Why should kids have all the back-to-school fun? We’ve pulled together dashing desks, chic office accessories and task lighting to transform your home office.

From furniture to accessories, shop all your office needs on Sotheby’s Home.

Desks That’ll Make You Want to Study

Designer Tip: A standard desk height is 28 to 30 inches, so look for a desk chair that allows enough space for you to cross your legs under the desk. Keep neck strain to a minimum by placing your computer screen at eye level, and leave at least four feet behind your desk so you have enough room to pull out your chair comfortably.

Monochromatic Modern

Paul Mayen for Intrex Furniture Monolith Desk

 

The Secretary Solution

Georgian Style Limewashed Secretary Bookcase

 

Bright Ideas

Marc Newson for Cappellini Riga Two-Drawer Desk

 

Hidden Storage Gem

Early-20th Century Baroque Style Inlaid Desk

 

A Petite Pick

David Francis Furniture Single Drawer Writing Desk

 

Refresh Your Desk with Accessories

Designer Tip: There’s no need to stock up at the office supply store when there are plenty of beautiful decorative objects to grace your desk. Repurpose items that aren’t typically desk accessories. Vases can become pencil holders and vintage jewelry boxes make great little hideaways for office supplies. Stacked baskets on nearby bookshelves or pretty file boxes are a great way to add storage for paperwork.

Flowers You Don’t Have to Water

Modern Soldered Flowers Circa 1970

 

The Golden Rule

Mid-20th Century Chinese Dragon Desk Accessories

 

Bookend Beauties

Made Goods Raina Bookends

 

Vintage Charm

Mid-Century Modern Pan American World Airways Globe

 

Clutter Collectors

20th Century Eclectic Stacking Boxes

 

Let There Be Light

Designer Tip: There are all sorts of colors and intensities of light bulbs on the market, so choose a bulb that gives off a nice bright light for working. Consider natural light that will be coming in from windows, too, as it’s best to avoid glare on computer screens and direct light in your face. Before creating your floor plan, consider the placement of outlets in a room for plugging in lamps, charging devices and powering up printers.

Vintage Italian Charm

1940-1949 Oscar Torlasco Patinated Brass Desk Lamp

 

Hang a Pendant

Denis Santachiara for FontanaArte Aurea Pendant Light

 

A Bit of Whimsy

20th Century Modern Avian Table Lamp

 

Add Pattern

Elk Lighting Scale Sketch Table Lamp

 

Adjustable Angles

Mario Bargalia-Marco Colombo for Nemo Dove Table Lamp

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