Philadelphia Shops and Resources That’ll Help Outfit Your Dream Home Office Space
Take your WFH setup to the next level.
Working from home and looking for office supplies and essentials? Check out this list of where to shop in Philly — then take a look at how other Philadelphians are outfitting their dream WFH spaces.
1. A Custom Desk
Name your style, needs and dimensions, and Philadelphia Table Co. will design and build your piece from the ground up. (They even do sit/stand conversions.) A recent piece for Jason and Kylie Kelce included a secret cabinet for their printer, while Eagles guard Brandon Brooks asked for an inlaid quote. 158 North 3rd Street, Old City, philadelphiatablecompany.com.
2. Un-Boring Office Supplies
From Japanese bullet calendars and brass catchalls to Blackwing pencil guards and Caran d’Ache ballpoint pens, the writing tools and accessories at Omoi Zakka are so well-designed, you’ll actually want to put them on display. 41 South 3rd Street, Old City, and 1608 Pine Street, Rittenhouse; omoionline.com.
3. The Perfect Office Plant
Studies show that keeping greenery on your desk reduces stress. At Urban Jungle, you’ll find a variety of mid- and small-scale options (snake and ZZ plants are good for beginners) as well as helpful staff for making selects and all the supplies necessary to keep things growing. 1526 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk, urbanjunglephilly.com.
4. Beautiful Built-Ins
Kensington’s BOP-winning A-K Custom Interiors specializes in the exact kinds of cabinets necessary for elevating a home office: thoughtfully designed, meticulously built and subtly finished, so they don’t distract from the work at hand (or the treasures you’re planning to keep on the shelving). Akcustomcabinets.com.
5. Help Organizing Everything
Abington-based Jennifer Martin and her four-person Spruce Organizing team are whizzes at managing paper intake and creating easy-to-put-away bin systems, should the dining room table you’re currently working from still occasionally need to function as, well, a dining room table. Spruceorganizing.co.
Published as “WFH Resources” in the “The Art of the Home Office” in the December 2020 issue of Philadelphia magazine.