Adding Personality To Your Creative Workspace | west elm

This post comes from Samuel + Jordan in our Dallas store! You can follow along with them at @westelmdallas

Your workspace should inspire you every day. But it’s easy with any desk to over-do the accents and knick knacks to make it feel cluttered. It’s all about striking a balance.

We asked Ashley Robertson of the Teacher Diva to come style a workspace for us that represented her unique take on style. When we first met Ashley, we knew that we wanted to collaborate. A first grade teacher by day and a blogger by night, she truly embodies the unique feel of Dallas. And her desk really needs to be a place where she can be creative in her free time.

We selected a large loft across from our store to photograph the workspace. The huge windows made for a space full of clean natural light. The loft originally served as a storage unit for the power plant that resided on the lower level from the mid 1960’s all the way up to the early 2000’s.

Ashley decided early on to shoot for a minimalistic feel, using the white Parsons Desk as a foundation. Her placement of accessories was very deliberate. She placed bright colored books, flowers, printed pieces, as well as some of her personal items to really make the space her own.

Ashley had things down to a science thanks to her background as a women’s clothing stylist. The result is the perfect example of a creative workspace that is equal parts beauty and function with plenty of room to, you know, actually work.

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Styling: Ashley Robertson
Photos: Samuel Melton + Jordan Stricker

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Tamara Robertson

December 3, 2014

I would love to do this in my daughter’s room! She just turned 13 and she needs a space to do her homework and craft.

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