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Can you believe it’s November? Every year I psych myself up to participate in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for the initiated, but even though I start with the best of intentions, the month always gets away from me. I don’t blame it on my talent or general stick-to-itivness, of course. Clearly the problem is my lack of a functional writing space. A room of one’s own, if you will. Or at least a desk of one’s own. Like this breathtaking vintage leather top desk from 1stdibs.

green vintage desk

This classy-yet-sassy little number is a French piece from the 1970s that still has the original leather top and brass detail. It’s been lacquered a delicious kelly green, and is straight from a Beverly Hills estate. Quite a history, no? If this desk could talk! I’m certain the desk’s interesting pedigree would inspire me to write an equally interesting novel while sitting at it. Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Tell me in the comments! (Maybe we’ll all find writing buddies there.)

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  1. whistlerpotpie says:

    I have this desk! I found it on ebay a few years ago….I won't tell you how cheap it was. But it is fabulous!

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  4. moilisasi says:

    lol .. good

  5. Ted says:

    That French Directoire desk was made by Sligh Lowry of Holland , Michigan. Furniture made in Michigan is always high end, there is a certain standard they must adhere to, a furniture guild up there or something. My mother purchased this desk new in the 60's and I am still using it has the original walnut finish, previously that desk was in a home that Gweneth Paltrow purchased.

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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