Heather from Habitually Chic shared with us her workspace preferences:
The desk: I’m embarrassed to say is from Hold Everything, may they rest in peace! I’ve been looking for something vintage for myself but haven’t found anything that’s the right size or isn’t outrageously expensive. Sigh.
Chair: From DWR. I have no idea who designed it or if it has a name.
Paper: I am a compulsive list maker so I buy Muji double 4×6 ringed notebooks in bulk. I love them and am never without one!
Calendar: I used to have the Missoni Smythson Fashion Diary that I loved but since then I’ve been using a basic one from Muji. I might have to put a new Smythson one on my Christmas List!
Clock: The one on my desk needs a new battery! I spend so much time taking care of everyone else’s apartments that mine is a mess!
Charging: I just got a new Blackberry and I am so glad I did! It makes my life so much easier since I’m always on the go!
Inspiration: On my desk are some black and white photos I took in Prague that remind me of my trip and my love of travel. I also have a huge inspiration board of photos hanging in my bedroom.
‘thank you’: Diptyque or Votivo candles are always in my cabinet ready to send to someone as a thank you.
Flat note or folded: Usually folded but I don’t discriminate.
Organization: I’m the most disorganized organized person right now! I spend so much time on my clients that my apartment gets neglected but on rainy days I organize my tear sheets into large plastic string tie envelopes and clean out my drawers!
Handwritten or emailed: If I have their address, then definitely handwritten but sometimes it’s nice to send a quick email right after you meet with someone. I’ve learned to embrace technology.
Book: This would be like asking me to pick my favorite child if I had any! But I do love anything by David Hicks, Bright Young Things, Modern Glamour by Kelly Wearstler, my Preppy Handbook from 1980, The Fountainhead, Happy Times, and anything about inspiring women like Diana Vreeland, Julia Child and Diane von Furstenberg. One of my new favorites is The Bad and the Beautiful by photographer Ellen Graham. She is the mother of a close friend and I’ve gotten to know her recently and am so inspired by her. She became a photographer in a time when women didn’t work, plus she’s one tough lady who tells it like it is, kind of like me sometimes!
Color: As a creative person, I am open to all colors but I especially love orange and robin’s egg blue. Recently, I was shopping for a client who liked purple and began to think how pretty some of the shades looked to me. I never understand those people who hate certain colors. Just think about how much they are missing!
Magazine: All of them! I am a devout magazine junkie! My favorites include Men’s Vogue, Elle Decor, Domino, Bazaar, Town & Country, and my guilty pleasure, US Weekly!
Stationery: I’ve bought a lot of stationery from Vera Wang recently. She has orange tipped fold over cards with pretty David Hicks looking pattern lined envelopes that are so me. I love them!
Planning: I’m definitely a planner. I’m the person who goes on vacation to Europe with the map of a city already memorized so I look like a local. I’ve been mistaken for Swedish in Sweden, English in England and Italian and even foreign in New York. I would never be caught dead in a fanny pack and sneakers!
Business: I’m working on opening my own business and I can’t wait. As an Aries, I can definitely say that I hate being told what to do!