bowl: $12. My work provides dishes, but as I was 'shopping' I realized how much I would prefer to have my own little set, something pretty that I can make sure is always cleaned and ready for my own personal use. Obviously, the fact that it would look great on my office shelves played a huge role in this addition.
  • Black Text Pencil Cup: $9.50. More letters! 
  • Semikolon Business Card Box Ciel: $25. Admittedly, I don't collect that many business cards. But, I have half a dozen or so and they just... float. I don't have a proper place for them, so, more often then not, they just end up getting tossed.
  • Zen Grey Tea Pot: $24. It's just pretty.
  • Sweater-Weave Basket: $40. This is a crucial one. I'm sure a lot of you have the same experience... my office is cold! If it were a comfortable temperature for me, others would find it uncomfortable warm. I solve this problem with sweaters and blankets. I spend my days at my desk wrapped up tight in an afghan, especially during the winter. Obviously, I need someplace pretty to put my sweaters and afghans. So, a basket!
Have you decorated your office at work? How much time and effort do you put into the space that you spend 8-10 hours a day in?

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  1. I haven't been able to comment on your blog for a couple of weeks, but I'm always reading! I love the alarm clock and the business car box, so cute! and I adore the name you chose for your new puppy btw!

  2. Oh that tea pot! I've been eying that thing for a while now and I don't even drink tea! It's just so pretty :)

  3. I've been thinking lately that I'd like to personalize my little office space at work. It's down right boring and ugly right now, and has been for the past 3 years...

  4. I love that clock! Isn't Indigo/Chapters a fun place to shop for home decor items? They are always on trend and you can usually find great sale prices there since they change out the decor items so often.

  5. I know what you mean! I sometimes drink tea - my parents always drink tea, so I can appreciate a nice strong cup of steaming hot orange pekoe - but I drink coffee more often these days. Doesn't matter. I still want that tea pot!

  6. My desk was the same way for the past 2 years. But there wasn't much incentive to decorate since it felt like a shared space and I don't have a huge desk. Not anymore!

  7. It is! Sometimes I still can't believe how much Home stuff they have and sometimes it's a little disappointing that they have had to expand their product lines outside of books... it's another symptom of the decline of bookstores that saddens me... but I absolutely love their stuff!

  8. I love Indigo. I'm shopping there all the time, creating a cozy and stylish home office. Unfortuntely, I'm not lucky enough to bring the "pretty" to my work.

  9. Indigo is looking cool and its good to personalize a little space for work as home office.

  10. I think the office was cold because a certain manager of the move was running around like crazy before people arrived. He forgot to adjust the thermostat back. That was adjusted today by the aforementioned manager. :)

  11. Love your list! The letter lamp and clock are so cute!!!


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