Making Work Look Good

Our editor loves good design and anything blue. Check Sue’s finds from shops nearby.


I have 44 issues of Perimeter North Lifestyle to keep close at hand. Can you believe we have been publishing since March, 2013?  I need to keep my mags tidy. Bigso Kate Stockholm Magazine File, Container Store. $9.99


This Enchanted Forest Mural by Rebecca Rebouche, a native Louisianan brings a bit whinsy to a home office. Roll: 9’L, 12’W, covers 108 square feet. Anthropologie, $298


Mid Century Desk, Acorn Legs, sustainably sourced with a solid eucalyptus wood base; acacia-veneer wood drawers. A desk that’s no wallflower. I have the side table and dresser to call my own. West Elm $599


Electric kettle, for my tea and mid-afternoon chai lattes.

Known for their wonderfully retro appliances, Smeg has launched a joyfully designed small kitchen appliance collection based on the curved and compact lines of postwar design. Crate and Barrel. $129


UGG Australia, Coquette Flora Perforated Genuine Sheepskin Slipper. Did I mention that I work from home?  These are hearty enough to go to the mailbox when the new Perimeter North arrives, fancy enough not to be too embarrassed if I forget to take them off when I head out to run errands. DSW Warehouse, Dunwoody,  $119


World’s Away Colette G Chandelier. Shed some light on your fancier side with this star. From Kudzu and Company, Sandy Springs. $669


The perfect afternoon snack or a sweet gift for someone nice. Louis Sherry Premium Chocolates. Ethically sourced from Ecuador to Madagascar to the Caribbean coast of Venezuela these morsels are packaged in the traditional Sherry’s tin, a recast of the original, now more than 100 years old. Diane Johnson Interiors, Alpharetta.