Building a look around a quality statement piece is a good way to anchor a room. When augmented with lower-cost pieces, itâ€™s also a good way to achieve a look thatâ€™s greater than the sum of its parts. This weekâ€™s Design Around is an office space based on a metal desk.
The Parsons desk is already a classic, but this hand-wrapped metal version from West Elm really steals the show. $499.
The CoCo Cabana chair from Urban Outfitters is made of reclaimed steel and would look great shimmied up next to the desk.Â $189.
This Silver Pebbles rug from CB2 isnâ€™t necessarily cheap (at $399) but it’s big (5′ x 8′) andâ€”as The Dude would sayâ€”it really ties the room together.
The Ljusas Salbo lamp from IKEA is complimentary while maintaining a character all it own. $39.99.
A playful twist on the ongoing taxidermy craze, this inflatable tiger head makes for cheeky wall dÃ©cor. $30 from Urban Outfitters.
These baskets are great for floor storage of books, magazines or all of your already-outdated electronics. $44.99 for 3, from Target.
Things made of wood that arenâ€™t normally made of wood are fun. Case in point: this stapler.Â $28 from Seltzer Studios.