Graphic designer Jessica Condatore is the blogger behind “The Love List”, a “design and lifestyle blog for southerners and southerners at heart”. As seen in the photograph above, Jessica’s take on design often involves blending styles, textures and colors while focusing on a clean, cohesive look. Taking a brief break from design and writing (she is working on a book), Jessica shared with us about her desk:
The Desk: is a West Elm Parsons Desk, and I love it. My work style is very edited, organized and clean, so I love the lines of the desk and the hidden drawers. I would have paid much more than I did for it, it’s the best!
Chair: Phillipe Starck Louis Ghost chair, an eBay bargain — a guy in Miami was closing his restaurant and had been using the chairs as seating. I also have a garden stool that functions as extra seating, a footstool, or even a step-stool — really handy!
Paper: Russel + Hazel sticky notes
Calendar: Gallery Leather day planner, and my iCal.
Clock: The clock on my computer
Charging: It’s all hidden in a little IKEA box below my desk, but usually my macbook and blackberry. My macbook is my lifeline. The only other electronics are my Bose Sound Dock and my cute little pink iPod.
Lamp: My lamp is very heavy because it has a crystal base – it was a HomeGoods find and I thought it suited my desk beautifully.
The Little Things: On my silver tray I have a Caprio Blue “Volcano” candle (best smelling candle ever), a little vase from IKEA that I sometimes put flowers in, and a framed picture of some friends from dinner before last year’s Florida/Georgia game.
Inspiration: Stacks of magazines all over my house, and decor books.
‘thank you’: Little folded cards from everywhere, I have millions of thank you notes and can’t seem to stop buying them
Flat note or folded: Folded
Organization: Very, very clean and organized… I like things in order! The two boxes below my desk hide cords and store my massive amounts of stationery.
Handwritten or emailed: Both.
Book: I just got Taschen’s New Paris Interiors on a recommendation from All Things Bright and Beautiful and have been poring over that
Magazine: Domino, Vogue
Stationery: Iomoi, Whitney English, kate spade, Crane’s
Planning: iCal and Gallery Planner
Business: My own freelance boutique graphic design company, Jessica Condatore
Thank you, Jessica, for sharing your office with us!
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