DIY Home Office and Desk Tour — A Designer’s Workspace

  • Published: 07 January 2019
  • We all need a space where we can feel productive, focused, and creatively inspired. In this video I'll take you through my DIY process of updating my workspace, how I set up my MacBook Pro & PC, and give you a tour of my home office.

    Want buy something from the video? See a breakdown of all the items in my office on my Kit link*: 👉

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    📖 Read my 5 tips to optimize your own workspace:

    You find out more about me at:

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    🎯 THE GOAL
    I'm a designer and content creator, so I wanted to optimize the space for my creative needs. My overall goal was to have a home office that is clean and minimal in design. I wanted to make it as comfortable as possible, so I can focus for long periods of time.

    🎨 THE WALL
    The wall color is “Satin Black” by Behr

    🗄 THE DESK
    Ikea Hammarp Oak kitchen countertop from Ikea.
    Ikea Alex drawers (Base)
    Table finish: Watco Danish Oil
    Learn more about wood finishes here:

    15" MacBook Pro
    Custom built GPU PC
    Logitech Craft Keyboard
    Logitech Master MX2S mouse
    Dell Ultra wide 34” Display Monitor

    Lino chair by Herman Miller
    Ikea foot rest
    Grovemade monitor stand

    Skadis modular peg board system

    I used some cable ties and 3M adhesive hooks to route and manage all of my cables.

    Featured in this video are prints from:
    Durham Brand
    Gian Galang
    Phantom City Creative

    Need help taking the first step and decluttering?
    Watch this video from Matt DeAvella:
    And look up the Konmari Method by Marie Kondo

    If you have a question about anything in the video, leave me a comment and I'll do my best to answer it.

    *Just a small note for the product links provided: I’ll get a very small commission at no extra cost to you. This will help me immensely to continue to make videos like this.

    Hello. I'm Matthew Encina. I'm the Chief Content Officer at The Futur and a Creative Director at Blind. I’m a Filipino-American. Born and raised in LA. I studied Graphic Design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. I've been a creative professional for over 15 years directing, designing, and animating for some pretty awesome clients.

    I love to rock climb, break dance, train in combat sports, play video games, drink coffee, and nerd out on video games and comic books.

    You find out more about me at:

    You can find me on many platforms:
    The Futur:

    It's nice to meet you.

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Comments • 3 557

  • Matthew Encina
    Matthew Encina   3 months back

    Because I got asked a lot of questions, I decided to write an article on the 5 things I did to transform my workspace into a place of focus, comfort, and productivity. Read it here:

    • Arquiteto Luciano Capelo
      Arquiteto Luciano Capelo  1 weeks back

      Hello, I'm a Brazilian architect and I started a channel if I could sign up and give it, like I thank you

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina   2 weeks back

      Dilacerate look up phantom city creative

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina   2 weeks back

      Faizal Jariwala resting

    • Dilacerate
      Dilacerate  2 weeks back

      Do you have a link to the godzilla artwork?

  • Talensta Melldha
    Talensta Melldha  6 hours back

    Money is the important thing before you do all of this hahaha

    • Cheese Travels
      Cheese Travels  9 hours back

      what's the last song called in your video?

      • Matthew Encina
        Matthew Encina   5 hours back

        Cheese Travels forgot the name, but it’s all from the Epidemic library. You can check them out through my affiliate link:

    • Caixas & Games
      Caixas & Games  20 hours back

      Show 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

      • ahiya steiner
        ahiya steiner  21 hours back

        Thank you

        • Phil Biha
          Phil Biha  23 hours back

          Did you screw the countertop to the drawers or attach it in any way? Or is it just sitting on top?

          • Matthew Encina
            Matthew Encina   5 hours back

            Phil Biha sitting on top. Rubber legs in between that came with the Alex drawers

        • JOHN JAMES
          JOHN JAMES  23 hours back


          • N H
            N H  23 hours back

            Dude, this has super inspired me. I've had all kinds of neat ideas but there was never any coherent flow between them. This video has really helped me to tie it altogether. I really appreciate you making this, thanks!!

            • Ahmed Benjherab
              Ahmed Benjherab  1 days back

              OMG WTF !!!

              • The Aditya Singh
                The Aditya Singh  1 days back

                Good job dude

                • Pritesh Shirsat
                  Pritesh Shirsat  2 days back

                  Dope stuff

                  • Mauro
                    Mauro  2 days back

                    Where to buy that mousemat? You didn't add the link for that. I'm sick of having to clean the sweat spots on my flat black mat, something like yours with texture might look better with use.

                  • Eliazah Obiri
                    Eliazah Obiri  2 days back

                    Great Video! how much did it cost you with the SYSTEM UNIT AND MONITOR please?

                    • Eliazah Obiri
                      Eliazah Obiri  1 days back

                      +Matthew Encina Ohkay. Thank you.

                    • Matthew Encina
                      Matthew Encina   1 days back

                      Eliazah Obiri I’m not sure what you’re including but if it’s just my pc around $7k

                  • Audrey De Leon
                    Audrey De Leon  2 days back

                    Your style reminds me of Matt d' Avella's videos definitely love this! Organization and interior designing are my interests at an age of 16 and this gave me an idea thank you!

                    • le joseph
                      le joseph  2 days back

                      and his name is ENCINA!

