How to Decorate Your Desk + A BIG GIVEAWAY!
April 25, 2013
How ToInterior DesignModern
I heart this post. Big time. Because not only are we sharing three super cute ways to decorate your desk, we also happen to be giving away one of our complete designs! Full GIVEAWAY details below. So the back story is this. At our SMP headquarters we have 3 white parsons desks that line a single wall. And have nothing but a pretty yellow lamp on each of them. It's streamlined and clean and modern. But, lacks any and all personality. So we thought we would pool our ideas and explore how these desks might look to fit the different personalities of our editors.
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The Abby is full of bright, bold color and fun. We used a palette of coral & pale gray to accent the white pieces pulling in texture with our flowers and vintage vessels. We used modern lines and spunky patterns for a vibe that felt feminine & bright.

Coral vases: Target | Striped Cups: West Elm |Striped Tray: West Elm | Pillow: Target | Crystal Magnets: Paper Source |Gray Candles: Target | Glass Candle Stands: Target | Notebooks: Rifle at Paper Source | Bulletin Board: Pottery Barn
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The Jess is a bit more polished with a palette of  gold & navy with pops of deep orange. This desk is for the trendsetting who has a flair for the dramatic and bold. The end result felt really luxe and high end.

Navy Pineapple: Target  | Gold Faceted Vases: Target | Pencil Cups: Target | Clear Tray: Michael's  | Gold Paper Clips: Paper Source | Gold Striped Notebook: Target | Navy & White Cards: Target | Pillow: Target | To Do List: Rifle at Paper Source | Calendar: Paper Source | Bulletin Board: original board from Target, painted navy & covered in printed paper from Paper Source | Stamp: Custom by Angelique, Ink
The Jacquelyn features shades of translucent seaglass & natural wood's peaceful, coastal and inspiring. Built for the dreamer, the crafter, the artist this desk is peaceful and quiet.
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Glass Vase: Target | Glass Pencil Cup: Target | Watercolor Set: Jess' personal | Wooden Shoe Last: Vintage from Brimfield | Clipboards: Office Depot covered in printed paper from Paper Source | Candles: Target | Notebooks: Paper Source | Painting: Jess' personal



1. Follow SMP on Pinterest!

2. Pin your favorite desk images from The Abby | The Jess | The Jacquelyn

3. Add the hashtag #smpliving to your image.

4. Leave a comment on our contest pin with the link to your pinned image. Contest Pin is Here!

5. The cut-off time for entries is 5PM EST Wednesday, May 1st.


The winner - chosen at random by a number generator - will win the complete desk set (desk itself not included) from their favorite image. If exact products aren't available, we will find a comparable substitute. Each desk set retails for about $300! Huge!


The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 2nd. Remember, the cut-off time for entries is 5PM EST Wednesday, May 1st.

Happy Pinning!!