Wahoo! Thanks to a discerning and very good friend of mine, I learned this evening that the West Elm parsons desklook-alike is back at overstock.com! You can get the same look for half the cost of the WE desk ($150 compared to $299). And at the risk of sounding like a discount carpet store commercial, hurry! These won't last. The desk is available in black, red, and my favorite, white.
*Note: I had already encouraged another friend to purchase this desk in black a few months ago, and so you know, the quality is excellent and super easy to assemble.