The perfect desk?

Friday, 14 November 2008 | Tags: , , , , ,

Okay, I have to vent: Vancouver simply does not have enough interesting furniture stores.

I know, I know, it’s getting better.  But I want to see more variety and more unique pieces so that my house doesn’t end up looking just like everyone else’s.

I’ve spent the last two weeks searching for a new desk for my home office. Part of the problem, I admit, is that I have a list of somewhat unique criteria.

First, I don’t want it to look too much like a desk, nothing overly industrial or office-y.

Second, since the desk won’t be against the wall, I want it actually facing the rest of the room,the back of the desk needs to be visually pleasing.

Third, I have a short body. I’m kind of tall but when I sit down next to Anna, I actually look shorter than her. So that means the desk can’t be too high or I look like a toddler at the dining room table. 29 inches is my desk height sweet spot.

So if anyone sees anything that would fit this bill, post comments below to let me know! 



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On 12 17, 2008 at 11:09:03 PM, chris m. said:

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On 12 18, 2008 at 01:18:43 AM, Hobson L. said:

Hey Kristina, I agree – it took me forever to find a desk for my room. In the end, although it wasn’t the most price-effective, I just went to Ikea and got a few desk tops, frames and legs from the Galant “System”. Best part: they are customizable, look pretty simple, and the legs are adjustable. From my experience, the “T legs” in the are somewhat easier to adjust than the A legs, though it’s pretty much a set-and-forget thing. Oh another thing! Make sure, if you do get this, to check the desk top for cracks first before installing it. I learned this the hard way because there was a crack all along on the top but the instruction manual calls for you having you install the whole thing upside-down first then flip it. Hope this helps! Hobson P.S. Love the show and love the new site!

On 12 24, 2008 at 07:54:20 AM, Kristina Matisic. said:

Thanks for your shopping suggestions. I did look in Ikea but ended up buying a desk at Pottery Barn. While it is a bit higher than I wanted, it has HUGE drawer with many organizational compartments. And I do LOVE to be organized! The best part is when I bought it, Pottery Barn was offering a $20 gift certificate for every $100 spent. Now I have some money for desk top accessories!

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