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Get the Look: 42 Modern Desks For Your Home Office

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).

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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.

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Get the Look: 30 Colorful Dining Chairs

Oddly, in all these years, I’ve yet to pull together a roundup of modern dining chairs. I’ve done Get the Look posts for modern patio chairs, modern desk chairs, and modern dining tables, and plenty of other furnishings, but alas, no modern dining chairs. Until now. There’s quite a variety here. There all modern silhouettes, but some are wooden, others acrylic or plastic; only a couple have upholstered seats.

All of these modern dining chairs sport fun colors. There’s a dining room photo by Petra Bindel that I’ve been kind of obsessed with, featuring three Muuto Nerd chairs in pastels around a pale wood table in a white room. When I decorated the dining room in my friend Meredith’s NYC condo, we used Eames chairs in three different colors around a Saarinen pedestal table.

There are more brightly colored modern dining chairs around than you may think. Made.com has several chairs in fun colors, including a hot pink that’d make Barbie blush. Home furnishings site Lulu & Georgia is full of color, with a couple of great purple dining chairs, among others. Crate & Barrel and West Elm sometimes have amazing colors too, but you have to get them quick because they tend to only stock them for a season; and of course, Ikea is worth checking too.

Here are my 30 colorful, modern dining chair picks.

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S H O P P I N G 

1. Stacking Chair by Lucian Randolph Ercolani

3. Globus Chair by Jesús Gasca for Stua

4. Yeva Side Chair 

5. Edge Chair by Novague 

6. Cornell Chair

7. Pushpin Chair

8. L’eau Chairs

9. Ruby Chair

10. Dwight Chair 

11. Butterfly Chair by Lucian Randolph Ercolani

12. Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck

13. Isabella Leather Wrapped Side Chair 

14. Nerd Chair by David Geckeler for Muuto

15. About A Chair AAC22 by Hee Welling for Hay

16. Tucker Chair

17. Bleecker Chair by Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler

18. Modern Dining Chair

19. About A Chair AAC12 by Hee Welling for Hay

20. 111 Navy Chair by Emeco

21. Maui Armless Chair by Vico Magistretti

22. Veda Chair

23. Vintner Side Chair

24. Era Chair by Michael Thonet 

25. Alchemia Side Chair 

26. Eiffel Dining Chair

27. Nadia Side Chair

28. Wishbone Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn

29. Kitsch Dining Chairs 

30. J110 Chair by Poul M. Volther for Hay Denmark

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Get the Look: White + Wood Furniture and Accessories

WHITE AND WOOD FURNITURE AND HOME ACCESSORIES

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S H O P P I N G

1 Nordic Candleholder by Design House Stockholm, $69 at Horne.
2 Steelwood Chair by Magis, $658 at Nova68.
3 Cerno Silva Desk Lamp, $427.91 at Lamps Plus.
4 Woody Dining Table by Lime Studio, $249 at CB2.
5 Oiva Serving Pot by Sami Ruotsalainen, $65 at Marimekko.
6 Nest Cabinet by MADE $2,350–$5,350 at 2Modern.
7 Coral 400 Pendant by David Trubridge, $290–$360 at 2Modern.
8 Alessi Ape Aperitivo Collection, $58-$220 at Module-R.
9 PS 2012 Bamboo Side Table by Henrik Preutz, $29.99 at IKEA.
10 Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman, $5,729 at Yliving.
11 Oeuf Crib, $940 at Fawn & Forest.
12 Marvin Coat Rack by Gareth Neal, $195 at The Future Perfect.
13 RBP Oat Pillow with Leather Trim, $44.95 at CB2.
14 Bundle Corian Side Table, $479 at Horne.
15 Alba Credenza by Jannis Ellenberger, $599 at CB2.
16 PS 2012 Pine Mirror by Ehlén Johansson, $49.99 at IKEA.
17 Les Perles Candlestick by Y’a Pas Le Feu Au Lac, $75 at Woonwinkel.
18 Festa Chopping Board by Serafino Zani, £63.50 at Made In Design.
19 Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley 901 by Artek, $2,230 at Matter.
20 Scrapwood Bucketseat by Piet Hein Eek, $735 at The Future Perfect.
21 TORNA Floor Lamp by Ehlén Johansson, $99.99 at IKEA.
22 Petite Chair, $139 at CB2.
23 Thorsten Van Elten Pigeon Light, $140 at Greener Grass Design.
24 PIK Vase by Y’a Pas Le Feu Au Lac, $95 at Horne.
25 Ceramic Vase with Wood Top, $19.99–$39.99 at West Elm.
26 Source Chair by Trevyn+Julian McGowan, $159.99 at West Elm.
27 Woody Shelving System by Hay, $840 at Finnish Design Shop.
28 Segesta Wood Chair by Alias, £273 at Made In Design.
29 Compass Trestle Legs by Matthew Hilton for SCP, $750 at Horne.
30 Vase by Javier Gutiérrez+Laurent Serin, $49.80 at DWR.

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Scheming: Meredith + Daniel’s Dining Spaces

It’s been a while since I’ve reported on Meredith & Daniel’s apartment; I definitely owe you some schemes. It’s coming together. The apartment has two living room/dining room spaces, each on either side of the kitchen. One will function as the playroom/family room with a casual eating area. The other is a more grown-up living room and dining room. Both are still usable by any age—the grown-up one is hardly formal, but it will be  a toy-free zone (we hope!). As you can see, the tables and chairs for both are quite durable and versatile. A glam sputnik dresses up the adult space.

