Monday, April 26, 2010

Sitting Pretty

I'm not one for "sets", so I never combine a matching desk and chair! When you mix opposites the results are more interesting..that was actually one of Jenna Lyon's words of wisdom with clothing! {ex. shiny and matte, tweed with metal etc.}! but you already knew that right? ;)
I also love {and employ} the idea of using a table as a desk, as long as the height is correct {29-30"} the options are endless!

These actually look similar, but it works..

A stool is an option for "short time" seating, I wouldn't want to work at a stool..

Here is a shot of my desk and chair {I nabbed the chair at a flea market for $10 - not bad right?} I simply had a cushion made for it! My desk is actually a dining table from West Elm, I like a large work surface..

Image credits: KWID, Charlotte Moss, Betsy Burnham, Betsy Burnham, Mary McGee, via DecorPad, Elle Decor, MaryRuffle, ?, via Martha Angus.


Twenty Two Flamboyant Street said...

Great images. Wish my office looked like yours. I sometimes wonder if one can ever rely on rules for successful decorating, it would be so much easier if one could. In these images sometimes the chair relates back to something else and sometimes it doesn't, sometimes its similar to the desk and sometimes its the opposite. There are so many things to consider, texture, scale, colour, mood, era, design and then... which elements to exaggerate, it just goes on and on. I guess all of this is what makes decorating such fun!

Kathysue said...

Loving the idea of a table and a chair for a desk. These picts are all great examples of that very use. Love it,Kathysue

Danika Herrick said...

I remember when you found that chair! Looks fantastic!
xo Danika

Karena said...

Now I am really thinking of a larger work space for my desk! Great examples.Love your site!

Art by Karena

mb said...

You are sitting pretty at the nicest office combo.
Love your design board.

mb from Dallas

blydesign said...

These are great images! Your desk chair is a great find. I love the teal cushion too!

Amanda* said...

I love frame walls!

Pink Wallpaper said...

i adore your desk it sturdy? i have wondered about these when i see people use them as DR chairs....i'd love to add one to my house!

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

Yes, my desk chair is very sturdy. The chair is actually made of fiberglass! They don't look it do they?

la la Lovely said...

Great images... love your chair!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog... sounds like we are in the same boat! I'm sorry you're little one isn't sleeping either but you are right it always helps to know you are not alone!!! Hope sleep comes soon!


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