A few months back, I wrote about my search for an affordable, eco-friendly desk. Later, I decided to get the Terra Console from West Elm to use as a desk, but that didn’t work out. So I had been searching Craigslist for a desk for what felt like months. It seemed like everything was either overpriced, made of particleboard, or both. Finally, last week, I found a gorgeous MidCentury desk that I couldn’t pass up! I’ll post pics as soon as I pick it up and tell you what I plan to do with it. In the meantime, I had to share this gorgeously ornate, completely over-the-top desk I found at Restoration Hardware.
I am in love with the chunky corbels made of beautifully-aged reclaimed teak. They are reproduced from an edifice in Philadelphia and elaborately hand carved. I am normally not a fan of anything quite this ornate, but I can easily envision this in a sparse, modern office, surrounded by white lacquered pieces. It would be the focal point of that room — no doubt.
If you like the style, but think it would be better suited in a living room or entryway, it is also available as a slightly smaller console table.
Why It’s Green:
- Hand-carved from reclaimed teak