                      • fabian zamudio
                        fabian zamudio  2 days back

                        Hi, i have a question. What measures does the desk have? (width, long thickness)

                        • Matthew Encina
                          Matthew Encina   1 days back

                          fabian zamudio should be in the description of the product. I don’t know off hand. Check the links

                      • Austin Knibb
                        Austin Knibb  2 days back

                        how did you manage to get the mouse to switch between computers? i bought it because i use both mac and PC however the mouse will not switch between the two (but i can use them for each but not without disconnecting and reconnecting every time

                        • Matthew Encina
                          Matthew Encina   2 days back

                          Austin Knibb you can connect to both via Bluetooth. And assign each machine to one of the numbers 1 2 3

                      • Satyabrata Roul
                        Satyabrata Roul  2 days back

                        Nice Video Dude,loved your room design. It inspires me to design my room like this.

                        • Teshan Nawarathne
                          Teshan Nawarathne  3 days back

                          Excellent work

                          • abaswilderness
                            abaswilderness  3 days back

                            Nice setup but damn, ease up on the bokeh.

                            • abaswilderness
                              abaswilderness  2 days back

                              Well then, embrace the heck out of it. Either way, it looks like you’re doing great.

                            • Matthew Encina
                              Matthew Encina   2 days back

                              abaswilderness sorry. Sucker for it. Don’t think I will anytime soon.

                          • Loovelydee
                            Loovelydee  3 days back

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                            • BeastHugzHD
                              BeastHugzHD  3 days back

                              0:54 oh God I already know I'm gonna have a hard time

                              • FAHIM ABBRAR
                                FAHIM ABBRAR  3 days back

                                Bro your video quality is so good

                                • ultradeadd
                                  ultradeadd  3 days back

                                  you just earned a subscriber, great videography.

                                • Jake Leatherman
                                  Jake Leatherman  3 days back

                                  Dude. I watch a LOT of YouTube. Your different, that’s why I watch.

                                  • Apple iTunes
                                    Apple iTunes  3 days back

                                    Thx dude its really cool vdo

                                    • Fiqih Akbari
                                      Fiqih Akbari  3 days back

                                      masalahnya saya tidak punya uang untuk mewujudkan semua yang seperti itu

                                      • August Kapogiannis
                                        August Kapogiannis  3 days back

                                        Υou inspire us! Υου gave me some good ideas, thank you!!

                                        • LiYe Tong
                                          LiYe Tong  3 days back


                                          • Abdul Sameeu
                                            Abdul Sameeu  3 days back


                                            • James Kim
                                              James Kim  4 days back

                                              Hi Matt, did you sand the counter top with 120 grit first, and 8 times of 320 grit?

                                              • Matthew Encina
                                                Matthew Encina   3 days back

                                                James Kim not necessarily 8 times. Just to the smoothness I wanted

                                            • B3A5T 125
                                              B3A5T 125  4 days back

                                              This is amazing

                                              • o_scarBoy
                                                o_scarBoy  4 days back

                                                nice workspace.

                                                • Geek Street
                                                  Geek Street  4 days back

                                                  Great video bro, got me thinking and toying with ideas for my own office setup. Thanks.

                                                  • rohanjgeorge
                                                    rohanjgeorge  4 days back

                                                    I always spend a lot of time and money getting my workplace and home productive and then just slack off afterwards

                                                    • alwan media
                                                      alwan media  4 days back

                                                      Good like

                                                      • Optimal Review
                                                        Optimal Review  4 days back

                                                        This video inspired me so much! Great job Matt!

                                                      • Isadora Lopes
                                                        Isadora Lopes  4 days back


                                                        • Chugin
                                                          Chugin  5 days back

                                                          I need a 63 inch table top with drawers

                                                          • Josh TechGamer
                                                            Josh TechGamer  5 days back

                                                            i like your video great room and good job on the office.

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                                                              - -  5 days back

                                                              awesome, amazing!

                                                              • Jason Peterson
                                                                Jason Peterson  5 days back

                                                                Did you just set the wood top on the alex stands? Or did you bolt it on?

                                                                • Matthew Encina
                                                                  Matthew Encina   3 days back

                                                                  Rubber feet that came with the drawers

                                                                • Jason Peterson
                                                                  Jason Peterson  4 days back

                                                                  +Matthew Encina What is "it"? The ikea counter came with rubber grips? I'm thinking of using a solid bamboo countertop thanks to your advise. It's more my style and will match my Bamboo A5 + speakers. Love this idea!

                                                                • Matthew Encina
                                                                  Matthew Encina   4 days back

                                                                  Jason Peterson set it on. The rubber grips it came with holds it still

                                                              • Jason Peterson
                                                                Jason Peterson  5 days back

                                                                Marie Kondo was here lol.

                                                              • Michelle Baker
                                                                Michelle Baker  5 days back

                                                                I love your space. Thank you for the inspiration!

                                                                • jatin kharbanda
                                                                  jatin kharbanda  5 days back

                                                                  which scree do u have?

                                                                  • Matthew Encina
                                                                    Matthew Encina   5 days back

                                                                    jatin kharbanda check out the link in the description. All my details are there

                                                                • Varun Arron
                                                                  Varun Arron  5 days back


                                                                  • 东写西读
                                                                    东写西读  5 days back


                                                                    • Marko Nikolic
                                                                      Marko Nikolic  5 days back

                                                                      No ashtray!