Before & After: Katherine's Custom Floating Desk

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Katherine Hammond, an interior designer, had a very specific vision for the desk she wanted in the behind-the-bed nook in her Brooklyn Brownstone. For her project, she turned to Nick Dillon of Nick Knacks Creative Interiors, a New York-area contractor who was able to build the desk exactly as she envisioned it. 

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The finished product is a desk that spans the entire length of the wall. The desk is mounted to the wall by means of three hidden supporting brackets, maximizing workspace while freeing up floor space for storage. 

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The desk also has a linear opening for cords at the back so that devices can be plugged in, and moved along the length of the desk as needed. The cords run through a channel to a power source which was relocated by Nick for the purposes of the project. 

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The desk fits into a nook behind the black wall, which serves as a headboard on one side, with a bookcase on the opposite side (the side facing the desk). The visual lightness of the desk is a nice contrast to the dark wall. 

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As a finishing touch, Katherine painted the wall above the desk with magnetic primer, so she can pin up images that inspire her. 

Katherine got connected with Nick through The Sweeten, a resource that connects New York-area homeowners with architects, interior designers, and contractors. You can see more Before & Afters on The Sweeten.com, and read more about the desk project here

(Images: Katherine Hammond via The Sweeten)