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You guessed correctly if you chose option A. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn chose a soft gray Eames chair to anchor the brightly-colored wall and desk in this contemporary kid’s room.

Colorful Kid's Desk Area

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Chris is the winner of this month’s HGTV magazine and a West Elm portable planter. Congrats!

Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.

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I saw this sleek floating shelf/desk — the MAMBA by Victor Vasilev for MDF Italia — on Pinterest the other day, and it struck me as the fantastic version of the floating desk how-to that Kayla posted earlier. They’re both space-saving and do double-duty as desks or shelves, but MAMBA has a little extra oomph.

mamba desk

The lines are clean and the shape is definitely serpentine (could the name MAMBA come from the deadly snake?), plus there’s a lamp built right into the unit. Genius! If good looks could kill, the MAMBA would be the end of me.

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I’m swiftly making progress on my 2012 goals, how about you? I had a hair appointment yesterday, and went with the red color I talked about trying, so I can check that item off of my list. (For the record, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.) Next item on the list? Writing a novel. I didn’t jump on NaNoWriMo last November partially because I didn’t have a good writing space at home, and was dreaming of a gorgeous green desk. Now, I think I may have a new favorite dream setup. This John Reeves Design Aqueduct Desk:

aqueduct desk

It’s so visually strong and classic, isn’t it? (Naturally so, since his site describes the Aqueduct Collection as being “inspired by the tiered repetition found in iconic British and European Roman Aqueducts.”) And I could put all my inspirational books on the matching bookcase! While it’s fun to dream of having enough space or budget for these beauties right now, I think this is the year I will write that novel regardless of my surroundings.

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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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If you’re going to spend most of your day at your desk, why not make the space as inviting as can be? I love the way that nailhead trim classes up a headboard, and it turns out that it’s equally good at jazzing up a bulletin board.

nailhead bulletin board

Designed by Courtney Hill Interiors, this little nook maximizes the small space, and that easy, chic addition to the bulletin board makes anything you’d pin there more elegant. Even if it’s only your epic To Do list.

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By now, you realize that Ken and I like things a bit… quirky.

DIY Office Desk Makeover- Erin Loechner

A smart DIY for an inspiring office.

Never the couple to leave a piece of store-bought furniture untouched, we’re big fans of customization in all forms — even when it’s not an entirely necessary upgrade.

DIY Office Desk Makeover- Erin Loechner

It's a perfectly good desk, right? Eh.

Take, for instance, our existing, run-of-the-mill office desk. It’s perfectly functional, but a bit… boring. And when you work from home, an office should be anything but boring. This weekend, Ken and I put our heads together to create a unique desk that we’d be proud to work at daily. Behold! We pulled it off:

DIY Office Desk Makeover- Erin Loechner

A vast improvement in our eyes.

Inspired by this quirky place setting placemat, we loved the idea of creating a silhouette-based illustration that would make us smile, while reminding us to keep our desk clean and tidy. With a designated spot for our phones, beverages, headphones and laptops, the desk leaves the rest to the imagination.
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If you had a Hollywood Regency style checklist to cross off, this little number from RoomService would hit all the marks: Glamorous, over the top (in a good way), and loaded with colorful lacquer.

aqua hollywood desk at room service store

The site says that the size and shade of the piece can be customized, but anything in the neighborhood of Tiffany blue fills me with a girlish glee, so I’d take it as is. The question isn’t whether or not to buy a piece like this, it’s whether to use it as a fanciful desk or a posh vanity.

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If you’ve been following the blog, you know we’re all big bibliophiles. (Being editors, it kinda comes with the territory.) So, naturally, we swoon over majestic bookshelves or clever uses for old hardbacks. At the risk of repeating ourselves, how cool is this stacked book desk we spotted on Design*Sponge the other day?

The post, which features stylish shots of a Brooklyn couple’s loft, gave this image the caption: “Daniel’s desk is an object of wonder that he created using old books (and a clever optical illusion).” We were already hooked by the look, but the added idea of an optical illusion mystery intrigued us. If the desktop is not actually balancing on the towers of tomes, how is it constructed? Are the books just placed carefully in front of the actual desk legs? Could the legs have thin shelves build into them, like the “invisible bookshelf” towers I have in my apartment do? (When filled to capacity, the shelves disappear between the books, so it looks like I have a massive game of Jenga on my hands if I want to read.) How do YOU think it works?

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I often feel like I have to have my home office (read: desk in the living room) be perfectly set up before I can get any work done.

wood office desk

I might be able to thwart my procrastination tactic with a double-wide beauty like this — or really, any of these cool workspaces. I’m especially fond of the partition that separates it from the living space; just enough privacy without being shut away from the rest of the house. Dying to know what they did with their computer wires. Any ideas?

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