I’ve been so focused on Florida (though not nearly enough, as I’ve yet to order rugs, shades, or decide on the pink problem in the bathroom), that I’ve neglected organizing and upgrading in Boston. Coming back in the fall from the Cape, I’m always bothered by the amount of stuff we have. Too. Much. Stuff. It’s particularly striking because not only is the place on the Cape a lot bigger, being a house instead of an apartment, it’s white and virtually empty.
Here, in addition to crown moldings and bookshelves lined with coffee table books (one of the best perks of being a blogger), there’s , well, everything. The piles of dishes still not put away from the bar mitzvah in February (because, after all, we’re having another one this coming February), our bicycles in the living room until it gets too cold to ride and we store them, etc.
I’ve been promising my younger son that I would work on his bedroom. Meaning, I would clear out all the outgrown clothing and extra bedding I’ve been keeping in there. Done! He has the upholstered armchair that I used to nurse them on when they were babies. It’s taking up a ton of space that would be better used for a desk. He’s starting to get a fair amount of homework, plus, like me, he’s very organized, so I think he’d love to have drawers where he can store supplies.
Our other son has a little desk from IKEA, which when it’s cleared, he actually likes to use (not for homework, though). When he was away at a boarding school program this summer he lived in student housing, with a room furnished in typical dorm style (by a company like Peelmount) that outfits dorm rooms with sturdy wood beds, desks, and dressers. It’s kind of incredible that those designs haven’t changed, in like, ever. Blocky oak stands the test of time, I suppose. In any case, I’m not looking for anything as practical as all that. A small, affordable, modern desk is all we need.
Here are 42 modern desks, almost all of them well-priced (and one very extravagant example).
S H O P P I N G
1 Soft Modern Writing Desk by Sauder, $210 at All Modern.
2 MICKE desk, $49.99 at IKEA.
3 at All Modern.
4 Phillip Desk by Arteriors Home, $2,520 at All Modern.
5 Finch Desk by Gus Modern, $1,044.75 at Burke Decor.
6 Half Pipe Writing Desk by Offi, $899 at All Modern.
7 Ayers Writing Desk by Reual James, $1,338 at All Modern.
8 Jacques Desk, $3,495 at Jonathan Adler.
9 Homework Desk by Niels Bendtsen, $1,595 at DWR.
10 Reef Writing Desk by Tema, $720 at All Modern.
11 Paul McCobb Style Birch Desk, $2700 at Chairish.
12 Pilson Paprika Desk, $199 at Crate & Barrel.
13 Eames Desk Unit (EDU) by Herman Miller, $1,419 at Room & Board.
14 Rustic Storage Oak Desk, $499 at West Elm.
15 Radford Adjustable Desk in White design by Safavieh, $495 at Burke Decor.
16 Offi Wave Writing Desk, $999 at All Modern.
17 Royal Blue Vintage Campaign Desk, $795 at Chairish.
18 Executive Desk with Cabinet by Jesper Office, $2,374 at Bluefly.
19 Shutter Hall Desk, $1,350 at Furniturea.
20 Marco Desk, $799 at Crate & Barrel.
21 Delphine Desk, $1,950 at Jonathan Adler.
22 Hanh Left Desk by Euro Style, $552 at Burke Decor.
23 Eames Desk Unit (EDU) by Herman Miller, $1,419 at DWR.
24 Contrast Drawer Desk by Assembly Home, $369 at Urban Outfitters.
25 Slim Desk in Orange, $449 at Room & Board.
26 Nelson Swag Leg Desk by George Nelson for Herman Miller, $2,149 at DWR.
27 Mid-Century Desk in Thai Blue, $399 at West Elm.
28 Cant Writing Desk by Blu Dot, $599 at All Modern.
29 Poltrona Frau Fred Desk, $ stat Switch Modern.
30 Format Desk by BDI USA, $1,299 at All Modern.
31 Green Josephine Desk by Cost Plus, $199 at World Market.
32 Reclaimed Pine Cross Base Desk, $499 at West Elm.
33 Manon Desk by Italian Modern, $539.99 at All Modern.
34 Reale Desk by Moe’s Home Collection, $781.76 at Bellacor.
35 Junction Desk by Gus Modern, $1,255 at Burke Decor.
36 Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Storage Desk, $1,299 at West Elm.
37 Scrub Desk by Autobahn for De La Espada, $5,185 at Matter.
38 Fairfax Desk, $495 at Serena & Lily.
39 Companions Writing Desk by StudioIlse, $3,145 at The Future Perfect.
40 Lark Desk, $695 at Serena & Lily.
41 Pontus Desk by Pinch, $11,257 at The Future Perfect.
42 Remix Desk by Gesa Hansen , $3,065 at Matter.