Working In Style
Suzanne Karotkin, Dallas-bred Senior Design Editor at InStyle, often finds herself in the offices and homes of some of the world's most style-savvy people. For her own office, she tweaked a few simple things to create the ambiance of a fashion-forward "European bureau." Little details that bring flair to the workplace include: a faux snake skin tray, (I've heard Suzanne's is a $36 version from Two's Company that is identical to one in the office of this chic woman) glass bottles rather than plastic, a red drinking glass from Charlotte Moss, stationery from Mrs. Strong, and the blowout item -- a glamorous brass lamp from lum in New Orleans.
I love how Suzanne's personal stamp comes through in this vignette. Whatever your own style is, I hope this editor's tastemaker tip inspires you to choose utilitarian objects that speak "you," and bring a daily smile to your face. Or to paraphrase Billy Baldwin, create a space that looks like it was a joy in the making.
The tray image I've used here is from Jayson.