We are (and should) becoming less reliant on piles of papers and file cabinets. Our computers are shrinking. So, while I love those fabulous old lawyer's desks (bigger than the average dining room table), they are a tad impractical for most people, especially apartment dwellers. Here are five compact and space-saving desks and workspaces. Not only do they leave a minimal footprint, many of these can be shut up and tucked away when you want to escape from the seductive come-hither of your computer screen. And nothing makes a room look messier than a stack of bills on a messy desk.
In a funny way, these compact little wonders are a bit reminiscent of the old fashioned secretaries, which had fold out desk tops for writing letters with an actual pen! The horror! I use the good old reliable West Elm Parsons desk because I have the space. But if I were still in my 1 bedroom I would go for one of these cool space-saving options.
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. A space saving work station that has doors and shelves that can be obscured with ease, as in the image on the right.
Love this pretty little desk from House to Home
• 3 Historic Home as Work in Progress.
This fabulous teak custom built in cabinetry includes a very tidy flip-out work area.
Here a vintage hutch doubles as a storage space and workspace. Brabourne Farm
Tiny flip-down desk in a hotel featured in Space-Saving Ideas From Good Hotel.
Sources: As credited above.