Over the last week or so I've been adding new blogs to my Reader. Specifically blogs geared toward decorating and do-it-yourself home projects. It has been like Christmas morning every time I open my Reader. The blogs are full of creative ideas and the personalities of their writers shine through the computer screen which is absolutely refreshing! I thought I had lost my creative decorating talents. It was making me so nervous to even hang one thing on our walls but all I needed was a little kick-in-the-butt. I'm back in action and ready to hammer in some nails!
photo by Megan Thompson via The Newlywed Diaries
Between the ranch's His-and-Her office and this long-time loved room by Ballard Designs... I can't get our home office off my mind.
photo from ballard designs
What is a Partner Desk (otherwise known as: Double Desk)?
A partners desk is an antique desk form which is basically two pedestal desks constructed from the start as one large desk joined at the front, for two users working while facing each other. The spelling of the term is irregular, with partner's desk and partners' desk being common variants.
This massive piece of furniture was first conceived in the United Kingdom to accommodate the work of banking partners. These gentlemen were usually senior bank officials who wished to do teamwork while keeping the convenience and the prestige of a pedestal desk.
It was an adaptation of the earlier and sometimes more massive library desk, found in the libraries of the mansions of the gentry and the nobility.
Most partners desks made in the 19th century were built of high quality woods such as oak, mahogany or walnut and finished with tooled leather inserts on top and brass fittings all around. Many reproductions have been made in the 20th century.
This type of desk is also known as a double desk.
Whatever the definition. I want one. Or is it 2? I guess it could be considered one OR two depending on the configuration.
These office spaces aren't exactly what I have in my head but the idea is right on. I want the office to double as a second sitting area so we want a couch or at least our two oversized wing chairs and a TV [insert: my area to watch realty television] in the space as well.
last 2 images thanks to Inspiration for decoration
Side note: I want to attempt to make our own silhouette print(s), similar to the print in the third image. Do you have any experience in this department?
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