midcentury home office
The cool and colorful furnishings in this home office take it from being a stodgy workspace to a grown-up playroom. Photo by Bret Gum.

Needless to say, you work hard for your money. And whether you’re working a 9 to 5 and need a place to write that novel or you’re living the good life freelancing from home, the perfect midcentury home office is what you need. You’ve got the space all picked out, but what kind of furniture do you need? What kind of office accessories are you interested in? We’ve got you covered with this week’s 8 picks to help you with a job well done!

You can’t build a midcentury home office without the perfect desk and this sleek number is the perfect place to start. Anchor your space with the Linea Desk and all the rest will fall into place!

You can’t sit at your desk without a swivel chair—it’s just a fact. So if you’re going to get a chair specific to  your midcentury home office, you might as well go for the Baxton Studio Bruce Walnut and Black Modern Office Chair.

Genius requires a comfortable space, and there’s no better place to lie back and look pensive than an office sofa. We’re quite partial to the Tyler Sofa…can you guess why?

Books, files, office supplies—all of these things need a place to live. A midcentury bookcase is a must for an office, and with a variety of cabinets, drawers and good looks (meow!), the Arne Vodder Upright Cabinet Bookcase, is a solid investment.

No desk setup is complete without a desk lamp, and since the rest of this furniture is going all out with midcentury wood, it only makes sense your lamp will, too! The Clamp Mini Table Lamp is sleek, stylish and goes with your whole wood-grain vibe!

If you’re going to make sales calls or join conference calls, why not do it in style? Etsy, naturally, has a slew of vintage phones you’ll love, like this retro “donut” or “handbag” phone in a hot accent color.

Your next memo should be as hip as the ideas themselves! Customize your office stationery to match your brand with the Erin Condren Midcentury Circles Notepad in signature (shown), neutral or any color your decor desires.

Last but never least, your midcentury home office would not be worth of that name without a distraction—er, decorative desk art. While the Eames Bird is never old hat, we’re quite partial to the Ekko Standing Circles Mobile designed by Matthew Richards. It’s the Newton’s Cradle of the midcentury!