 

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Get the Look: 48 Office Chairs that Swivel

As I mentioned yesterday, I need a new desk chair. Not only is mine falling apart, lately, the seat seems really hard. (Not sure why, all of a sudden.) So, when Tesco (yes, the British supermarket) got in touch asking me to tout its great office chairs selection, I figured it was a good a time as any to investigate. I found the usual suspects by Knoll and Herman Miller at Design Within Reach and Smart Furniture, and some high end contemporary models at Hive and Unica Home. Of course I browsed IKEA, West Elm, and CB2 for some less expensive choices too.

My favorites, the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair and the Eames Aluminum Executive, are both way too expensive, Any other thoughts? Here’s my desk:

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S H O P P I N G

1 Eros Castors by Philippe Starck for Kartell, $517 at Hive.

2 Amia Chair by Steelcase, $629 at Smart Furniture.

3 MultiGeneration Hybrid by Formway for Knoll, $340 at Smart Furniture.

4 Admire Office Chair, $348 at Zinc Door.

5 Cherner Task Chair by Norman Cherner, $1499 at DWR.

6 Hudson Task Chair by Philippe Starck for Emeco, $1,980 at DWR.

7 Bubble Camel Leather Office Chair, $229 at CB2.

8 Criss Cross Office Chair, $248 at Zinc Door.

9 Bungee Office Chair, $139 at The Container Store.

10 Sayl Task Chair by Yves Béhar for Herman Miller, $499 at DWR.

11 JULES Junior Desk Chair, $34.99 at IKEA.

12 Aeron Chair by Donald Chadwick+William Stumpf, $849 at MoMA Store.

13 Freedom Task Chair by Niels Diffrient for Humanscale, $799 at YLiving.

14 Uno Multi-Purpose Mid-Back Chair by Steelcase, $309 at Wayfair.

15 Trafico High-Back  Chair by dCOR Design, $151.59 at Wayfair.

16 Crescent Office Chair, $370 at InMod.

17 Eames Soft Pad Group Mgt. Chair by Herman Miller, $2,049 at Hive.

18 Freedom Task Chair  w/Headrest in Sabrina Leather, $2,465 at DWR.

19 Nine-0 Swivel Chair by Ettore Sottsass for Emeco $1,030 at Design Public.

20 Egoa Task Chair by Josep Mora for Stua, $699 at DWR.

21 360 Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, $840 at Bobby Berk Home.

22 Globus Work Station by Michiel van der Kle for Artifort, $10,863 at Hive.

23 Exclamation Chair by Spectrum West, $700 at YLiving.

24 Plywood Wrap Office Chair, $199 at West Elm.

25 Mirra Chair by by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, $829 at YLiving.

26 Embody by Stumpf + Weber for Herman Miller, $1,339 at Smart Furniture.

27 Eames Aluminum Executive Chair by Herman Miller, $2,119 at Sit4Less.

28 ALRIK Swivel Chair, $14.99 at IKEA.

29 Polo Desk Chair by Robin Day, $199 at The Container Store.

30 Liberty Task Chair by Niels Diffrient for Humanscale, $1,129 at DWR.

31 Bombo Desk Chair by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis, $952 at InMod.

32 Crew Task Chair by Brian Kane for Steelcase, $489 at Smart Furniture.

33 Moorea Swivel Chair by Vico Magistretti for Kartell, $800 at Hive.

34 Think Chair 3D Knitt by Glen Oliver Löw for Steelcase, $884 at Sit4Less.

35 PATRIK Swivel Chair, $199 at IKEA.

36 Jones Office Chair, $249 at CB2.

37 Jam Workchair by Archirivolto S.T.C. for Calligaris, $307 at YLiving.

38 Trafico Faux Leather Office Chair, $223 at Zinc Door.

39 Scoop Task Chair by Blu Dot, $599 at Design Public.

40 Swivel Leather Desk Chair, $399 at West Elm.

41 Mauna-Kea Swivel Chair by Kartell, $1,352/pair at Smart Furniture.

42 MultiGeneration Hybrid Chair by Knoll, $285 at Smart Furniture.

43 Spin Chair by Ross Lovegrove for Driade, $941 at Unica. Home.

44 Scoop Office Chair, £39.88 at Tesco.

45 Flow Upholster 5-Point Star by Jean-Marie Massaud for MDF Italia, $695 at Northern Icon.

46 Lotus Chair by René Holten for Artifort, $2,789 at Unica Home.

47 Chair One 4-Star Base by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, $1,298/pair at 2Modern.

48 Bentwood Desk Chair, $135 at Crate & Barrel.

 

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Montage: Ode to Eames – the Rocker

How can you not like the Charles and Ray Eames molded plastic rocker? It comes in pretty, yet practical colors, and like many mid-century modern pieces, works in a variety of rooms and settings. It’s whimsical but not cutesy. We have one in our son’s room on the Cape. It’s perfect for kids because it can’t be ruined, but it’s comfortable enough for Grandma to sit in too when she reads bedtime stories. Here’s an array of images, many from Flickr, but from magazines too.

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Photos: Making It Lovely; Flickr; Living Etc; Made By Girl; Mid-Century Modernist; Hand; Flickr-it’s what I do. . .; Hand; Alan Kaplanas; Door16; Apartment Therapy Los Angeles; Flickr-Moakidi; Marie Claire Maison; Hand; Apartment Theapy; Lutterlagkage; KarstonLulloff; Katz residence; Skona Hem.


If you’re interested in purchasing an Eames rocker, Velocity Art & Design is offering 15% off items over $100, including the Eames rocker (regularly $479), through Store Adore (an amazing shopping site I happen to edit). Click here for the code.

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