When we were working on our last house renovation I got the opportunity to work with the incredibly talented furniture makers Huston & Company in Kennebunkport, Maine to design my own dining table. 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 a desk 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 Gates Desk 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!
The Gates Desk with three drawers with campaign pulls.
Back and Side Profile
We chose a grey wash over the solid white oak grain for a modern yet classic color scheme.
I am obsessed with these vases from Hudson, by the way.
I love the exaggerated grain and swoop of the legs!
Tray and candle from Hudson // 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!
Contact Huston & Company 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!