As they pile up, all those lurking tasks and waiting repairs can feel heavy on the soul and lead to more procrastination. But after the tedium of winter, the spring and summer weather will spur you to tackle your home fix-it list with a vengeance. You'll enjoy crossing items off your list as you finish them off one by one. That's the real pleasure: being able to take the giant marker in your brain and obliterating list tasks like reseeding the front lawn, repairing the screen door, hiring a house painter, or replacing the garage door opener.
Hint: It's H&M! While the store is known for affordable fashion lines, H&M has also upgraded its home decor selection, and we couldn't be happier. You'll find everything from duvet cover sets to bath mats and won't have to compromise half of your paycheck to decorate your space. What's not to love?
Need a little creativity boost? Well, we all know that starts with office decor (right?). Give your desk the boost it needs with one of these totally trendy lamps.
An ergonomic office chair provides stable body support to reduce aches and pains associated with sitting behind a desk all day. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best ergonomic office chair to keep you comfy as you work.
Dusky, muted, blanched, or smoky—don't let the adjectives fool you. These hues layer rooms with quiet, timeless beauty.
Interior Desinger - Jimmy Stanton, Stanton Home Furnishings, 1190 Huff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-351-3890; stantonhomefurnishings.com.
Contractor - Patrick Watkins, Watkins Builders, 2930 Atlanta Hwy., Madison, GA 30650; 706-474-1103.
Kitchen Installation - Chris Sineath, Full Remodeling & Woodworks by Chris, Hampton, Georgia; 770-897-9454.
Art & Drapery Installation - Taylor Herbik, Design Accents Unlimited, Inc., 2792 Benson Dr., Marietta, GA 30062; 770-565-4237.
Furniture Delivery & Installation Services - Knox-Addley Art + Design Services, 1468 Southland Cir., Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-603-8000; knoxaddley.com.
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Heather Ann Creations
The unique Heather Ann Creations Catherine Writing Desk with Accent Mirrors has a timeless design to fit into any décor. Standing at just over 30 inches tall, this desk i … s masterfully handcrafted from natural hardwood and is available in your choice of... read more
Heather Ann Creations
Winsome Wood's new Bailey collection of wall leaning home office furniture in black finish is contemporary and compact. The desk with 2 shelves can be used as a stand alo … ne piece or paired with the 5 tier shelves in a modular fashion. Check out the... read more
Get your work done in style with the Chelsea Lane Mirror Desk with Drawer (Chrome). Its mirrored finish adds a modern lift to almost any space. The built-in drawer allows … you to keep your personal items secure and within arm's reach. This Chelsea Lane... read more
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KRIS table, console table, coffee table or desk. Multi functional - solid beech wood legs and table frame and high gloss white table top made of particle board is simplic … ity and beauty combined into one whole. It perfectly reflects the atmosphere of... read more
MEBLE FURNITURE & RUGS
Incorporate industrial style into your workspace with this mixed-materials desk. The iron frame and legs work with the wooden desktop to create an interesting mix. A keyb … oard tray is a useful feature in this minimalist design. read more
Make a modern and bold statement in your space with the wood top and streamlined black-tone metal base of this chic desk.
Polished metal X-legs and a glossy top lend this cosmopolitan desk an enticing look that recalls mid-century modern style.
Bring appealing mid-century style to your home office with the retro lines of this handsome desk.
Bring coastal-inspired transitional styling to a hallway or home workspace with the clean lines and crisp ash gray finish of this versatile desk.
A brilliant fusion of lacquer, shimmering metal and warm wood grain imbue this elegantly modern desk with alluring cosmopolitan style.
Capture a cottage country design feel in your space with this desk. The carved-style legs and contrasting color top and drawer pull bring a relaxed sophistication to a li … ving room, bedroom or home office. read more
The carved fluted legs, framed drawer fronts and contrasting tones of this splendid desk offer all the charm of French provincial style for your space in a stunning way. … A distressed two-tone finish adds to its beauty by lending it an appealing, aged... read more
X-shaped silver painted finish legs and a sleek white lacquered top define the Scandinavian-inspired style of this modern desk. A pull-down compartment provides utility b … y offering ample room for storing office supplies. read more
A sleek metal frame nicely balances the wood top of this desk to offer modern style for your home work space. Functionality is provided by a rear storage bin that is idea … l for holding office supplies. read more
Sharpen the look of your workspace with the sleek lines and crisp tones of this contemporary desk. The tabletop pulls open to reveal useful storage for pens, paper and ot … her stationery. read more
Maximize your space and your style with this desk that looks as if it is leaning against the wall. The industrial-inspired design combines warm wood-tone finishes with me … tal to create a striking addition to your modern or contemporary workspace. read more
Sharp lines balanced by a bent metal tubular frame make a striking visual contrast on this enticing desk. Its large drawer adds functionality by providing plenty of space … for office supplies. read more
The amoeba shape top of this desk has a flush drawer to offer functionality that complements its striking, Scandinavian-inspired retro design.
Two incorporated drawers add convenience to this desk while its sleek metal frame and top speak of modern, cosmopolitan style.
Featuring a large tabletop, the Verdin desk provides an abundant amount of workspace. Crafted from durable dark bronze-finished metal, the Verdin features an Mdf wood tab … letop in a distressed ash veneer finish for chic contrast. Inspired by industrial... read more
Create an ultra-contemporary and airy workspace with the clean and simple look of this strikingly modern and alluringly minimalist glass desk.
Bring sophisticated style to your workspace with this desk. A hinged door reveals a storage compartment and a pull-out drawer helps keep your pens, pencils and other nece … ssities organized in this sleek, contemporary design. read more
The swooping ''Z''-sides, warm espresso finish and bold combination of materials on this functional computer desk lend it a designer-inspired look that can create an enti … cing workspace that serves to motivate you. read more
Introduce edgy metropolitan style and essential functionality into your workspace with the metal mesh accents, crisp glass top and pull-out keyboard tray of this contempo … rary computer desk. read more
A streamlined trapezoid table rests on tapered legs to give this sleek desk a chic, Scandinavian-inspired character. A hidden drawer adds to its appeal by providing funct … ionality. read more
Legendary lines. Echoing the traditional secretary style, this desk has a charming pine wood construction that gives it a decidedly rustic twist.