Thursday, March 10, 2011


I have a new design project that I am working on and really excited about. There is a section of the room  that I have been trying to decide the prefect accent piece for and I am thinking it could be a great spot for a small secretary desk. I have a few in mind, all different styles. 

We are at the beginning stages of the project, so I am not sure yet on the style of the desk, or if there even will be a desk, but these are some of the criteria I will be keeping in mind while on my search:
  • Decor of the home: Making sure the finish or stain of the writing desk blends with the other furniture already in the room
  • Available space: Though antique secretary desks have a small footprint they sometimes have tall upper-half bookcases. (The space I am thinking of the desk for is either in between two windows, or in a corner)
  • The presence of genuine veneers and inlays: Antique secretary desks are characterized by hand-carved ornamentation, mother-of-pearl inlays, veneers, and hand-blown wavy glass doors
  • Budget: Quality reproduction pieces are available which are usually less expensive than authentic antique secretary desks and antique writing desks (Since this will not be a main focal point of the room the budget will definitly we a factor.)
There are so many great designs it will be fun to decide the direction to go in...
18th century Italian Secretary
(Images from 1st dibs, eclecticrevisited, decorpad, perchneworleans)

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