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Dress Up Your Desk This School Season

Six Must-Haves for a Stylish, Organized Study Space

With summer’s fun-filled days flying by, it’s almost time to gear up for the school season. While the thought of heading back indoors might not be too appealing right now, consider personalizing your study space so you can look forward to the time you'll spend there.

Whether you’re a student or a teacher getting ready for the upcoming school year or even a professional in need of an office update, make the most of your work space with these six easy and colorful additions suggested by Paula Berberian, creative director of WallPops, the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art from Brewster Home Fashions.

File Folders
With long days ahead filled with much to do, bring the outdoors in with these file folders from Paper Source. The Bird, Sunshine, Waves and Roses sets (clockwise from top left) makeover traditional file folders into easy desk décor that is so stunning, you’ll nearly be able to smell the beach or roses. Folders are one- and three-tabbed and approximately $7 for a set of six.

Dry Erase Calendars and Boards
Stay on top of all of your upcoming deadlines and activities by keeping a wall calendar in an easy-to-view place near your work space. Save paper and get happy with lively WallPops peel-and-stick Dry Erase Monthly Calendars or Four-Piece Calendars, featuring the designs of Jonathan Adler.

Monthly Calendars are available in Links, featuring white and green circular tie-knots over a teal background and navy border (top left image) and Honeycomb (top right image) with a classic navy and white honeycomb pattern and teal outline. Also available is a new dry-erase Diamond Message Board with a teal and navy diamond-patterned border (right).

Stay ahead of the game and plan four months in advance with the Bargello Wave Four-Piece Dry Erase Calendar set (below). The calendars feature Adler’s signature groovy waves in blue, orange, green and pink, with one wave color per calendar.

To create an overall look, opt for the coordinating wave Dry Erase Board (below right) in a rainbow of colors with an orange outline that is sold separately.

Message boards and monthly calendars are 13 by 17.75 inches and approximately $17.99 per pack. Four-Piece Dry Erase Calendar sets are 13 by 13 inches and are approximately $20.99 per pack.

The WallPops by Jonathan Adler Bargello Wave Four-Piece Dry Erase Calendar is available at The Container Store. The additional WallPops by Jonathan Adler dry erase products are sold through select retailers and online at


Don’t overlook the tools you use every day, whether it’s a tape dispenser, scissors or a stapler, update life’s daily necessities and make each day that much more special.

With this in mind, add some serious design with this ANYTHING stapler, winner of the 2009 “Best of the Best” Red Dot Award, an internationally recognized quality seal for exceptional design. The sleek-lined stapler is available in orange, yellow, turquoise and white and is vailable at for approximately $40 each.

Desk Caddies and Trays
Store all your desk essentials tastefully with these hand-painted metal desk caddies and trays. Caddies offer three connected compartments for holding writing utensils or tools along with a tray where business cards, paper clips or rubber bands can be collected. Caddies are approximately $30 each; trays, sold separately, are approximately $20 each. Both are available at

Paper Trays
Save desk space and add a touch, or a range of colors, with stackable Pierre Belvedere Paper Trays. Choose from Fuchsia, Wasabi or Chocolate. All are letter size, with cream stitching and a velvet interior. Trays are available at select retailers for approximately $26 each.

WallPops by Brewster Home Fashions is the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art on the market today with on-trend design and total coordination possibilities.


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