It has taken a long time to find and decide on a desk. We didn't want a classic heavy style desk like this.
So we were looking for something modern, but not too modern, preferably in a dark timber/espresso/wenge finish. For a long time, I had my heart set on this.
The picture is a toffee finish, it also comes in chocolate. This mirror (from the same site) is a chocolate finish, so I assume the desk would be a similar colour. What is it they say happens when you assume? Hmm...
Anyway, it's not really as dark as we would have liked, and I kind of like to see something as substantial (and expensive) as a desk before I buy it. I came across this desk in the Freedom catalogue. I even shared it as part of my inspiration pics!
We decided to go on a shopping trip and see what we could see. I had big plans to take my camera and share all of the options we considered with you guys, but after visiting five stores, I had zero photos. Yep, zilch. We didn't come across a single desk we liked. Most of them were too big or too office-y (if you know what I mean!) so off to Freedom we went! And, we ended up buying the Shorthand Desk that I showed you. It is A LOT darker than it looks in the picture, but that was ok with me! Here's a close-up so you can see the colour.
And, here is how it look right now. Ignore the bare walls, bare desk and cords, if you can. I haven't done anything in here since I plopped the desk in place on the weekend. To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what I'm going to do in here, and I'm feeling a little discouraged and lost! I think I have lost a bit of my deciding-on-decor mojo!
Do you like it? We do. I think we will like it even more when there's a picture on the wall, and some pretty things around the place!