Here are a few more items that could add some zest to a desk. Though the season's rays are fading fast, I like to think of whites and brights when adding color, style and function to a desktop or work area at back-to-school time.
Orange continues to be a strong trend in home décor, so why not consider a desk lamp in this upbeat, hot hue? LaDifferénce
’s Perch Lamp ($230), with its high gloss orange finish and extendable arm that can swing out 22 inches over a work space, is striking and packed with practicality.
And who wouldn’t want to keep their pencils well prepped with this stylish bright white whale sharpener? It’s from Jonathon Adler and can be found at Barnes & Noble
bookstores for $14.95.
Cork and magnet boards hang in many offices and kitchens. Add some interest to yours by adding custom glass pushpins
or magnets packed with small, unexpected punches of color and pattern. My favorite ones are made in Richmond by Sideproject Designs
. Priced at $7.25 for a set of nine magnets or pushpins, they can be purchased from their Etsy store
. So many patterns are available, both in darks and lights and florals, polka dots and stripes. The version pictured is called “retro flowers.” Provide your own design (maybe a logo or initials?), and they'll create the special pins and magnets just for you.