I’m such a fan of small spaces. Can you tell? I suppose it’s because I’m used to living in apartments and condos; we spent most of our childhood in big cities like Hong Kong and Singapore, and enjoyed condo living for its many conveniences. In fact, the only time our family really lived in a big house was when we returned to Manila for good seventeen years ago. OK, enough family history….

I absolutely adore my home office inspiration for this week. It’s all about simplicity and pops of color–a home office in a desk!

Source: bhg.com

What I love is the thoughtful use of small space: This little secretary houses everything you need in a small home office! There’s an in-out tray for incoming mail, bills, circulars from school, and other documents; a neat caddy inside holds current files; a compartmentalized container holds stationery and other office knick-knacks; a fixed hanging caddy on the side holds pens, keys and scissors, while a fixed hook makes for a neat bag hanger. The color coordination of the storage solutions, the chair, and the little accessories like the vase and the picture frame tie everything together for a colorful yet composed finish–like the ribbon on a present. I’m in love with this space!