The many looks of the Parsons desk

Well my desk just arrived last night and is assembled, and now I get to do the fun part: decorate it!

One of the reasons I chose the Parsons desk from West Elm was its versatility. It's also a nice size, especially for our small quarters (sharing the office space with Ryan's large desk, a bookshelf, a pull-out sofa, and a currently a coffee table). I've been thinking a lot about how to style the desk while still valuing function over form. While brainstorming, I found some great inspiration photos. Which one is your favorite, and why? Also, what is your favorite element of YOUR office space? Have any tips to share?

But first, the photos:







ron marvin

via domino

patrick cline for real living au july 2009

Photos from (top to bottom): Decorpad, Country Living via Little Green Notebook, Country Home via Desire to Inspire, Cottage Living, domino(?), AT Unplgged, Ron Marvin, domino, Real Living.