Thursday, 13 October 2011

A home for the Mac.

I mentioned in my last post that we bought a desk! Yay us!

It has taken a long time to find and decide on a desk. We didn't want a classic heavy style desk like this.

Yet, we didn't want a really modern desk like this, either.

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!

1 comment:

  1. Looks great - very simple and streamlined, but elegant too. Sets off the beautiful mac perfectly too!