Wednesday, June 16, 2010

{office space: 5 delicious desks}

High-gloss white lacquered desks have long been a favorite of mine. They really give a clean and simple look with just the right amount of glam. I am also drawn to desks with a polished nickel-plated sawhorse base. Basically…to me, shiny = good when it comes to office desks! I’ve rounded up my 5 favorite desks, including examples of rooms utilizing each style.

1. The Jett Desk from Z Gallerie - Designed with clean lines, nickel plated pulls and a functional angled shelf to store magazines and books, this desk tops my wishlist right now!

via Lonny

A desk with similar styling:

2. The Parsons Desk from West Elm – This desk will always be a sleek, chic table with beautiful straight lines.

Jen of MadeByGirl used this pretty lacquered piece in her lovely home office. I love that she placed two of these desks facing each other; it really makes for an appealing layout. You can get all the details of her space by clicking here.

Another table inspired by the shape of the Parsons desk:

3. The Mason Glass Top Desk from Williams Sonoma Home - I love the classic design of a basic sawhorse desk combined with a light and airy glass top.

4. The Channing Desk from Jonathan Adler – Love the lucite knobs on this piece. The name: a reference to Bette Davis's character, Margo Channing, in All About Eve.

5. The Mason Wood Top Desk from Williams Sonoma Home – A perfect combination of a bright white top with shiny nickel-plated trestle bases!

Aren’t these all lovely? What would I want my own home office to include, you ask?? Well, many elements would be inspired by the photos above! Here’s a look at my ‘dream’ office:

1. Side chair – Jonathan Adler, 2. Octagonal mirror – One Kings Lane, 3. Jett desk – Z Gallerie, 4. Lamp – Z Gallerie, 5. Lacquered boxes – Plantation Design, 6. Books – Gabriella Sarlo, 7. Desk chair – Z Gallerie

I’ll be keeping these photos tucked away in my inspiration folder ready for the day I can start a home office makeover! What would your dream home office must-have list include?


Vanessa@decor happy said...

Great inspirational shots - your office is going to be beautiful. Mine is not as pretty and my must-have is less clutter!
Think I need to get a laptop and go wireless so I don't have the 30 cords attached to the CPU, printers, etc! I also have a lot of storage (file cabinets, drawers and closed uppers) for all the samples, info, etc. that you collect as a decorator.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Love these white desks, esp. with the turquoise chair. As for Miranda Priestley's Runway office...LOVE IT!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I LOVE the Parsons desk from West Elm. I almost bought it for my daughter's room but the dilemma was how to ship it without costing a fortune - sigh...we here in western Canada get the short end of the stick!

I did find a console style desk on Craigslist and painted it black!

I love the Chinese Chippendale chair by Jonathon Adler, that is on my wish list! Fingers are crossed I can find it somewhere for cheap!

Love your idea file, very glam and chic!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Hi Nancy - Great post..thank you for including my desk space in this roundup! I will mention you in an upcoming thank you post! :)))

DesignTies said...

Oooh, pretty desks!!!! My favourite is the Mason. I like a glass desk because it's easy to wipe clean if you get, say, paint on it (been there, done that!!) and it helps make a small office feel larger. I have a glass desk top from Ikea and I love it :-) The base isn't quite as glamourous as the gorgeous chrome sawhorse base on the Mason, though....

Your office inspiration board looks great -- hurry and get to work on it!! :-)


P.S. The zebra photo is my favourite too :-)

theLENNOXX said...

Ohh, these home offices are all so chic! I would never consider either of the desks you picked if I were to buy one at a store, but after seeing them in the context of a room I LOVE THEM ALL!!

My dream home office must-have: a computer!!

Faye said...

I like the second to the last photo. The design isn't boring and the color combination is perfect. Pink and white hues are really refreshing to look at. That's why my daughter suggested for a pink and white color combination for her home office design. Also, my husband wants to incorporate elements of modernity and elegance in the design like the awesome Charlotte office space and meeting rooms. Charlotte, NC is where we live and we're always inspired about anything made or developed in the area.

Soren Duus said...

Anyone will surely have more work done on those marvelous desks. I think that most of these tables here look good for work-from-home settings, but are also just as good for office environments. The third photo's setting is beautiful for the professionals, say an accountant.

Angela Dela Cruz said...

Delicious is the right term, alright. If I have one of these desks, I would certainly make full use of it by eating every meal on it! Hahaha. But seriously, these tables look elegant and chic. It would definitely make working a little better and inspiring.


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