Workspace of the Week: Spring Green

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Since76’s serene green home office:

I really enjoy this office, and want to share Since76s explanation of the space:

Here’s a partial shot of my home office (photos in this set were taken for my Declutter The Mess Under Your Desk! blog post).

The desk is a Palermo office desk purchased from Cost Plus World Market (I believe they’re no longer sold). The Logitech V200 cordless mouse and M$ Natural Ergonomic Keyboard are tucked away on a sliding keyboard shelf – a feature I love about this Palermo desk. BTW, the mouse was purchased for $10 after rebate from and the keyboard was purchased for less than $20 new off of eBay.

All cables and power bricks have been hidden behind and underneath the desk as shown in this photo and this photo.

The monitor is a Samsung 173P mounted on an Ergotron Neo-Flex LCD arm which I purchased on eBay for $20 refurbished.

The shelf is from IKEA, but I can’t for the life of me remember the model – I would personally recommend the BILLY shelf system if you’re looking. The storage box on top of the shelf is the IKEA KASSETT, and on top of that rests the FM3 Buddha Machine.

BTW, this is the way my office looks on a regular basis – I’ve tried my best to minimize any clutter and the only thing that is visible is my MacBook Pro (not shown) which connects to the Samsung monitor via DVI.

Thank you, Since76, for sharing your space with us.

Want to have your own workspace featured in Workspace of the Week? Submit a picture to the Unclutterer flickr pool. Check it out because we have a nice little community brewing there. Also, don’t forget that workspaces aren’t just desks. If you’re a cook, it’s a kitchen; if you’re a carpenter, it’s your workbench.

11 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Spring Green”

  1. posted by Jen on the Edge on

    There is just so much to love about this space: the simplicity of it all, the lack of clutter, the amazing corner windows, or the soothing green walls. The whole thing is just so conducive to focusing on work.

  2. posted by Deb on

    I love this space! I agree that the color is calming, the light and the rich dark wood are warm, and the way the cords are handled is genius. Sometimes I don’t care for the spaces featured here–many of them seem stark. But this seems like a very nice place to work.

    I am looking around my office right now, and it’s definitely NOT workspace of the week material. I wonder if people would be willing to come out of the closet and post pictures of their messay workspaces! Unclutterer, take me away!!

  3. posted by Dee on

    ooh aahh – I was admiring this very office last week in flickr pool – good pick for the office of the week, very nice space!

  4. posted by Tracey on

    Love the simple lines of the desk! Are all of your files electronic in this office, or did I miss the files? I could use some new ideas for storage of paper and files- as an interior decorator, I am forever saving pages for inspiration. Any thoughts?

  5. posted by One Bag Nation on

    I love the green and I love the corner windows, and this space manages to be clutter-free without looking too sterile.

    As Tracey mentioned, I was wondering about paper file storage too; is it possible to work or run a household in a paperless world?

  6. posted by Amanda on

    Another fan of the Kassett! I love them – it’s by far my favorite thing @ IKEA. Witness my Kassettization of our DVD collection:

  7. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Amanda — Great before and after photos on your link!! I really like what you did with your spices.

  8. posted by Cynthia Friedlob, The Thoughtful Consumer on

    This workspace is great! I appreciate the photos showing exactly how the cords are hidden.

    And I’ll add another cheer for the Kassett.

  9. posted by megan on

    love that green! i am painting my home office/playroom (cuz I have to share, sigh) soon, what color is that paint, exactly? I super-duper LOVE it.

  10. posted by The Closet Entrepreneur on

    Thanks everyone for the kind words! I actually used a lot of tips from Unclutterer when my significant other and I decided to turn our spare bedroom into a home office.

    @Tracey & One Bag Nation – A large percentage (~90%) of my files are electronic but whatever I do keep is stored in Stockholm Project Cases (purchased from The Container Store) and stashed away in an IKEA EXPEDIT shelf. I also have a closet (not shown) where I use two small file cases to store any additional papers.

    @megan – You’ll never believe it but this paint is actually ‘oops’ paint that my significant other found at Lowe’s. Unfortunately, since the tint was a mistake, I have no way of knowing what the exact color is – but hey it was only $5. 🙂

  11. posted by Goodbye 2008 and Hello 2009! on

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