I meant to follow up on my last post – Stylish Home Office by Realm Interiors – earlier, but once everyone got back to work after the holidays it was nonstop assignments and deadlines. A recent article relevant to this post is in the current issue of Northshore Home magazine. It’s about creating a home office with advice and examples from Boston area designers; you you can read it here.
Although I don’t work at a desk (I’m currently favoring the Flight recliner), I’m guessing most of you do. I know designers have been inundated with calls from frantic clients since the pandemic began about finding places to tuck in desks, console tables, and such to create discrete home offices so everyone in the family can have a dedicated workspace. Pieces that can do double duty are great for those tight on space.
If you haven’t invested the time to create an efficient work-from-home area for yourself yet, here are suggestions for 48 modern desks for a home office, which can easily be a corner in your living room. I’m starting off with the sculptural beauty in my last post.
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) from StyleCarrot partner sites and other great resources.
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1 Soft Modern Writing Desk by Sauder, $210 at All Modern.