FurnitureJune 23, 2014

Introducing the Gates Desk with Huston & Company!

When we were working on our last house renovation I got the opportunity to work with the incredibly talented furniture makers in Kennebunkport, Maine to Not only did I personally love the finished product, but a lot of other people did and they went on to make a bunch of Gates tables for people all over country in various shapes, sizes and finishes.  So when they approached me to design another piece for them I was delighted to!  I decided that would be perfect as I struggle to find great desks for clients,  and so went about conceptualizing a design that embodied the lines of the dining table mixed with some campaign furniture details. I wanted it to be a modern classic that worked with a variety of decor styles and was of substantial size (I love a nice, big work space!) The finished product, the was recently delivered to my parent’s beach house (I gave the desk to my dad as a thank you for all the work he’s done designing OUR new home) and we styled it up and shot it a couple weeks ago! Check it out!

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Rug and wire waste basket from, chair from DWR, lamp from Pottery Barn, vintage map found at an antique shop in CT

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with three drawers with campaign pulls.

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Back and Side Profile

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We chose a grey wash over the solid white oak grain for a modern yet classic color scheme.

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I am obsessed with , by the way.

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I love the exaggerated grain and swoop of the legs!

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Tray and candle from // Drawer detail

Here are some pictures of the desk being made.  Every piece from Huston & Company is hand made in their shop in Kennebunkport, Maine.  These pieces are meant to last a lifetime and be passed down to future generations. In a world of disposable furniture there is such beauty in having something hand made just for you that will last forever!

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Contact to order and make it your own (I am sure this could easily be made as a rectangle dining table with no drawers as well!)  They are the nicest people int he world to work with and make the often intimidating idea of custom furniture a welcome, lovely experience!

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