Saturday, May 18, 2013

Form, Function & Fun

Apple products are known for being sleek, sexy and well-designed. So, when we got our new iMac earlier this year, Eric and I wanted to make a computer desk that was as equally beautiful. 

It had to be modern and minimal, but still functional. And it had to fit in with the decor of our master bedroom.

After much back-and-forth on ideas, we settled on this simple "wedge" of a desk. It's more of a shelf, really. I had seen a much smaller version used to hold a plant, and thought: "Well, why couldn't we just make it really BIG and put a computer on it?" Easier said than done, of course. Cutting angles that sharp to make joints is kinda tricky. Or so my husband tells me. (But he did it. I knew he could. He always does.)

I especially love that it looks more like a display for artwork than a piece of furniture. And it's got a hidden storage area inside to hold all those wires, hard drives and miscellaneous computer stuff that always seems to junk up a work space. Eric skillfully added some magnets to the inside left panel to keep it in place and easily removable. Sneaky, huh?

As for seating, we're using a small, decorative ottoman that can be moved out of the way.

Once again Eric exceeded my expectations by creating something that's minimal, functional and beautiful.


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