An Oldie But Goodie: The Secretary Desk

Did you know that so many solutions could come in one piece of furniture? No? OK, well I will tell you all about it!

The Secretary Desk has been around since the 18th century and comes from the Latin word for “writer,” secretarius, which gives us the title “secretary.” HISTORY YO! 

This little baby serves many roles whether you are looking for a focal piece, to get organized, establish a small office space or an interesting display piece, it’s all right here. This desk is like a superhero with many powers. Let us explore them all:

The Micro Office: Apartment dwellers, this is us! Looking for a solution to fit in your tight space but still keep you organized? Use a styling secretary desk for your micro office. This unique piece of furniture can stow away those bills, let you bop around on the internet and be a funky conversation piece for parties. What you guys don’t talk about furniture at your parties? 

Eclectic Bedroom by Easton Interior Designers & Decorators Donna Benedetto Designs LLC.

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Eclectic Home Office by Brooklyn Photographers Corynne Pless

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Contemporary Spaces by London Interior Designers & Decorators Honey Bee Interiors

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The Space Taker: The reverse of the micro office is the space taker, to fill up any awkward spaces or spacious rooms that just need an extra something. The secretary desk does not have to be a focal piece but is ideal for awkward angles, unused corners or needed height. Let this desk be an extension of your style but also keep you organized or display your fav accessories. 

Traditional Living Room by Santa Monica Interior Designers & Decorators Christine Markatos Design

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Transitional Living Room by Concord Interior Designers & Decorators lisa k. tharp – k. tharp design

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Mediterranean Living Room by Philadelphia Tile, Stone & Countertops Marble Crafters

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Contemporary Living Room by Winnetka Interior Designers & Decorators Artists Concepts

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The Momento: This is for the antique monger in all of us. Whether you refinished this desk yourself after a lucky snag at an antique store or have yourself a family heirloom, this desk is a true personality piece. Use a secretary desk as your focal piece and wrap your room’s theme around it using colors and jazz. 

Contemporary Living Room by Chattanooga Interior Designers & Decorators Michelle Workman Interiors

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Contemporary Bedroom

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Asian Living Room by Tampa Photographers Mina Brinkey

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The Parental Control: Do you have a strategic thinking brain? If so, I give you the parental control. Set this puppy up in the most used spaces of your home that catch plenty of traffic such as a kitchen or family room. This is the ideal location to house the family computer so you do not have to worry about your little ones finding anything unsavory. The internet is an endless space my friends, you don’t know what corners kids can find. SAVE THE CHILDREN! 

Industrial Home Office by Portland Architects & Building Designers Emerick Architects

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Traditional Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Liliane Hart Interiors

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Contemporary Family Room by San Francisco General Contractors Jeff King & Company

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The Concealer: Find a home for those pesky bills, that arsenal of legal documents you are building for your next life drama or innocent office supplies. The secretary desk allows you to maintain order while showing off your organization skills. Use bins, baskets and file folders to keep things neat.

Eclectic Home Office by Boston Interior Designers & Decorators Christina Marie Interiors

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Traditional Home Office by Palo Alto Furniture & Accessories Williams-Sonoma Home

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Transitional Living Room by Boston Interior Designers & Decorators Terrat Elms Interior Design

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The Bedroom Buddy: A bedroom should have many more functions than merely wandering there at night to rest your pretty head. People should take time building a true oasis for themselves, working to identify the right color palette, theme and design that will enable them to best relax. We need more excuses to retreat to our bed havens! You don’t have to sit in bed blinking through the dim blue light of your laptop. Bring a secretary desk into your bedroom! 

Beach Style Bedroom by Venice Architects & Building Designers Court Designs

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Eclectic Bedroom by Los Angeles General Contractors SoCal Contractor
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Traditional Bedroom by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers Gast Architects

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Traditional Bedroom by Mclean Interior Designers & Decorators Roxanne Lumme Interiors, LLC

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Traditional Bedroom by Baton Rouge Interior Designers & Decorators TY LARKINS INTERIORS

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The Nook Maker: And lastly, maybe you have an alcove or space that could use a bit of purpose. Use a secretary deck to create your own cozy nook for you to relax and unwind while you read buzzfeed and your favorite BLOG! 

Rustic Home Office by Scottsdale Architects & Building Designers Don Ziebell

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Traditional Home Office by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Brian Dittmar Design, Inc.

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Mediterranean Home Office by Mendham Architects & Building Designers Cusano Associates Architecture + design

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Stay saucy my friends!

Jenn

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