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DESK DUTY

I mentioned yesterday that I was in the midst of an office re-do. 
I love (and still have) my old campaign desk but I’ve decided to flip flop my 2 spare bedrooms (office & guest) and move my office into the larger of the two rooms in an effort to contain my stuff. Between all of my bolts of fabric, fabric memos, books, magazines, files, binders, drafting tools & styling accessories, I’m seriously bursting at the seams. I’m really tempted to show you my office its current state but in an effort to avoid totally putting myself on blast, I’ll save the pic until my new space is done…maybe that will help dull the shock.
I’m still playing around with the new floor plan, but I know I need a larger work surface (current desk is only 18.5″ deep) and storage would ideally be nice, but it’s not a deal-breaker since I’m gaining square footage. When it comes to furniture shopping my first choice is always vintage, but in the event I don’t find what I’m looking for soon enough, I’ll have to make a retail run. If you can believe it, the last piece of brand new furniture I bought was in 2005 so I’ve been busy searching the world wide web for inspiration. If it’s not going to be vintage I’m thinking streamlined & modern, so here are my top pics for Modern Office Desks…


1. Glass desk, Wisteria. Love the idea of a waterfall glass desk. It’s not a bad price at $499 (the same as a West Elm Parsons desk), but the $200 shipping surcharge really turns me off…and no one likes to be turned off!
2. Tesso desk, CB2. Glass & chrome, plus who doesn’t love a trestle desk?? $329
3. Channing desk, Jonathan Adler. Glam all the way + great hardware…the price will make you cry, though. $1750
4. Torino desk-table, CB2. I fell in love with this desk in CB2 the other day. Nice wide surface plus a huge drawer. Definitely worth $499.
5. Moderna Console Table-Desk, V&M. Ooh, love this angular desk with a lucite leg. Gorgeous…and unfortunately expensive. $2365
6. Bond desk, Jonathan Adler. Burled wood and lucite! Expensive (of course) but absolutely worth it. $2800.
7. Go-cart Bright Orange Desk, CB2. Noticing a trend here?? I love the desks at CB2 and this aluminum cart-style desk could actually be very cool (and cozy!) with the right supporting pieces. $149

Which one is your fave?

11 Comments on DESK DUTY

  1. pve design
    September 7, 2012 at 8:02 am (5 years ago)

    I love the Hendrix desk from Crate & Barrel and want it for my husband’s office.
    pve

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  2. Dayka
    September 7, 2012 at 9:53 am (5 years ago)

    @PVE-the Hendrix desk? Don’t know about it so I’ll have to check that one out.

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  3. Dayka
    September 7, 2012 at 9:56 am (5 years ago)

    It does look a little small but I love the legs! (I should mention that I’m in a chrome, brass, AND velvet stage) Price point is great!

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  4. Mrs. Chic
    September 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm (5 years ago)

    I like # 4 a lot!! For some reason I want the legs on the desk darker, but I’m on a dark walnut wood kick šŸ™‚

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  5. Dayka
    September 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm (5 years ago)

    @Katrina: if i had a choice, i’d prefer the legs darker too, but for DIYers like us, you know it’s an easy switch (thought i wouldn’t want to pay $500 AND have to refinish)!

    @kim: thanks, i’ll check that desk out. world market is one of my favorite shops!

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  6. Donna Benedetto
    September 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm (5 years ago)

    I like desk #1 it is the type of piece that you could move anywhere around the house. It would look gorgeous in a foyer, as a bedside table…the list goes on and on. You would never get tired of it!!
    Donna
    thebeneblog.com

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  7. Bernadette @B3HD
    September 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Talk about a turn off, but it’s like a slow tease…I really REALLY love #1. Shipping considered.

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