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Ask Casa: A Desk For My Bedroom

Hi CasaSugar,
I am thinking of setting up a work space in my bedroom. I don't have much space and I would like to get one of those high desks, like a standing desk. Do you have any examples of cute ones? And cute stools to match?
At this point, I would put aesthetics and price over comfort for the stool. I will mostly use the space for browsing the Internet and doing a little work, so storage isn't completely necessary. I have a space that is about 40 inches wide and 20 inches deep.
Thanks,
Citygal

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Hi Citygal,
Thanks for thinking of me! What I'm envisioning for your space is essentially a bar table with a bar stool. But, in my search for a high desk for you, I've found some other great options as well. I'm really loving the Crate & Barrel Sloane Leaning Desk ($129) which has a great price, a couple shelves for storing knick-knacks and a small footprint. The West Elm Jay Desk ($99) is really handsome as well, and petite, although it's not very high. The Ballard Designs Tavern Bar Table ($199) is simple, classic, and tall, although it may be a couple inches too big. West Elm just released their Parsons Mini Desk ($229) which is quite cute, and would fit perfectly, although again, it's not very tall.

Another option is to install a deep shelf at the desired height, and use decorative brackets to hold it up and give it a little flair. If you can't find one that's the right height, you can have your local hardware or lumber shop cut one to size. You can also have a desk surface made to the correct proportions and order some table legs that you like. Or, if you're really low on space, you can have a piece of wood cut to size and instead of installing a shelf you can install a pair of hinges on the under side, and a hook and eye on top so it folds down from the wall when you need it. Then, adhere a framed piece of artwork or poster to the underside so that when it's not in use, the "desk" is hidden.

Here are a few desk options:

And some stools:

I hope that helps! Check out my Home Offices As Stylish As You Are slideshow for some work space inspiration. And, be sure to add photos to the Su Casa group once you've made your purchases.
Cheers,
Casa
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beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i have the Alve desk from IKEA and it is huge! i have it in my bedroom but it is usually too big to open and i don't use it much. I find it visually large, too. what about this one: http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/70137919
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
Over the weekend I got the Convertible Compact Desk at my local Crate & Barrel outlet. It was a floor sample & has a little scratch on it, so it was 50% off the original price of $499! I love it! I'd been wanting a smaller desk since I feel like my current one takes over my living room. I was quite excited about my buy!
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