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A Study in Style


Choice Chairs

Whether taking the place of the traditional swivel desk chair or providing a comfortable perch to read paperwork, accent chairs can also add panache to the home office. Case in point: the buttery leather of Robin Bruce’s architect chair, shown here with Lessina teal leather and contrasting natural Puccini welting. Find it for $1,099 at Matter Brothers, Naples and Fort Myers.

Shaker Simplicity

Kincaid Furniture’s just-released Meeting House collection combines old (Shaker-inspired design) with modern touches (keyboard space hidden in a drawer) and a design that’s more table than desk. Plus, its smaller footprint takes up less space while still providing plenty of room for a laptop or iPad. The collection also includes a two-drawer lateral file with space-expanding leaves and a bookcase with touch-activated lighting. Pieces are made from eco-friendly solid wild black cherry and accented with classic wood and antiqued brass knobs. The desk is priced at $799; the file at $999. Both available through La-Z-Boy Galleries, Naples, this fall.

Subtlety Rules

With its underlying softness of palette and texture, there’s nothing about this room that screams "study." Instead, interior designer Kira Krümm sets a tranquil tone, rendered in the silver-bronze of the textured linen sofa and chair, coordinating ottoman and the creamy neutral hue of the custom-built shelving and desk area. A framed black-and-white photography of driftwood on a beach adds to the serenity of the space; the ottoman, with its removable silver tray lets the furniture pull double duty as a coffee table. Photography courtesy of Kira Krümm Interior Design. Photographer Randall Perry

Minimal but Mighty

Euro Trend’s Papiro desk blends metal and oak in a minimalist design. Priced at $3,000, the item is available through www.eurotrendusa.com.

On Garden

C.R. Laine’s Chai chair, shown in a happy, hand-stitched crewel, is appropriately named "Garden Party Spring." Available at Alison Craig Home, Naples, for $1,395.

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