Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Need a place for your desktop computer but want it work well in your traditional style home office? If you love antiques and your home is filled with old world good looks you don't have to settle for a utilitarian looking computer desk. There are lots of home office desks that combine style and functionality with the look of antique desks.
The Kidney Shaped Computer Desk by Coaster Furniture is a beautiful antique reproduction with a flip-down keyboard drawer added in the center and a place to store your CPU out of sight. It's finished in Deep Brown Cherry and is detailed with parquet inlaid fronts on the four convenient drawers. This desk would look great in a formal home office.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Home office desks haven't always had the best reputation for offering great interior decorating style, but that's changing. Computer desks, especially those designed with laptops in mind can definitely make a contribution to the good looks of a room.
We discovered the Riverside Medley Laptop Computer Desk that doesn't really look like a desk at all. Perfect in a home office, family room or a bedroom, this piece of furniture would work well with a contemporary handmade style interior. It's made of distressed Mindi hardwood and veneers, accented by woven raffia on the drawers and shows off stylish twisted metal legs and marble marquetry on top. This is one desk that doesn't sacrifice beauty for functionality.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Some glass desks come off looking cheap and don’t provide the design to handle a computer or a place to keep your keyboard. However, we found a maker of contemporary modern desks who took into consideration our home office desk needs. This one handles a computer as that is the main activity we perform at our desks. The Wildon Home Ritter Glass Desk with a cappuccino base has a rack to hold the computer tower and a pullout keyboard drawer making it a stylish and practical choice.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Depending on our home situation, some of us just need a little space all our own. We don’t even require a whole room, just an area where we can keep our important papers, magazines we haven’t had a chance to thumb through or just to sit and daydream. Many home office desks are bulky and require a big area and even then they don’t have drawer space. To create the perfect area requires lots of cubbies, drawer space and a way to keep it all neat and tidy. The Amalia Secretary Desk has all of this and more.
Handcrafted out of solid wood and hand-painted in a feminine blue, rose and ivory design with mint green foliage, the Amalia is not only charmingly pretty it is completely functional as a writing desk, drawing desk or simply a place to pay bills. Make it your own special area for whatever you fancy.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
If you own a laptop instead of a desktop computer, then a simple home office desk might be the perfect solution for you. Without all the cords and computer paraphernalia associated with desktops, laptops can be closed and put away, leaving your home office desk clutter-free.
A small home office desk with a smallish attractive upholstered accent chair is perfect to put in a corner of a bedroom or living room. Consider a writing desk or a glass desk depending upon your style of décor. Take a look at a couple of combinations we put together, one might be just perfect for you.
Pair this Black Twin Drawer Writing Desk with the upholstered accent chair below.
Baily Street Alexis Upholstered Arm Chair
The Vento Modern Writing Desk looks terrific with the modern accent chair below.
Tom Vac Chair in White and Chrome
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Our furniture editor has the best job in the world; she gets to spend her days scouring the web and finding the most beautiful home furnishings on earth. So every Friday, we are going to bring you what catches her fancy, gives her a whim or gets her creative juices flowing. This week she took it to the limit and created a whole room from products found on StylePath. This week’s room is a mission to modern library. Have a terrific weekend and happy shopping!
Room & Board Louis Chair in Summit Cognac is a modern take on a traditional men's club chair.
Oak Hida Rectangular End Table encompasses modern and mission design all in one.
Furniture Classics Double Stack Manor House Bookcase in solid oak offers plenty of shelves to store all of your collector editions.
Fenton Desk with glass top and modern styling. Read about the writing desks of famous authors.
The Bellacore Dream Tan Area Rug will give will warmth underfoot. Made from New Zealand Wool.
Inspired by the Arts & Crafts style in which the Mission style found its roots, the Mackintosh Leaf Chandelier will illuminate your book as well as your beautifully styled modernistic mission room.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
If you do any work from home, you know how important it is to have a space of your own to concentrate and get things done. However, sometimes dedicated space is tough to come by, and you wind up working from the kitchen table or living room sofa. This is often the case if you have children or a smaller home. Don’t have an office of your own? Stake your claim on an area, even if it is just a corner of your bedroom. Let everyone know it is to be used strictly for your “office.”
