Posted: Mar 10, 2013 6:00 PM
Just because working at home means you can wear yoga pants at your desk doesn’t mean your office supplies need to consist of hand-me-down highlighters and a pencil box you plucked from your child’s room. From desktop organizers to designer folders, these cute office supplies will organize your office in style.

Express yourself

If your home office is actually a desk tucked into the corner of your kitchen nook, you don't have much opportunity to decorate. Display your personality with cute office supplies that won't compete with the throw pillows you searched 17 stores to find.


  • Lilly Pulitzer designer Folders in Vintage Patch bring pink and green together in a preppy burst of color. Four pocket folders and one sheet of eight matching labels are included (Preppy Princess, $13).
  • Go a different direction with Vertical File Folders from the Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery collection. The delicate teal patterns are a feminine addition to your office supplies (Staples, $5/6 pack).
  • Reusing products keeps your home office neat — plus it's better for the environment. Bubble Frame Chalkboard Labels will help keep your files, binders and storage boxes organized but can be wiped clean when you decide to reorganize (Etsy, $8/12 labels).

Own your space

Modernize your home office with a few accessories. Trendy colors and patterned elements keep your work space fresh and inspiring.

Office decor modern

  • Shades of green are trendy this spring, and the Magnetic Magazine Pocket merges fashion and function. The muted green works on a variety of wall colors, and the magnetic surface allows you to keep crucial information visible (See Jane Work, $20).
  • The Brocade collection from The Container Store modernizes the classic pattern in white-epoxied steel. Choose from Desktop Organizers or use several pieces to make a home office statement (The Container Store, starting at $5).
  • The NeatDesk Scanner minimizes paper clutter and performs like an organized assistant. One-touch scanning lets you scan receipts, business cards and documents and electronically determines the important information and how to file it (Target, $370).

Out and about

Whether you're meeting with clients and business partners or simply spending the morning working at your favorite coffee shop, these office supplies make it simple to transport your projects.

Office supplies out and about

  • Disguise your expandable file as a stylish tote with the Bella Leather Expandable Tote. Sleek lines and chic color choices will have you wishing you could bring your work with you everywhere (See Jane Work, $67).
  • Inspiration strikes everywhere, so be sure to have a way to capture it. Paper and pen purists will love this bicycle print Everyday Journal from Rag and Bone Bindery. It holds 160 bright white, lined pages to await your next great idea. (Rag and Bone Bindery, $25).

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