Shelves are just a starting point: add boxes of all shapes and sizes, labeled jars, and hooks to kick your desk storage up a notch. They're great for keeping tiny odds and ends tucked away, but they also add a fun, colorful design to your office.
Image above: Julia and I share a workspace, as evidenced by the mixture drawing implements and yarn! A computer, lots of paper and pencils, and the occasional brayer and paintbrush are my primarily tools.
Sneak Peek: A Chicago Apartment with a Sartorial Approach. "I painted one wall in my office with chalkboard paint so I can keep track of my daily to-do list. The vintage metal faux bamboo chair was purchased at Jayson Home.