one of my best friends - who also happens to be a new homeowner - recently asked me my opinion on whether or not she should get a white lacquered parsons desk for her office. i advised her to go for it; the piece is stylish and will update her look. i also suggested she invest in an antique desk chair to get a fantastic juxtaposition of old and new.
interior tip: pair a parsons desk with an antique french chair. try ebay to find great deals on antique french chairs, or find a replica and have it upholstered.
p.s.- how amazing is this chair?