Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Perfect Secretary Desk with Hutch
Did you see this picture on IG from Ballard Designs? It stopped me in my tracks the other day when I was viewing my IG feed. It's simple and refreshing. It's effortless. I love the subtle holiday touches - undecorated table top tree, red pillows, acorns in lanterns, berry wreath and berry branches in copper pot.
But, even more, I love the secretary desk with hutch in the background and immediately looked on BD for that particular piece. It's called the San Marino Secretary Desk with Hutch and comes in many colors.
I have the absolute perfect spot for this piece. This is the piece I NEED that would sit in our family room and would serve as my command central (I don't have a place/desk in our kitchen). It could store my calendar, computer, incoming mail, to-do lists as well as the kid's paper, crayons, study aids and coloring books.
I love the clean lines and the fact that it has a hutch with glass doors to store my pretty things and keep things open and airy, but the desk has closed storage cabinets and drawers on the bottom which is a necessity. It's perfect…..until……
I saw the $2K plus price tag!! What? I am just shocked that a retail box store really makes a furniture piece worth this price tag. Am I wrong? I am assuming it isn't hardwood. The description says veneer so is it veneers on top of mdf?? Who knows. I can't imagine people pay this price when it isn't hard wood. But, it sure is beautiful to look at……
I know I can find an antique secretary for a quarter of this price, but a lot of them aren't big enough or don't have the clean lines that I am looking for. This piece meets both those needs.
Who knows maybe one day I'll score this piece at the outlet store, but until then I can just dream…..