Next, you’ll need to choose a home office desk, so you can work in a professional manner. Measure your space, then determine what activities you’ll perform on or around your desk. Different desk types work for different tasks so choose accordingly.
If the majority of your job is paperwork, then you’ll want to choose a desk with plenty of area to spread your work out. If your space can handle it, a good choice for the task is a large writing desk . Styles vary and come with or without drawers—if you have a need for lots of office supplies you’ll need the drawer space.
Is the majority of your work performed on a computer? Choices in computer desks are many, so you’ll want to narrow them down according to size and finish. Most computer desks come with predrilled holes which work well if you have a desktop model computer and want to lessen the appearance of unsightly cords going to multiple types of hardware.
If you have a tiny space and want to minimize the appearance of your work area in the overall room décor, a glass desk offers a lighter visual choice than a heavy wood alternative. Glass desks come in classic styling or contemporary and come in a variety of finishes.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Heading into the 20th century, the British were a culture of voracious travelers criss-crossing the globe by rail, water and motor car. Modern travel had brought with it a way for the Brits to see the world and they set about exploring every inch of it available to them. They could be found atop the Egyptian pyramids, speeding aboard the Orient Express and mingling with Tasmanian Aborigines.
They traveled in luxurious style and left nothing behind they might need. Taking with them over-filled steamer trunks and even furniture, such as the ever-present writing desks. These portable writing desks collapsed so they could be easily carried and stored when not in use. Some of the desks were even made to accommodate more activities than just writing.
In the past, the nautical style desk below would have actually doubled as stairs used in the cramped interior of a high seas cruise liner. Today, the Navigator’s Writing Desk wouldn’t necessarily travel with you, but it would make a beautiful addition to an eclectic collector’s décor as a home office desk or a computer desk. Made of cherry and maple woods and decorated with a hand-rubbed French finish, this desk looks authentically vintage. Start a grand tour of your own without having to pack a thing.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Bring out your feminine side with these three overtly chic and girly pieces. Forget the manly designs we are often times inundated with and be inspired with lovely hand painted floral motifs, beveled brightly-hued glass highlights and rich mahogany finishes. We may be able to break through the proverbial glass ceiling in no time, but we don’t have to use masculine style to do it.
Don’t let the name fool you, the Masterpiece Hunt Desk by Home Decorators Collection is crafted with the woman in mind and has an attractive $739 price point that won’t break the bank.
Hand painted ebony and hand carved detailing make this beautiful Allesandra chair a must-have companion piece to the Hunt Desk. Home in the City designers covered the seat and back in black sateen with an ultra-feminine design.
French styled and Asian inspired, the Peking Etagere Bookcase offers a home for your most prized possessions and well-read books.
Put all these lovely pieces together and you've got the perfect place from which to conquer the business world woman-style!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Virginia Wolf wrote from a board on her lap under a chestnut tree. Rudyard Kipling had his walnut chair lifted up on blocks so he could work comfortably at his French dining table. Jane Austen wrote her massive novel, "Pride and Prejudice", on pieces of ivory paper not more than two inches wide on a tiny 12-sided desk that wasn’t much bigger. Ernest Hemingway wrote his famous stories standing up. Amazingly each of them had their own style and true, they are famous for their works created from it, but doesn’t it make you wonder what they could have done if they had a proper desk and chair!
Whether you are working on the next great novel, designing a website or simply surfing the web, you don’t have to go to the extreme lengths these authors did. With the inspiring warm oak desk from Oak Park (pictured below) and optional matching chair (got to have the chair— blocks not included), you can get creative or just piddle. We’ll leave the activities up to you but when it comes to home office desks, home desks or as a corner desk this one will fit the bill.
Modern day conveniences, like the pull-out keyboard tray and side tower storage, enhance the timeless design of this solid oak duo and give you the perfect computer desk.
Take a seat and get crackin’ and let us know when you get your first manuscript acceptance letter. We also want to hear how you write…do you stand or sit, under a tree or at a desk.