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Innovative Workspace: Sloane Leaning Desk & Bookcases

Sloane Leaning Desk/Bookcases

Sloane Leaning Desk/Bookcases I know how much of a pain it can be to work in small spaces. We lived in a 2-bedroom apartment when my daughter was born. It was a beautiful apartment and very spacious…that is, everything but the office. It was really more of a closet. In fact, it was smaller than the walk-in closet in our bedroom. When I was in there, it took a lot of strategy just to turn around without running into the walls or my desk because it was such a long narrow space. My only solace? There was a window.

This gorgeous piece of furniture would have been a huge space saver, not to mention how beautiful it is. The Sloane Leaning Desk & Bookcases from Crate & Barrel is definitely innovative. Instead of taking up often valuable floor space, it leans against the wall and utilizes vertical storage. It would be perfect if your bedroom had to double as a workspace, or if you needed to put your computer in the living room without using a bulky desk.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of sustainable bamboo
  • Adhesives certified as E-1 low emmission

Price: $499

Do you have a space issue you wish you could solve this easily? Leave a comment below and share your story. Our collective wisdom may just be the answer you need!

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I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • Cathy
    September 2, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I love this too! This would look so beautiful in my living room. Maybe someday when my little is over her “I’m gotta climb there” habit.

    It’s perfect furniture and space for my computer and scrapbooking hobby.

    Cathys last blog post..Stop Calling Us!

  • Dave Conrey
    September 3, 2008 at 11:16 am

    I’ve always like the appeal and lightness of leaning pieces like this, but I’m always afraid their not going to hold, especially here in earthquake country. How do they stay put?

    Dave Conreys last blog post..Green Magazine Sounds Like an Oxymoron

  • jennae
    September 3, 2008 at 11:57 am

    @ Cathy It does look a lot like a ladder, and that may be a little TOO enticing if you have little ones around 🙂

    @ Dave It actually comes with brackets and anti-tip installation instructions, so its meant to be very sturdy.

  • Stephanie
    September 3, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    You find the greatest stuff. I love this, my work area is such a mess now. I’ll have to do now is find a house with the perfect wall for this perfect unit.

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  • Mike V.
    July 23, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I have been looking for this bookcase for months. I can’t find it in this type of wood anywhere. I would really love it if someone could tell me where to find it in an oak or lighter wood.


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