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 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 • 2 672

  • Matthew Encina
    Matthew Encina   1 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:

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina   4 days back

      Mario Quezada awesome! I think I got it at Flynn’s arcade at Disneyland while they had it up.

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina   4 days back

      Sonata: the shelves were bought a decade ago from a third party. Not sure the brand?

    • sonata6100
      sonata6100  5 days back

      Hi Matthew! Thank you for this video, it's super helpful and inspiring. I'm wondering where you got the shelves to the right of the white Ikea cube shelves? I believe it has black and white sliding doors, with a printer on top. Thanks!

    • Mario Quezada
      Mario Quezada  5 days back

      Matthew Encina hey “Flynn’s Arcade”! I was working at 42 Entertainment at that time and I worked on the huge installation at Comic Con in San Diego that year. Small world. Love the video, about to head into that same project myself. Thanks for the great content.

    • sammi yuiek
      sammi yuiek  6 days back

      😊 😊 😊 😊win love the design. love the #LUMIY desk lamp. Sooo soo good. 😊 😊 😊

  • Please Subcribe
    Please Subcribe  16 minutes back

    Wow... Best thank you, I'm from Indonesia

    • JRG02
      JRG02  58 minutes back

      What is your job again???

      • Pretin27
        Pretin27  3 hours back

        Great job

        • Nitish kurrey
          Nitish kurrey  3 hours back

          Fucking lot of money required... To do so

          • Mr. Chief Slapaho
            Mr. Chief Slapaho  4 hours back

            Your setup is NOT minimalist AT ALL 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 wtf

            • SONER AVCI
              SONER AVCI  5 hours back

              i love it

              • Terissa Thai
                Terissa Thai  7 hours back

                This is the first video that I watched from u, and DUDE I love it

                • koiohw13
                  koiohw13  8 hours back

                  "chuy made the cut" haahahah great! and cute

                  • whatsupMikEe
                    whatsupMikEe  9 hours back

                    I really like what you did with your office space, comfort and functionality, thank you for your great ideas!!
                    new subscriber here.

                    • Catherine Lamonde
                      Catherine Lamonde  10 hours back

                      Where is your keyboard / mouse pad from? Beautiful! :)

                      • Ne Tra
                        Ne Tra  10 hours back

                        Great work!! I love your set up.

                        • Imad 2Rap ♪
                          Imad 2Rap ♪  11 hours back

                          wow i feel life ... like it

                          • Jakub Chrobot
                            Jakub Chrobot  12 hours back

                            Love your 2014 comic-con Godzilla poster! <3

                            • Eshan Haval
                              Eshan Haval  13 hours back

                              Are those figures from Mezco?

                              • Mali
                                Mali  13 hours back

                                This video is absolutely amazing, I’ve hit a gold mine, I can take these tips into upgrading my room as well, so satisfying to watch and look at this room, fab camera work, really, really good video, well done dude.

                                • Gouud Mason
                                  Gouud Mason  14 hours back

                                  nice work bro

                                  • Abdullah Warraich
                                    Abdullah Warraich  14 hours back

                                    man that was an awesome room tour

                                    • Filo Schle
                                      Filo Schle  14 hours back

                                      I can imagine u don't have cats

                                      • steven e.
                                        steven e.  14 hours back

                                        love it. great job!

                                        • Lorena De Lara
                                          Lorena De Lara  15 hours back

                                          Thanks for sharing your office space with us and providing great content!!

                                          • Автошоу VIN-КОД

                                            665$ Insanely expensive chair

                                            • Samuel Schönenberger
                                              Samuel Schönenberger  17 hours back

                                              First time watching your channel and I've got to say that this looks so nice, I want to copy it
                                              I do not need all of that Camera stuff though

                                              • Tiger In the Desert
                                                Tiger In the Desert  17 hours back

                                                This has inspired me to rework my workspace. Can't wait to get started.

                                                • Juan Newsome
                                                  Juan Newsome  18 hours back

                                                  Thanks for this post. I love your office space and I'm going to use this to reorganize.

                                                  • Rabar 84
                                                    Rabar 84  18 hours back

                                                    I wat to bay it

                                                    • Hamode Burhan
                                                      Hamode Burhan  19 hours back

                                                      Thank you good stuff bro

                                                      • TECHNICAL RAVI
                                                        TECHNICAL RAVI  20 hours back

                                                        Very nice setup

                                                        • Shubham Kulkarni
                                                          Shubham Kulkarni  21 hours back

                                                          This was so well thought of. Great work!

                                                          • Mira Rama
                                                            Mira Rama  22 hours back

                                                            I really like ur vedios 💪

                                                            • Koechli Jonas
                                                              Koechli Jonas  22 hours back

                                                              What is the name of the song at 0:30?

                                                              • ezham ezender
                                                                ezham ezender  1 days back

                                                                How to combine pc windows and mac system in one device ?

                                                                • SK-Series
                                                                  SK-Series  1 days back

                                                                  I love this ur genius

                                                                  • kmh
                                                                    kmh  1 days back

                                                                    wow!! downside we dont have IKEA here.. i think im gonna copy your set up

                                                                    • Matthew Encina
                                                                      Matthew Encina   1 days back

                                                                      kmh you can order from amazon:

                                                                  • Reginald Loiseau
                                                                    Reginald Loiseau  1 days back

                                                                    Thank you for the inspo, Matt.

                                                                    • Break Your Mood
                                                                      Break Your Mood  1 days back


                                                                      • Ryan Callahan
                                                                        Ryan Callahan  1 days back

                                                                        Awesome video man, really innovative & collectively minded! I really enjoyed the watch & it truly gave me some great ideas ! Thank you & keep up the hard work brotha!

                                                                      • David Lord
                                                                        David Lord  1 days back

                                                                        Nicely done! I took a lot of notes from your wisdom. Thank you!

                                                                        • David Lord
                                                                          David Lord  21 hours back

                                                                          +Matthew Encina Thank you! I will!

                                                                        • Matthew Encina
                                                                          Matthew Encina   1 days back

                                                                          David Lord check out the pinned comment too. I made an article with a bunch of my tips

                                                                      • Diogenes de Matos Carvalho Junior

                                                                        Nice work man! Congrats!

                                                                        • Alex Lac.
                                                                          Alex Lac.  1 days back

                                                                          nice room

                                                                          • Carlos Domínguez
                                                                            Carlos Domínguez  1 days back

                                                                            Subscribed. Outstanding content. To be honest, one of the best videos I’ve seen in a while.

                                                                          • lamya MS
                                                                            lamya MS  1 days back

                                                                            great work pravooo

                                                                            • Smoulderingmel
                                                                              Smoulderingmel  1 days back

                                                                              Thank you, for sharing your thoughts.↑

                                                                              • Albert Thaqi
                                                                                Albert Thaqi  1 days back

                                                                                Can you send a link to where you bought those specific pegs for your Skadis modular peg board please

                                                                                • Matthew Encina
                                                                                  Matthew Encina   1 days back

                                                                                  Albert Thaqi

                                                                              • S O M A
                                                                                S O M A  1 days back


                                                                                • Eglu Megad
                                                                                  Eglu Megad  2 days back

                                                                                  I see you're a Marie Kondo fan.

                                                                                • Haithem sousse
                                                                                  Haithem sousse  2 days back

                                                                                  Try to add a nano tank my friend

                                                                                • Jhoshua Perez
                                                                                  Jhoshua Perez  2 days back

                                                                                  "I like to keep these here, to remind myself to not grow up quickly" Love that.