Six of the best; desks

Walnut/blue Pendlebury desk
Walnut/blue Pendlebury desk

Last week I took part in an Interior Design challenge. The brief was to redecorate a spare bedroom with a nod to the Art Deco style. The client asked that the design of the room not be gender specific. The client also asked that a desk be included in the scheme.

Walnut/blue Pendlebury desk
Walnut/blue Pendlebury desk

Mid-century modern

When I discovered the Pendlebury desk on the Made.com website I knew that it would be perfect. I felt that its curvaceous shape echoed the glamour of the era whilst the combination of the walnut wood and rich dark blue detail makes it a truly striking piece of furniture. I would certainly love to have it in my home office.

With this in mind I wondered how many other beautiful desks might be available. I imagined that there would be an extensive range as people convert their garages, spare rooms, and lofts to accommodate working from home.

I wasn’t wrong. There was a very wide choice in a range of price brackets. I have chosen the six that I consider the most stylish and have shared them here with you.

Like the Pendlebury desk The Home Desk by Vitra is constructed from walnut. It features vibrant dividers and swooping chrome legs. Originally designed over five decades ago by George Nelson it meets today’s demand for mid-century modernism.

Elegant and versatile

If your preference is for something less showy, Ikea’s solid pine Arkelstorp might take your fancy. The combination of its stained pine top and black base make it both smart and versatile.

Ikea desk
Ikea desk

Another smart and elegant solution is the Lotte desk from Cox & Cox. Described on their website as “a stylish piece with a romantic, old writing desk design” sums it up perfectly.

This would look so gorgeous in a bedroom or hallway. It has a washed paint effect and houses two drawers and a storage pocket.

Lotte Desk
Lotte Desk
Lotte desk detail
Lotte desk detail

Compact work stations

Compact desks are a brilliant space saving solution. Either wall mounted or free standing they work perfectly in a bedroom or the corner of a living room.

I have chosen two desks that meet this criteria:

The Ikea Svalnäs is wall-mounted and has two drawers for paper, pencils and smaller items. Made from bamboo it needs to be completed with a Svalnäs wall upright which is sold separately.

Ikea smart desk
Ikea Svalnäs desk and wall uprights

This ladder desk from The Range not only provides a work surface but plenty of stylish storage as well. It has a sturdy frame which is finished in a Sonoma oak veneer.

Oak ladder desk
Oak ladder desk

As you will see there is a vast range of desks available on-line. I have merely scratched the surface.

Need help?

If you would like help finding a desk to meet your “working from home” situation then please get in touch. You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter.

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Next time I will be looking at my favourite bureaux and cabinets.

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