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From a very early age, I’ve been in love with design. Even as a little girl, I loved to flip through design magazines and look at beautiful homes. I especially LOVED being invited into a home that was well thought out and beautiful. You know the feeling… There are just some homes that take your breath away. The homeowner has taken the time to really curate a beautiful space.
You would think that in order to have a well designed and decorated home it would take a design budget large enough to feed a small third-world country for a day. It just isn’t so… It may seem like it, but I promise it’s not. I have been in multi-million dollar homes and in small 900 square foot apartments that just ooze great style. It truly doesn’t matter, you CAN create a beautiful, thoughtful space on any budget.
The key… just like with a great wardrobe, you want to have some solid, classic base pieces. For example, you always want to have a great basic black dress, classic white shirt and stylish slacks in your closet. They are your basic pieces that are well made, they are always in style and they can be dressed-up or down with current trendy accessories.
The same goes for your home. No matter what your budget, you want to find your basic black dress in furniture form. Classic pieces that fit your taste that will last through the trends. You can dress them up with current colors or accessories that change each season. But all-in-all they are beautiful and timeless.
Think that is out of your reach? Think again…
Even with a small budget, you can find timeless pieces that can create a beautiful, thoughtful home. For example, This beautiful writing desk from Sauder Woodworking CO…
This Carson Forge Writing Desk from Sauder is the perfect example of your basic black dress when it comes to home furnishings. It has a timeless elegance about it and dresses-up easily to create a stunning corner of your home. It’s made by Sauder Woodworking CO, a company that has been building furniture for 80 years. They have a solid track record of creating stylish AND affordable home furnishings for even the smallest budget. Sauder goes hand-in-hand with affordable style.
They have a commitment to manufacture as much of their product here in the United States as they can, in a most Earth-friendly way as possible… All very admirable qualities in a company these days.
The best part about this piece… The price! It’s only $204.99. What a great and affordable way to add some style without breaking the bank!
The desk is nice and compact, but finished on every side so it’s easy to add to any room. It has a pencil drawer and a slide-out hinged laptop or keyboard shelf.
I paired mine with a vintage typewriter chair that I found here in Lincoln from Nodding Goat Home at Simply Bungalow, some fun pendant lights from Antique Farmhouse and the Be Awesome Today sign is from Barn Owl Primitives.
BUT that’s how I would style it. Want to see some other bloggers who have joined me in a design challenge with this very same piece? Visit Sauder’s Put Together Lookbook…
You can find all kinds of inspiration there! You can also follow Sauder on Pinterest, Twitter & Facebook to find even more inspiration. How would you style a little black dress like this writing desk?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.0