Just in time for spring, domino
market editor Elaina Sullivan
revamps a fashionista’s cluttered
work space, injecting some
Market Editor, Domino
style director, DailyCandy
Sleek and organized, with
pops of Bufalini’s personality.
storage pieces to
keep deep drawers orderly.
For the past 10 years, Danielle Bufalini has been serving up some
of the hottest trends across the globe as the style director for
DailyCandy. The Ohio native has won a reputation for her fresh
aesthetic and expertise regarding all things fashion, food, and
beauty. With a daily work routine that involves scouting, writing,
and overseeing the major content for the site as well as its
popular city guides, Bufalini has little time to keep her desk as
visually appealing as her fad forecasts. “I’m in and out of the
office all day because of meetings and appointments,” she says.
“My desk ends up looking like a drop-off station for my daily
essentials instead of a stimulating place to work.”
Enter domino market editor Elaina Sullivan, who
has a penchant for creating organized spaces that
don’t forfeit style or personality. Sullivan started
by installing a magnetic mood board for pinning
helpful reminders as well as personal photos and
images—and to keep morale positive during
stressful workdays. To cut back desktop clutter, she
filled one of Bufalini’s deep drawers with colorful
acrylic storage boxes for an unexpectedly stylish
vertical scheme. Then, she used sleek transparent
organizers and bold accent pieces—such as Lucite
file holders and bright geometric trays—to keep the
desktop tidy but personable. “Being at your desk
should be inspiring,” Sullivan explains. “I wanted to
create an area that was full of charisma but
manageable amid Danielle’s chaotic schedule.”
Sullivan used the colorful containers
to make an eye-catching grid.
Colorful textured vessels
add spirit to daily essentials.
The end result is a clean start for the season,
with a harmonious mix of occupational form and
function. With the use of a few colorful trays,
vibrant plants, and sleek storage boxes, Sullivan
transformed the crowded hub into a chic nook
ideal for sparking productivity. “It’s a breath of
fresh air!” Bufalini exclaimed upon first seeing her
made-over desk. “She’s taken all these functional
pieces and incorporated elements of my style
that make the space both useful and beautiful.”
Geometric trinket holders are
as stylish as they are functional.
Trays help corral
Multicolored tabs contribute
a playful touch to vertical files.
Plants—especially in bright vases—
breathe life into a work space.