Decorating Eleanor's Room

One Desk, Three Ways

I shared a few of my favorites from Target’s revamped Room Essentials line a couple of weeks ago and today, I’m showing how their Wood & Metal White Desk can be styled three ways. It’s a little like my Making it Yours series in which I take a piece of furniture through three room designs, so this was a fun post to work on!

One Desk from Target, Three Different Ways on Making it Lovely

For Letter Writing, Bill Paying

You may not have need (or space) for a full home office, but many of us could still benefit from a place to sit and respond to mail or work from our laptop. With a cute lamp and some artwork above, this desk would look great in an underused portion of a living room or bedroom.

Cute Desk from Target on Making it Lovely

Cute Desk from Target on Making it Lovely

Cute Desk from Target on Making it Lovely

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As an Entryway Console

The desk is small in scale, so it would be great in an entryway with just a little room to spare. A stool can be tucked in beneath, a tray on top collects mail, and I like having a piggy bank there to collect loose change too. Drawers are handy for storing anything you may need near the entryway but that isn’t all that pretty to look at.

Desk as an Entry Console, Making it Lovely

Desk as an Entry Console, Making it Lovely

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In a Kid’s Room

This would make a great desk for kids, too! Next to a bed, it can also serve as a nightstand; just swivel that light over for reading a bedtime story.

A Kid's Desk from Target, Making it Lovely

A Kid's Desk from Target, Making it Lovely

A Kid's Desk from Target, Making it Lovely

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The desk is available now, in stores, and it’s a great piece that takes on the personality of what you pair with it. Do you have a favorite look from the three above?

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  • kristin
    August 5, 2014 at 8:38 am

    love, love, love that desk!

  • Elena
    August 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Nicole, the desk is very cute, but do you know the name/type of calendar with the pear? I must have it.

    • Making it Lovely
      August 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

      It’s by One Canoe Two. Looks like they’ll have another the same size for 2015, but the art is a somewhat different style, and all flowers.

  • Margie
    August 5, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Great desk. This is going to work perfect in my entry way! I want the stool too. Where is it from?

  • Sara
    August 5, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I’m sure you’ve shared before, but can you remind me of the color on the wall in the entryway photo? Thanks!

    • Making it Lovely
      August 5, 2014 at 10:40 am

      I set that up in my bedroom! It’s ‘Comfort Gray’ from Sherwin-Williams.

  • Katia
    August 5, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I saw an ecuadorian Panamam hat. Right?

    • Making it Lovely
      August 5, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Yes, and it’s actually Brandon’s (though it looks unisex or girly the way I styled it there!).

  • Christina
    August 5, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I love the blue lamp in the first iteration… Can you tell me the source?

  • Sayeh, The Office Stylist
    August 5, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Such a versatile piece of furniture. I love how you styled it as the entryway console. That pear calendar is adorable too!

  • Emily
    August 5, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I love this!! Can you share the art and chair source from your first way to style the desk? Thanks!!

  • Staci @ My Friend Staci
    August 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Cute, cute, cute. Love your simple (not over the top) styling. I have the nesting side table on my patio (under an overhang). We will see how it holds up in the long run, being outside and all. Love the clean lines and simple white and wood-look color scheme though :)

  • Melanie
    August 5, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Love the white Dala horse. Where did you get it? Too cute!

  • Kristen
    August 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Oh my word. The ways you’ve styled these are amazing. I LOVE what you’ve done with each desk. I want it now, and I want it each way!!!

  • emily
    August 5, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    the desk as a side table is my favorite! my daughter has a similar set-up in her bedroom…it works perfectly in real life. plus, the contrast with the blue wall really makes the desk look much more expensive than it is!

  • Kerry
    August 7, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Seriously Nicole, the height of your floor moulding is AMAZING. Off topic, but just had to say!

  • Jessica
    August 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I want this! Not quite sure where to put it thought … wait maybe I do know!

    What is the pait colour in your first treatment of the desk. Loving that too!

    Thanks Nicole!

    • Making it Lovely
      August 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      That’s in our library — it’s ‘Pink Ground’ from Farrow & Ball.