ATYH: How To Refresh Your Office


Designer Laure Antonetti Schutze, Allied ASID, shares tips for updating your home — or work — office.

Photography by Janet Warlick


Harmonize. “I took color cues from an existing chair, which was brown with a coral-and-pink design. I also wanted to fill some of the empty space, like the wall behind the desk,” Schutze said.

De-clutter. Containers and bins, like these from The Container Store (, are great to hold office supplies and hide clutter. Labels keep everything organized.

Go vertical. These bookcases are made from four stackable, easy-to-assemble shelves. Schutze then added accessories from Cantrell Furniture Design Center in Little Rock ( She used white, gold and a neutral brown to prevent the shelves from feeling crowded.

Neutralize. “White gives a fresh, clean feeling, which is nice in a workspace,” Schutze said. “Use neutral colors for the larger pieces, like these shelves, and add color with accessories.”

Conceal. Use rugs to hide unsightly cords.

Unify. Look locally for artwork that includes your accent colors to tie the space together. This piece was painted by Emily Cobb of Little Rock (Art E Cobb on Facebook).

Stockpile. A tray, like this one from Target, is great to corral desktop accessories, such as staplers, tape dispensers and other supplies.

Designed by

Laure Antonetti Schutze, Allied ASID
L. Antonetti Design
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1 Comment

  1. by linda young on January 21, 2016  3:48 pm

    Where were the white shelves purchased?

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