Splurge Vs Conserve

21 Mar

You may recall here my wish for my own little nook, somewhere I could happily blog & write away – Carry Bradshaw style! Well the time has come people & I am going to make my little dream a reality.

I found a little unused space to claim my own at the back of the apartment, although technically it is still part of our sitting room/come kitchen/come dining room……I think it makes it all the more Carrie authentic!

So this brings me on to my latest dilemma, to find a desk that is the perfect fit. I have been trawling through the internet like a woman possessed & I keep coming back to the Parsons office desk. I love everything about it, from it’s sleek clean look to the practicality of the storage drawers……

West Elm – Parsons Office Desk
Ikea – Micke Office Desk

On my last Splurge Vs Conserve – The Hunter boots debacle….I Splurged, so in an attempt to balance things out I think this time I should Conserve. My only peeve about the IKEA desk is the birch drawers – it’s not as streamlined as the Parsons however I could attempt a DIY job & spray paint them white to match.

What do you think folks……should I Splurge or should I be sensible & Conserve??


5 Responses to “Splurge Vs Conserve”

  1. featherfactor March 21, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    I would probably conserve but then be soo frustrated trying to put the furniture together 🙂 Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

  2. Blithely Unaware March 22, 2011 at 3:46 am #

    I’d say splurge.. But I have NO self control… It just looks… much more classic.

    I’m on the search for the ultimate desk at the moment too, I’m hoping I can find a 2nd hand one that I can paint white… wish me luck!


  3. Shin March 22, 2011 at 4:31 am #

    Hi Emma! I would definitely conserve too. I don’t see too much of a difference between them and like you said, you can paint the drawers white to match the color. I usually save my money on furniture but splurge on clothes and other geeky stuff like new printers and flat screens 🙂 xoxoxoo

  4. MelRod March 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    Conserve!! You can always paint the piece of wood white if you don’t like it. But I actually like it the way it is.



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