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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) from StyleCarrot partner sites and other great resources.

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1 Soft Modern Writing Desk by Sauder, $210 at All Modern.

2 MICKE desk, $49.99 at IKEA

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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: 43 Blue Velvet Sofas

If you’re feeling inspired by yesterday’s montage of rooms with blue velvet sofas, here are some options of blue velvet sofas you can buy. Some are aqua velvet sofas and others are teal velvet sofas. Many are in modern silhouettes, though there are also some tufted velvet sofas and settees. I’m pretty sure they’re all velvet, but it’s possible that a few are actually microfiber; it was hard to discern. [NOTE: This post was updated with new styles and links on February 7, 2016.]

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S H O P P I N G

Shop blue velvet sofas from StyleCarrot partners and others. 

1 Anna Navy Blue Velvet Sofa, $1,499 at One Kings Lane

2 Dandy Sofa, £1,292 at Maisons Du Monde.

3 Elton Settee in Performance Velvet, $799 at West Elm

4 Sherlock Blue Velvet Sofa, $1,999 at One Kings Lane

5 Edie Chaise, $729 at Urban Outfitters.

6 Bliss Down-Filled Sofa, starting at $1,149 at West Elm

7 Kravet Clapton Sofa, $3,816 at My Two Designers.

8 Annette Sofa by Plum & Bow, $798 at Urban Outfitters

9 Rue Blue Velvet Apartment Sofa, $999 at CB2.

10 Edwardian Sofa with Ticking, $14,500 at Branca.

11 ‘80s Blue Velvet Sofa by Goodman Charlton, $4,200 at 1st Dibs

12 Valerie Blue Velvet Settee by DB Fine, $1,600 at Burke Decor

13 Pierre Blue Velvet Sofa, $1,299 at Z Gallerie.

14 Turquoise Sofa 3031 by Joseph Frank, 55,00SEK at Svenskttenn.

15 Caribbean Blue Quincy Loveseat, $349.99 at World Market.  

16 Button Tufted Velvet Settee by Skyline, $400 at Target

17 Piazza Blue Velvet Modern Sofa, $1,399 at CB2

18 Butterfield Navy Velvet Sofa, $4,245 at Jonathan Adler

19 Daisy Sky Blue Velvet Sofa by Kristin Drohan, $4,199 at One Kings Lane. 

20 Kendall Velvet Sofa, $699.99 at World Market.

21 Curvy Blue Velvet Jazz Sofa, $699 at Funky Sofa.

22 Up Blue Velvet Loveseat by Artless, $2,754 at AllModern.

23 Dekalb Lagoon Blue Velvet Sofa, $1,249 at West Elm.  

24 Margot Blue Velvet Sofa by Gus Modern,  $2,199 at YLiving.

25 Studio Sofa with Rosewood Veneer by Thomas Hucker.

26 Francis Navy Blue Velvet Tufted Chaise, $509 at One Kings Lane.  

27 Butterfield Sofa, $4,245 at Jonathan Adler

28 Safavieh Sarah Tufted Settee, $560 at Target

29 Desi-Lu’s Camel Back Sofa, $699 at Funky Sofa.

30 Club 3-Seater Teal Sofa, $1,599 at CB2

31 Bella Turquoise Velvet Sofa by BD Fine, $2,800 at Burke Decor.  

32 Cullen Aqua Velvet Sofa, $2,699 at Crate & Barrel

33 Tufted Navy Velvet Sofa by Decenni Tobias, $2,700 at Amazon.

34 Bloor Blue Velvet Sofa by Gus Modern, $1,999 at Lumens.

35 Finn Ink Blue Velvet Loveseat, $999 at West Elm

36 Rochester Sofa, starting at $949 at West Elm

37 Topanga Teal Velvet Sofa, $3,950 at Jonathan Adler.

38 Montgomery Down-Filled Blue Velvet Sofa, $1,699 at West Elm

39 South Cone Marionne Blue Velvet Sofa, $1,189.99 at Hayneedle

40 Spencer Light Blue Velvet Sofa, $2,339 at Ballard Designs.

41 Larkin Blue Velvet Sofa, $2,239 at Ballard Designs

42 Divine Blue Velvet Sectional Sofa by Haute House, $9,299 at Horchow

43 Barrymore Tufted Chesterfield Sofa, $2,520 at Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams.

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