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Desks for Small Living Spaces

If you are living in a small spaced apartment you may find it hard to fit a desk into your furniture options. I see plenty of tenants with computers on kitchen tables and coffee tables. But if you can find a small piece of wall space, why not consider a small secretary desk. It’s easy to access, easier to keep work organized too. If you’re a student, in college or of the world, this is important. I love this West Elm framed secretary desk above, which actually folds up so work can be hidden away easily when you need to relax or have company. The wood stool is a nice touch and easy to put away underneath. A laptop computer would snug in there nicely. Image found at  Apartment Therapy Unpluggd.

Want to invest? Why not go antique or vintage? This lovely secretary desk is 19th century French Iron with antique black finish.  At bit pricey at $1135.00 but could be worth it. A keeper. At Restoration Hardware.

What to put in that one lost small corner? A functional desk! Love this whole decor option with the vintage phone; nice touch. For more great ideas visit Desks for Small Spaces.


Retro Office Desks

Maybe a little pricey, but some of the vintage desks I found at Rehab Vintage were incredible. Here, McDowell Craig blue steel Tanker Desk.

1960s All Steel Loewy Fantop Desk. I really like this one!

Refurbished Fireproofing desk, all metal restored, with brass handles. Circa 1920s. A pricey one at $8500, but love it anyway.

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The Vintage Desk – Mad Men Inspired

So I love the show Mad Men and have been suffering withdrawal symptoms since the last episode, and no hope for relief is in sight from what I read…the next season won’t be airing until January 2012!!

One of my main reasons for the love of this show is that it’s set in the 60s, and the style coordinators and set production are impeccable. You feel as if you’ve stepped back in ad industry time. Thus, I am inspired by my favorite show, Mad Men, in finding some unique desk accessories for my office.

The Mad Men office set…so cool. Check out the black phones and the Selectric typewriters.

But I love, love, love this 1961 Royal typewriter I found at Machines of Loving Grace.

Sleek Bruno Adjustable “C” arm Desk Lamp by Robert Abbey. $116.50

This whole office set up is gorgeous…Danish Teak desk. The chair doesn’t look comfy, but the lamp is precious! Inspiring ideas!

Although I couldn’t imagine this retro 60s TV chrome plated clock sitting on Don Draper’s desk, I just think it is so cute. Makes me smile. At Reeves of Bath.

Simplicity, and 60s style. Love this Soho Office Chair from British furniture manufacturers Morgan Furniture.

What’s a vintage desk without the perfect phone? A Western Electric 302, circa 1960, from NY Bell!

And since everyone drinks and smokes in the 60s office we must adorn the desk with a most unique ashtray. Love this beauty, finger folded ashtray, sure to be a conversation piece and paperclip holder. Candy? Or a Lipgloss holder? I don’t smoke but I want one anyway. I have a hundred uses!

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