12 Lovey Dovey Desk Accessories to Get Your Office Feeling Those Valentine’s Vibes
Just because Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year doesn’t mean your dream of a quirky Jim and Pam office romance can’t come true. Whether your plan is to drop romantic vibes in the breakroom with some no-bake V-day sweets or turn your crush’s head with your office-approved little red dress, there’s no telling what a Valentine’s facelift can do for a busy workplace. So after blasting some retro T-Swift on your way into the office, get ready for the big day by decorating your cubicle with these V-day office supplies to really show your co-workers how to do an office Valentine’s Day right.
1. Indigo Mini Embossed Journal Pretty Thing in Bright Pink ($7): Faux-leather and gold are always a good idea — especially when it reminds you how awesome you are. Proudly display this lined journal on your desk for an extra jolt of Valentine’s Day positivity.
2. Poppin Ballpoint Pen Set ($12): These pink Poppin ballpoint pens are the next best thing to gel pens in the office — and they’re perfect for conference call doodles.
3. Little Hawthorne Mouse Pad ($12+): Love is in the air with this homemade mouse pad from Texas designer Little Hawthorne.
4. Paper Pastries Enamored Pencil Set of Six ($8): The next time your office crush asks for a pencil, hand them one of these beautifully enamored number twos for a subliminal nudge in your direction.
5. Color Me Swoon by Mel Elliott ($15): Coloring in patterns is fine and dandy if you want to relax, but what we really want during our coveted lunch break is some good old fashioned eye candy. Color in the likes of Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Jake Gyllenhall and more with this genius coloring book for adults.
6. Papyrus XOXO Zipper Pouch ($8): Get some V-day hugs and kisses — without having to talk to HR — with this classically cool Valentine’s Day pencil case from Papyrus.
7. Paper Source You Are Awesome Journal ($13): Morning minutes are so much better in a journal that doubles as a cheerleader. This awesome 184-page journal from Paper Source is exactly the kind of self-love you need to tackle the week ahead.
8. Modcloth I’ll Cell You What Charging Set ($40): Never miss an important social call (err, we mean work e-mail) again with Modcloth’s cute neon pink wall and car port charger.
9. Kate Spade New York Lips Business Card Holder ($30): Get your client’s lips moving with this flirty business card holder from Kate Spade. Its simple and glamorous design is perfect for a modern day #girlboss.
11. Paper Source Bright Pink Emoji Minimergency Kit ($21): Eight hours in an industrially lit office can wreak havoc on even the most put-together woman. Make sure you’re looking your best this V-day with this mini-size beauty emergency kit in bubble gum pink. It even comes with breath freshener… just in case!
12. Little Miss Party Pink Party in a Box ($59): For the true Valentine’s Day enthusiast, deck out your cubical with this bright collection of black and gold balloons, glittery lips food toppers, gold heart stamped birch wood forks and much, much more!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)