Wall Street Journal | Need a Double-Duty Desk? | 6 Double-Duty Desks for Working From Home | In the post-quarantine future, these quick-fix workstations can stylishly evolve to serve other purposes—from makeup table to shelving unit.
WSJ asks Interior Designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo for her tip on double duty desks.
…A ROLLING BUFFET CART
“Nearly every designer we spoke to rallied around this simple metal table on casters for its lack of adornment, affordable price and mobility. When not in use as a desk, it can function in many ways, as game table, buffet, kitchen is-land or bar. ‘It could also serve as a surface for your indoor garden,’ said Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo. ‘Wheel it in front of your window during the day, and then find a perfect location for it in the evening where you can enjoy it.’ The New York designer suggested pairing it with wood furniture for a layered look. Go-Cart Rolling Desk, $149, cb2.com
…A SET OF BOOKSHELVES
Even while providing a workspace 23 inches deep and storage on three 11-inch shelves, this modular unit with desk attachment cuts a trim figure. “It doesn’t take up a large footprint in your furniture plan,” Ms. Blumenfeld-Russo said of the wall-mounted, wood system. While used as a working desk, a light and supplies can be stowed overhead. Later the desk surface can be repurposed as a bar or just another shelf. She would layer books, collected pieces and “long dripping succulents, as well as small-scale ones.” Sticotti Bookshelf + Desk Kit G, $1,470, beambk.com” – By Lexi Mainland, WSJ Off-Duty.