Sunday, October 16, 2011


The Parsons Desk.

Why?  The shiny lacquered finish.  The clean lines.  What's not to love about the Parsons desk?  The Parsons style was created in the 1930s in Paris and is a classic in mid century modern design.  The Parsons desk is very versatile.  It looks great in a modern setting, but can really jazz up a traditional room.   It can be used as a desk of course, but also would look dazzling in an entry way or even as a bedside table.

West Elm sells the parsons desk in a variety of colors and sizes.  The price for the iconic piece is very affordable.   I got a great deal on mine because it was a floor sample.

Parsons Desk with Drawers

The West Elm version in yellow.

West Elm now carries the parsons desk in metal, which looks really chic and industrial.

But if glamour is what you are after, West Elm sells a version that is mirrored.

Perfection!  The parsons desk is much more interesting when paired with an ornate chair or bench, like in this picture.  Love it with the mirror too!  Image from here.

Can be used in an entry way.  Image from here.

A black desk in a funky modern entry.

Works next to a desk, paired with a modern lucite chair.  Image from here.

Looks pretty in a traditional, girly bedroom.

It looks really good paired with a ghost chair, another icon of design.  Image from here.

I love the way it looks in a more traditional setting with a traditional chair.  Image from here.

As you can see, it fits in well in a traditional room.  Image from here.

The parsons desk doesn't have to be stuck in an office.  Bring it into the living room!

Jazzing up a traditional vignette.  Image from here.


I LOVE the palm beach chic vibe Camila from Effortless Style has created.  To read about her awesome chair find, go here.

Glamour abounds! Image from here.

My favorite color of all, classic white.  Image from here.

So there you have it, finally!  The top 5 decorating classics.  Do you have any of them in your home?

To read about the other decorating classics, go to #1#2#3#4.

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