project home | the perfect white desk

Now that we’ve purchased our first home, one of the things I’m most excited about is my own office space. I need a creative area where I can focus on brainstorming for my blog, freelance writing, and editing photos because I’m more motivated when everything is clean, organized and looking pretty. Since we’re leaving Boston on Friday (here we come, new house!) I’ve been searching different websites for the perfect white desk. I’ve had brown and black desks but never a bright white one, and for some reason, I’m really looking forward to it.

Here are my picks for the perfect white desk:

The Perfect White Desk
Clockwise: 1. Randol Desk | 2. Threshold Basic Desk | 3. Parsons Desk | 4. Lumisource Pia Desk | 5. Micke Desk

My husband has had the honor of studying all of these white desks (and then some), and after careful consideration, I think I’ll be purchasing the Parsons Desk from West Elm. At the moment, I’m having a love affair with West Elm and everything about their furniture makes me happy inside — especially when they have sales.

After I pick out a desk, I’ll be adding a striped accent wall and fun wall decor from Etsy. Any recommendations?

So, what does your office space look like?


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  • Katie @ Something Winnderful

    I dream of the day I have my own office. I also dream of actually having a house haha. One day. When that day comes, I’m buying myself a beautiful bright white desk ASAP. I have so many pinned on Pinterest it’s not even funny.

  • Helene

    now that i’m working from home i need to start searching for the perfect desk. thanks for the inspiration!

  • Erica Jacquline

    I really want to make my home office pretty too! Right now it is just my old kitchen table and bookcases with college textbooks! Not very inspirational, hence why I work from my dining room right now! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your space

  • Paige

    I have the top right desk from Target and I really like it! I use it for makeup though. I think it might be a little small for a work desk.


  • Beka Johnson

    I love that desk – it’s my favorite one. West Elm is awesome! I bought the prettiest duvet from there.

    My office space is my couch =) We live in an apartment so I just work with what I got.

  • Nicole @ Treasure Tromp

    oh I love the one of the top right. So cute!

  • Sara Louise

    I’d pick the Parsons desk too… very pretty! It’s amazing what a nice, clean space can do for creativity :)

  • Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    I like the threshold and lumisource desks. I love their simplicity.

  • Sophie

    I am loving the top left one. I would never know how to pair it with anything else – nor how to keep it tidy for that matter – but it is gorgeous and would fit right into my imaginary dream office space.
    My real office space is actually my boyfriend’s old desk piled high with boxes and papers we didn’t know where else to put when we were first moving in (five months ago!). Meaning, my office space is actually the couch. We have to move again though and I’m thinking THIS time we’ll make this whole ‘organization’ thing a reality!

  • Kaelene Spence

    I like simple and not bulky desks so I think I would go with the Parons desk as well. I can’t wait to have an office space in my home again.

  • Amanda

    Top right would be my choice! I love how simple and clean it is! x

  • Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife

    I also love white furniture but make sure you have coasters! We have a large coffee cup ring on our dining table because I was not paying attention and missed the placemat!

  • Rachel @ Me Myself and Atlanta

    I just got a bright white desk and it really has made me more focused and creative!! Good choice from West Elm – that place is fab!!

  • Jacqueline

    We are sooo on the same page right now! My husband and I just bought our first home and my office is the thing I’m most excited about! (Mainly bc the husband gets NO say in how I decorate it!!) I definitely want a white desk (for blogging and editing pictures from my photog biz as well!) I was already deciding on that one from Target….but…..we will see what I end up with! Gonna make the big purchase in the next two weeks!! Can’t wait to see how you decorate it!! :)

  • Lix Hewett

    Oh wow, I love the desk you picked. So pretty! Also, sup. ;)

  • Anathalia Santos

    You made a great decision, IMO! We got the Parsons Desk and I couldn’t be happier. I love its simple lines and modern feel.

  • Kelly

    Lovely choice of desks.
    In the past 2 years, I’ve had 3 desks. I like and dislike them all. I have one really wide, one with multiple drawers and the Parsons Desk (my most used but least favorite). Still haven’t found THE one…

  • Abby

    Love that Threshold desk. I used to have a desk from Target, it lasted forever!

  • Kayla

    I LVOE white desks! They just LOOK more organied than regular brown wood.

    • Kayla

      LOVE* organized* …apparently I cannot spell ;)

  • Z K

    I have that exact Micke desk in my apartment! It works perfectly for me. :] I love that I have to keep everything organized since it has cubbies, not drawers. :]

  • Fran

    I have the Micke desk from Ikea and LOVE it!

  • Eesh

    I’m actually considering a glass desk for my new home office. I’m not very traditional and prefer things that are sort of out there.

    I can’t to see your office when it’s completed.

    Eesh | The Other Side of Paradise

  • Kate Amunrud

    I have this one which is actually a “table” but it works well for me as a desk, gives me plenty of space, and was all-white!