Due to an incident earlier this year where a glass of water toppled over onto my Macbook, I was placed in the unfortunate situation of having to buy a new computer. I… don’t want to talk about it.
Anyway, instead of buying another laptop, I decided to go for an iMac desktop instead. This also meant I needed a bigger desk (the tiny $20 IKEA one I splurged on when I first moved into my apartment wasn’t going to cut it anymore.) To prepare for this purchase, I spent a lot of time on Pinterest and just about every site that sells furniture searching for the desk. I spent a lot of time looking at pictures of home offices and decided I wanted a translucent, glass desk. Something super simple and clean looking. Easier said than done. Most of the glass desks I liked were way out of my price range. After weeks of searching, these were some of my favorites.
1. Glass Desk, at Wisteria, $499 | 2. X-Base Gold Leaf Desk, at Shop Ten 25, $1,247
3. Tesso Desk, at cb2, $329 | 4. kathy ireland Office New York Skyline Laptop Sofa Table, Plumeria White, at OfficeMax, $250 | 5. Ava Wood Desk, at Pottery Barn, $299 (sale!)
Image found on Pinterest, from here.
And then I came across this image, and my entire search changed. While I liked a lot of the glass desks, there wasn’t one that I loved enough to throw down $300-$500 on. So I started hunting for a mirrored desk instead, and I was surprised to find a few affordable options.
1. Beveled Mirror Desk, at Shop Ten 25, $1,612 | 2. Lola Collection Mirrored Console Table, at Lamps Plus, $299
3. 36″ Chappell Mirrored Console Table, at LuxeYard, $295 (on sale!) | 4. Mirage Mirrored Console Table, at Kohl’s, $256 (on sale!) | 5. Mirrored Console Table, at JCPenney, $700 (though I’ve seen it on sale for $350)
So which did I go with? The Kohl’s mirrored desk (#4). It was the best for my price range (plus I had a 30 percent off coupon). I also love that it has two drawers. That really helps me keep clutter off my desk. It looks super luxe in my room and just inspires me to sit at my desk and blog all day. Mission accomplished.