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

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

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.

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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 color is “Satin Black” by Behr

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.

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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.

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It’s nice to meet you.

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Matthew Encina says:

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:

Scott Davis says:

You are a very interesting person

baygon semprot says:

My fckng issue here is money. Sorry

Jose Ramos says:

Dope setup man!

YH T says:

1:58 Which is the car model? The chair looks good.

24ZEPACDC says:

How did you connect the desk to the drawers?

Nasser Amparna says:

love the minimalistic workstation. will never make you feel tired.

Akasha says:

dope creative space, Matt 💯

Wisnu DjatiPrasodjo says:

I like your work space

MR. MiXJR says:


die Geschichten says:

Hey Matthew.
Can you tell me what dimensions the white shelf has over the monitor (especially the depth)?
Really Nice setup. Best regards from Germany.

Hhouth says:

And all of this make your wallet very minimalistic

Nasser Manasreh says:

there is a program called synergy that allows one set of keyboard and mouse to be used across multiple MacBooks or pcs without having to press any buttons. if your mac is to the right of your pc, you just move your mouse to your mac and it instantly transfers it to another device seamlessly

R007r says:

Excellent desk steup

Jonery Ann Berame says:

Haaays ang ganda

iivanov86 says:

and what about lighting at night?

dannyhidefire says:

How soon after you applied linseed oil did you sand it?

Pumas says:


Cédric Ly says:

This video is so pleasing to watch. From the awesome time-lapses to the very aesthetically pleasing shots, to the storytelling and your calm and relaxing voice, I think I'll watch this video on a weekly basis just to feel good lol.

I've been following TheFutur for a while now, got tremendous amount of value from you guys, and have bought courses that the team put out, which helped me a lot in my career!

I am so glad I found out about your YouTube Channel, Matthew.

I've always liked how well you expressed and articulated your thoughts. I hope you keep posting super inspiring, valuable, and aesthetically pleasing videos like these, because they make my day, and I know I'm not the only one who can say that.

Also, do you plan on making some merch or things we can buy from you? Maybe an online course? I would love to support you and what you do!


Zakwan Salleh says:

hi, really like your setup! what is the length of the shelf above you desk?

naz hunzai says:

If you have money you can do anything…!!

Marc Yourath says:

Good job dude ! It's very inspiring to me ! Huge thanks !

Nims Islander says:

Are you Filipino

Bob Smith says:

Thanks for this video Matthew, gives me inspiration to redo my office at home and make it ergonomically safe.

Taner ÜNER says:

linnmon is everywhere -.-"

空Akon says:

It‘s quite smart how you organised all your stuff and the time you spent is totally worth it !

Scott Robbins says:

Thank s for sharing!!!!!

missguided says:

Randomfrankp desk?

rebuke rebuke says:

This is one of best presentations I've ever watched..
4.9‌‌ star ♥

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