Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stylishly organised :: the traditional way

In my last organising post I talked about a few favourite ways I like to keep organised digitally, so today I thought I would share a few stylish ways I like to keep my workspace organised, the more traditional way. 

{one} lovely pencil cup holders :: I currently store my pens + pencils in a pretty Donna Hay mug, but I do love this brass pencil cup holder - such a chic way to store your pencils!

{two} lists :: I'm always writing lists - shopping lists, to-do lists, wish lists - you get the idea; and I just love writing lists on pretty stationery!

{three} filofax :: how many diaries is too many? I'm the wrong person to ask. In addition to using my iPad calendar, I also keep a filofax diary which I maintain + tend to write lists in when I'm out and about. 

{four} pretty inspiration folders :: I keep any tear-outs from magazines that I want to save in these lovely Kikki.K manilla folders. The version I actually have are not available anymore, but they came in a gorgeous set of 5 with each one labelled for a different use + there was one dedicated to inspiration! 

{five} storage boxes :: I have several of these that I use around my workspace area to store all sorts of things like stationery, wrapping materials + ribbons. They are a great way to get rid of clutter and look stylish all stacked up.

{six} desk calendar :: I keep a mini calendar on my inspiration board above my desk that I find really handy when I'm planning so I can quickly glance up and have a clear view of the month.

How do you keep your workspace stylishly organised?

Happy ANZAC Day to all of my Aussie + NZ friends!

Rachel xo

Image credit: Domino Quick Fixes via Design Pretty.


  1. I don't have a traditional work space at home (let's put it this way, I tend to blog from my stylish IKEA couch...), but it would be a dream to have a personal corner and the objects you picked are really nice! Talking about digital, I think I'll soon get the iPhone...stay tuned as my birthday is in a month and a day...

  2. I love the brass pencil holder! I keep all mine in a 'W' mug from Anthro, but this option is wonderful! :)

  3. Love this post! Have been using Instapaper since you recommended it!

  4. Great post! I definitely need that pencil holder!!

  5. Love this post! Great ideas! The brass pencil holder is in my wish list!

  6. I couldn't live without my pocket Filofax ;-)

  7. That wallcovering is INCREDIBLE! Beautiful background for a super chic the little tips and tricks, the bits of gold really steal the stylish!

    I’m hosting 5 days of GIVEAWAYS with 5 chances to WIN in honor of my blog’s 2year anniversary! Would love for you to stop by and check it out!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  8. I love the frame with the notes and everything! I might make something similar for my home office too! I store everything in boxes and bookshelves :)

    Have a lovely day!

  9. I absolutely love that workspace with the cute pinboard! Thank you so much for this inspiration, I am currently re-doing my desk :)

    Kate {Something Fabulous}


  10. Great selection - I love the Rorschach wallpaper and the pencil holder! I need to get myself some storage boxes too!

  11. Hi Rachel .Just found your blog. Love that wallpaper. A lovely, organised workspace certainly makes working more pleasurable.
    On another note, I can empathise with the staring over scenario. You are so young and although it is hard I hope you find exciting possibilities. I have had to do this much later in life and there are lots of ups and downs but when you start looking and acting on opportunities, life gets better.
    Penny x

  12. I love this post, I can't believe I've never seen your blog before. I'm definitely following!! Hope you stop by and say hi!

  13. Ahh, now you're talking my talk... the non digital way! That pencil holder is gorgeous... great way to store brushes too perhaps? :)

  14. i have the same filofax in pink. i couldn't survive without it!

  15. OMG, amazing. I now think I might die without that wallpaper, and want to recover all my seat cushions in aqua.

    Does anybody have the link to purchase that wallpaper or know where it's from?

    Thanks so much!
    Stephanie {Covet Living}

  16. Wow love all these bits of stationary! Great Post!

  17. I need to go re-do my home office.. Or rather my little desk in the kitchen.. This is so much more inspirational and organized! I love the stylish accessories you picked - the pencil holder is divine!