Maybe it’s because I’m a writer that every space I furnish ends up with a desk in it. But I firmly believe that a flat surface at which you can sit and write, open mail, wrap a present, or sign a card — whatever — enhances any room, especially given the degree to which laptops have become a staple of modern life.
It’s so convenient to have a perch where you can pop open your device to search for a recipe, deal with after-hour emails, or check in to find out what the Kardashians are doing.
Sometimes, though, it’s hard to figure out where to squeeze a desk in, particularly in smaller rooms. But to my mind, there’s always space for a writing surface.
Around the House, we have two rooms with awkward, cramped dormer window areas. I added a desk to both. In one, I used a glass desk from Bouclair — I like that the clear surface opens the space up visually while serving as desk, dressing table, and storage.
In my own room, I used an inexpensive work desk from Ikea to do double duty as a dressing table. Another example comes from my cottage, where as hard as I might try to avoid it, I occasionally need to attend to a query from an editor or an unexpected deadline.
Hope this inspiration helps you solve any small space desk dilemma you may face, and that you find the tips for maximizing space and storage useful.