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Top 10 Executive Desk Accessories

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

January 24, 2011
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Contributed by Denise McGill, Catalogs.com Info Guru

An executive office has an air that is uniquely its own. It’s way beyond the cubicle, and more than an associate’s office …

Rich wood furniture, fine art work lush seating, and no glaring overhead lights all lend to the feel of lavishness. There is nothing “junior” about an executive office.

So be sure not to skimp on executive desk accessories when ordering the essentials. This list of top 10 executive desk accessories not only makes an executive desk look fabulous, but also maintains a position of status.


10. Leather planner



There is nothing quite like the smell of rich leather exuding from the massive desk of the executive. Add the perfect finishing touch when you top your executive desk with a fine leather planner or journal to add that “too cool for phone apps” look. Retro? Possibly. But still awesome. Think of it as “hipster” for people who earn a real paycheck.

9. Desk calendar



The function of the desk calendar is to keep the executive up to date. Whether jotting down important meetings or just doodling, the desk calendar is always right at their fingertips ready to fill the day.

8. Paperweight



The paperweight, especially if it is crystal, is always a great showpiece to place on a wooden desk. The desk paperweight usually clues you in on the executive’s passions or hobbies. It looks like this executive is an avid golfer outside of the office and on those extremely long luncheons.

7. Swarovksi crystal pen



Even the simplest of executive desk accessories should not be overlooked. A fine writing pen holds the distinction of fine craftsmanship and conveys the message that the holder of this pen is a person of “authority” and style. And throwing in just a tiny bit of bling doesn’t hurt either.

6. Pen holder



Of course, if you have a Montblanc pen you will need the proper desk accessory to display the prized possession. A fancy pen stand is in order. After all, you can’t have a fine pen laying around on top of the desk or in a drawer. It demands a place of respect.

5. Bookends



Bookends, with scholarly books stored between them of course, are a great addition for the top of a desk. If they are made of brass, bronze, or crystal … all the better. Executive desk accessories have an image to uphold and bookends that are also a work of art are a definite plus.

4. Desk lamp



Subtle, comfortable lighting gives the office a warm and homey feel. A desk lamp with a soft glow is preferred over harsh overhead lighting. A desk lamp with a sturdy pedestal base and some ornate décor lend a touch of class to the executive’s workday.

3. Desk clock



Time is money and a desk clock encased in marble should be front and center of an executive desk. This accessory not only looks good, but also assures tee time is never missed. (Goes together well with the paperweight!)

2. Elegant photo frame



Even the busiest executive needs to remember why they work so hard. And what better way to stay connected to the people you love than with a framed photo on your desk? Select a beautiful frame to work with your office decor, like this Kate Spade design from Lenox. You’ll have your loved ones in view, and visitors to your office will know where your heart lives. Perfect!

1. High-end mousepad



For the executive that has everything, how can you resist a mouse pad rug with fringe and made of silk! No ordinary mouse pad will do when accessorizing an executive desk. Vivid colors and elaborate detailing is the only way to house an executive mouse.



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