The West Elm parsons desk is everywhere. I see it in magazines, designer's portfolios, and in homes of fellow bloggers. I've even convinced a few of my best friends to buy one. But I keep struggling with whether I should bite the bullet and purchase one, as well. Don't get me wrong. I want one. It's timeless and chic, but I'm not sure it provides enough desk space (and I like a lot of desk space). But then again, I could always use it as a counsel table or in lieu of a nightstand... hmm... to buy or not to buy? That is the question. Here are a few favorites of the WE parsons:
Featured in Domino, the parsons desk is used in the living room of Jessie Randall and Brian Murphy, designers of Loeffler Randall
Some other knock-out rooms:
The designers from Robyn Karp Interiors frequently use the white parsons.
Courtesy of Flickr folks:
As a counsel table in this mod space
White lacquer parsons, Louis ghost chair, and pink orchid. Check, check, and check! But still, this space could use some sprucing up. i.e. Why is the desk flush against the wall and not centered in that nook?
Cute - love the lamp duo.
It used to come in red! Another counsel table.
Pretty chic minus the cord hanging down. I give this a thumbs up.
I adore the mini parsons desk. Perfect for apartment dwellers.
Bloggers Love Parsons Too!
As shown yesterday, Michelle Adams of M. A. Belle has the white parsons in her NYC apartment.
Sherry and John of Young House Love blog day and night from the comfort of their white parsons.
I have a hunch a blogger works at this desk. But I could be wrong.
The Mini was featured in InStyle:
I cannot tell if some of these are the West Elm parsons, but they definitely have the same look...
The parsons can even transform a closet into a workspace.
Carrie Bradshaw's apartment makeover in SATC movie featured a similar, white lacquer parsons desk.
Normally $329 but currently on sale for $299.
A few retired colors... pale blue and mint green.
My friend bought a West Elm parsons replica from Overstock.com in black for $149.99, but I believe it has since sold out. They still have it in red for those of you looking for a pop of color.
WalMart has a smaller parsons for $49.99! It comes in white, black, orange, and indigo.