I was thinking that you may be tiring about hearing about my chair obsessions, so I decided to change it up and share my fabulous antique desk. My husband purchased it for me several years ago from a dealer friend after a few hints from me about how much I loved it.
It's in my foyer on the wall opposite my leopard chairs.
On one side of the desk I placed an equally chippy and shabby column. On the other side is one of my favorite chairs that has made appearances in many rooms of my home. It seems to know just when to move and where it will look best.
Below is a vintage bottle, a weathered leather book, and something you always find in my designs, an architectural fragment. As if the desk wasn't shabby enough, it appears that someone tried to find the original art/paint underneath by removing some of the paint on the drawer. Love it!
They also experimented on the top of the desk too.
The easel is one of my favorite Anthropologie purchases.
The desk has a pull-out writing surface. It's outlined in leather with a velvet insert.
I've filled the shelves with Florentine boxes and icons as well as more
leather books and my pedestal orb.
I love the metal detailing and adornments.
A close up of the icons and my desk's lovely chippiness.
The cross is new but I loved its size and colors. The antique plaster bust is propped in a small urn.
So what do you think about the desk? I know this will surprise you, but I have another desk to share soon and of course more chairs. Also, do you think I should continue the stripes on this wall?