Thursday, 15 December 2011

desk talk

These photos are from a Californian home with Tuscan accents featured in Architectural Digest, the interior design is by The Wiseman Group. I fell for the photo of that beautiful desk with the 16th-century painting hanging above it. In my opinion, it's not often that desks work in living rooms but when they do there really is something wonderful about them; a desk gives some kind of security. This home feels somehow solid to me, if you know what I mean. It's like no matter what is happening in the exterior world, this home will always stay the same. I like that feeling.

The photo of the dining room below is actually a before photo. The room was changed as it was thought to be too spacious but I like the before-look much better. I have mentioned it in an earlier post that I love using a desk instead of a bedside table as in the first bedroom photo below (also a before-look). I've been thinking about doing this in our bedroom but first I'll have to find the right desk. Look at all the stacks of books on the table – I love that! And I love the chair too.

Happy Thursday to all of you!

photo credit:
(1-2) Tim Street-Porter for Architectural Digest
before photography (3-5) by Jamie Hadley

13 comments:

  1. That is a great bedroom... love the spaciousness...and that desk and chair are beautiful.
    Helenx

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  2. What a beautiful home! Although spacious it is so warm and it really feels intimate, I guess it has something to do with that security feeling you were mentioning. I love the idea of a desk instead of a bedside table in the bedroom. xo

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  3. Love the first image of the desk and the warm tones. Glad to hear your Christmas preparations are coming along nicely! xo

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  4. I have to agree that the space in the before image of the dining room was better but the space with the desk and painting is wonderfully done.

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  5. I'm really enjoying these images! I have a large desk-like bedside table and love it so much...filled with my favorite books and piles of magazines constantly. It brings me comfort daily!

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  6. that bedroom looks so relaxing- My office in an en suite from the master bedroom so I wouldn't have a desk in my bedroom but my bedside table has tons of books piled up as well.

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  7. Yes, Lisa! I love these desks and your sugestions, especially the one of using it as bed table. I have a desk in my living and I like it SO much but lately I'm thinking to move it to my bedroom. Well, it is a bit different to this style but beautiful. It's 70's desk of acrylic material. I bought it on sale and I'm very happy!

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  8. Oh it is lovely! And I love the idea of using a desk as a nightstand. Brilliant idea :) xoxo

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  9. wow. that carpet over those white floor boards is simply stunning.

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  10. Desk as a bedside table...I love using furniture pieces for other uses than its intended purpose. :)

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  11. Oh that last bedroom is gorgeous; I love the idea of a desk for a bedside table! xx

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  12. Lovely. I especially love the idea of the desk adjacent to the bed.

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