6 Aug 2010

Home Office: Desks

We’re building a home office that will work for 2. This should be interesting. I’m desperately trying to learn my husband’s organizational skills and he’s learning to be accommodating with my more “ad hoc” style (that’s a nice way of saying that he’s dealing with my piles of stuff). Nah, I’m not that bad, but I do love the idea of starting fresh and having a system to store everything.

I’d feel super productive behind any one of these desks:

SuiteNY_deskAbove: Desk from Suite NY
Below: Photograph by Luc Roymans
Below: Cruise desk by Meridiani. Shown in oak veneer. Lovely.
Below: Talk about using every inch of space. Check out this fold-away desk by Slade Architecture.
Below: Image from Emma’s Blogg
Below: Herman Miller Nelson Swag Leg and Lifework desks
Below: Mid-century Danish design. Image source unknown
Below: Wall unit by Atlas Industries

29 Jun 2010

Dining Room: Top 10 Rectangular Tables

I seem to gravitate towards rectangular tables for day-to-day living, although my sense is that a round or square option might work better in our space. We won’t really know until the kitchen is fully mapped out, but for now I’ll run through the different options – starting with rectangular pieces.

There are lots of amazing tables at really different price points. Sometimes an old farm table looks just as good as some high-end designer piece. If I had to choose, I’d spend on great chairs and find a pretty basic option for the table. But, if I were to go all out, I’d pick up one of these:

Below: I adore Cecilie Manz’s Essay Dining Table for Fritz Hansen. It’s so simple, yet unique, and available in tons of different finishes.

Below: Bulthaup C3 table. This is really an amazing table – so light with such clean, simple lines.

Below: Meridiani McQueen table. Nothing fancy about this one – but a good, every-day table.

Below: Zeitraum Tavola table. The walnut used for this table is really gorgeous. It does go perfectly with the Morph chairs – although personally, I don’t like to match so exactly.

Below: The table below is made from vintage Eames bases and a custom top by engberg design. It also doesn’t hurt that the entire room is quite stunning. Once again, thank you Remodelista.

Below: Tom Dixon Slab Table (and bench). Photo from RUM Magazine.

Below: Jean Prouve EM Dining Table. Available at DWR.

Below: R1920 Light Table by Matteo Thun.

Below: E15 London Dining Table.

Below: Lati table (with matching chairs) by Alain Berteau. Available at Wild Spirit.