Need New Bright, Bold Office Décor? Say No More!

Brighten up your work space with these fun little additions.


Work Wonders

Nailing a cool office style is all about mixing business with pleasure—or in this case, luxe gilded finishes, modern geometric accents and minimalist-chic midcentury furnishings. 


Spaces Office Desk



Cattelan Italia Andrea Lucatello batik desk, $2,239. Inspiration Interiors, Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd., (808) 956-1250.

Modernica fiberglass chair, $410, Midori notebook (pink) with cover, $30. Mōno, 2013 S. King St., (808) 955-1595.


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A jewelry dish or valet with a fun graphic print will add interest to your tabletop while keeping smaller clutter, such as paper clips and business cards, at bay.


Jonathan Adler Trays Purple Jonathan Adler Trays Red Jonathan Adler Trays Green

Jonathan Adler trays, $68 each.


Spaces Jonathan Adler Zebra Tray

Jonathan Adler Zebra tray, $32. Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, (808) 951-8887.



Think outside the plastic box when upgrading your pen holder. Look for unexpected vessels with elevated finishes such as a ceramic tumbler or a pretty scented candle in a jar that can be repurposed.


Spaces desk supplies


Zodax scented candle (repurposed), $38.50. The Refinery, Kāhala Mall, (808) 744-6175.

Tools to Liveby scissors, $24. Mōno, 2013 S. King St., (808) 955-1595.


TWICE AS NICE                       

Accessorize smarter with items that multitask as much as you do. This brass pencil sharpener doubles as a handsome paperweight and these chic push pins come with back clips so they can also be worn as lapel pins.


Magnetic paperclip and pen holder Jonathan Adler Horse Brass Pencil Sharpener

Magnetic paperclip and pen holder, $45. Miemiko, Ward Village, (808) 589-1900.

Aloha pen (yellow), $4, Poppin pen (mint), $2. Eden In Love, Ward Village, (808) 591-1005. 

Jonathan Adler Horse brass pencil sharpener, $125. Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, (808) 951-8887.


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Lark & Ives The Wanderlust push pins with clips, $26 for a set of nine. Miemiko, Ward Village, (808) 589-1900.



Tackle both form and function with clean-lined geometric pieces in on-trend marble or acrylic. 

Spaces Project 62 Marble Globe Lamp

Project 62 marble globe lamp, $34.99. Target, 4380 Lawehana St., (808) 441-3118.


Spaces Jonathan Adler Acrylic Bookend Set

Jonathan Adler acrylic bookend set, $398. Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, (808) 951-8887.



A smattering of art pieces, such as a quirky vase or these poppy block prints and tropi-cool photo prints, will make you feel more at home and provide everyday inspiration. 


Spaces Melissa Holden Block Prints Spaces Melissa Holden Block Prints

Melissa Holden block prints, $60 each. Ginger13, 22 S. Pauahi St., (808) 531-5311.


Spaces Bree Port Photo Prints Spaces Bree Port Photo Prints Spaces Bree Port Photo Print

Bree Port photo prints, $40 each. Greenroom Hawai‘i, International Market Place, (808) 377-6766.



Add instant warmth with fresh flowers or a cheery potted plant. Besides the obvious swoon factor, both are known to increase productivity and decrease stress.


Spaces Anthurium and Lucy Michael Stoneware Vase Spaces Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant and Fair Trade Basket

Anthurium, market price. Paiko, 675 Auahi St., (808) 988-2165.

Lucy Michel stoneware vase, $49. Here, 685 Auahi St., #2-115, (808) 369-2991. 

Fiddle leaf fig plant, $30, fair-trade basket, $40, wood stand, $25. Ginger13, 22 S. Pauahi St., (808) 531-5311.



Deck out your desktop with free downloadable wallpapers. We’re crazy for the selection on lifestyle blog Design Love Fest, which recruits indie artists for snazzy illustrations, dreamy photography and painterly motifs.    


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Heather Day for Designlovefest wallpaper,



Combat a boring neutral base palette by opting for office staples in eye-popping hues.


Spaces Task Lamp

Task lamp, $100. The Refinery, Kāhala Mall, (808) 744-6175. 


Anything Tall Tape Dispensers StikIt Tape Dispenser


Anything tall tape dispensers, $38 each. Mōno, 2013 S. King St., (808) 955-1595.

StikIt tape dispenser, $14.95. Simply Organized, Kāhala Mall, (808) 739-7007.



Instead of jamming earbuds and charging cords haphazardly into a drawer, stash them in a statement-making decorative box.


Spaces Zodax Legion Bone-Inlay Box

Zodax Legion bone-inlay box, $60. The Refinery, Kāhala Mall, (808) 744-6175. 


Spaces Jonathan Adler Gobo Acrylic Box

Jonathan Adler Gobo acrylic box, $298. Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, (808) 951-8887. 



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