My Summer Office

May 25, 2016

Summer office

Every once in a while, I like to give my office a fresh update with color or organization tools. For summer, I chose to add a few supplies from the “Office” by Martha Stewart line at Staples & some new baskets and bins. I like the fresh look of light blues & the natural feel of the woven baskets. It’s calming and stylish.


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I always organize my things in baskets. The less clutter you see, the neater the space looks. These baskets are from The Container Store and the aqua bins, a perfect match to the Martha Stewart line, were only $6.99 at Walmart.


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I haven’t placed our paperwork into the binders yet but when I get a chance, they will contain everything that I need for my business and personal life.


Office Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


I keep our bills & receipts in these cute polka dot bins which I picked up from Target.


Office Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


The chair was the inspiration for updating my office. I couldn’t resist getting it. It was a TJ Maxx find.


Office Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


I always keep desktop files within arms reach of my chair. These are my most used files. The folders are from Office by Martha Stewart and the acrylic organizer can be found here.


Office Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Finally, the desks were purchased from Pottery Barn a few years ago. They are classic and well made.


Office Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


If you have a designated office space in your home, or even at work, take some time to give it a little love and attention. Add a splash of color or even a vase of fresh flowers. I promise, it will bring you joy while you’re working.

Have a great Summer,



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38 comments on “My Summer Office

  1. I love the look of the binders and the office looks absolutely beautiful!!! You’d want to just sit down and start doing something. Seems like out of a cathalogue and can be very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Heidi Rodriguez says:

    Where did you buy the beautiful binders?

  3. Chrissy says:

    Looks great and organized! I love your desk, can you please share where you bought if from? Thanks!

  4. Susan says:

    The colors are wonderful. Awesome find on the new chair. Have a very blessed summer.

  5. Colleen says:

    I love the look! It is so clean, fresh, and summery! What do you store in your bins? I like the idea of keeping things put away, but have a hard time deciding what to put in the bins…

    • Toni says:

      Shipping, mailing supplies, planner supplies, school supplies, electronic cords. 🙂

  6. Tracey says:

    Gorgeous and SO seriously inspiring!

  7. BeckyG725 says:

    Where do you put your printer, computer, stapler, pens and etc? My desk would look great too if I had none of that on there!

    • Toni says:

      Becky, I keep my printer under my desk. You can see my computer on my desk. My supplies are in the drawers. 🙂 A clean workspace & less clutter = more productivity!

  8. Ginnie says:

    lovely! Where did you get the eight cubby white organizer?

  9. Kimmarie says:

    Hi, love your blog and your home!! So inspirational! Love the office, it’s beautiful! I was wondering what you do with all of the “old” stuff when you refresh like this?

    • Toni says:

      If it worked for me, I will keep it and swap out and if it didn’t work, I will pass it on to others. 🙂

  10. Beautiful soft relaxing colours! I wouldn’t mind spending my days in there 🙂

  11. kriss says:

    So pretty and bright. Really wish you would have taken pictures of the whole office, curious if still have your craft table set up and how you changed up your décor. Your posts always leave me wishing for more 🙂

  12. Megan Ahern says:

    Hi Toni! I love the aqua & white set-up! It gives me inspiration for my new office. Where did you purchase the white storage shelf?

    Thank you!

  13. Eileen H says:

    Hello Toni!
    What an inspiring work space! I am about to do a whole office revamp including desk(s) My current desk has no drawers & that’s not working out for me. Do the PB desks have drawers on both sides and does the desktop cover both in a U shape?
    I appreciate you always sharing your impeccable tastes and organizing tips! Thanks!

  14. Dawn says:

    Love everything about your office! Such a fresh clean look! Can you please tell me where you got your cute lamp?

  15. So pretty! Love the binders and how bright, fresh and clean everything is. You’ve inspired me to take a look at my office at home to see what I can do to spruce it up a bit and make it a friendlier place to work. Thanks

  16. Sylvia Valverde says:

    Hi Toni, I love that you change things up when your inspired by a new piece or a change in your circumstances. You don’t have to be buried in clutter to be compelled to refresh. Which is why I love your blog. I have been inspired by it for a year or so. I’ve got most of my home organized with your ideas and motivating photos. My remaining trouble spots are my closet, linen closet, garage and home office/craft/sewing room. I have purged and organized, but something happens and stuff gets messy and makers me want to shut the doors! Please keep up the great work of inspiring and motivating those of us who subscribe to your blog and follow you on Pinterest. You have made a huge difference in my home! Thank you!

  17. Jenifer John says:

    Oh, I would love to work in that kind of office 🙂 Absolutely brilliant 🙂

  18. Mel Gillam says:

    Organizing! Will show it to some of my colleagues at work here in Greater London. It is a good practice to be maintained. Some people just cannot wait to turn everything into chaos.

  19. Kathy says:

    Love the binders – wondering if you will be writing about what you put in them?

  20. Lavues says:

    What a cool and sharp looking work space. I’ve to get mine as organized too. Thanks for sharing.

  21. I love the design of the office and how the colours have great synergy with each other. The components aren’t all that expensive either making it easy to put something like this together. Thanks for the design inspiration.

  22. Sammy says:

    This is the most beautiful office I’ve ever seen! Definitely using this as inspiration for my classroom desk space. Thank you, lovely! 🙂

  23. Jen says:

    I love these colors! So fresh and beautiful. Are the aqua bins the Better Homes and Gardens brand from Walmart?

  24. Patti says:

    Hi Toni,

    Do you mind telling me what your favourite label machines are? Do you still use your silhouette SD?
    I just bought your book, and loving it!

    Thanks so much!

  25. Heather says:

    How did you label the Target polka-dot bins? It looks like you have little plastic things on the front of them?

  26. jennifer says:

    can you please tell us, either at this comment or in a separate blog post, exactly what pieces you used from the pottery barn bedford modular collection to build your desk? i LOVE it! exactly what ive been looking for. looks like tons of storage in a small space.

    thanks for this post. super helpful organization tips!

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