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image via West Elm
But the image that really spoke to me was this one, where the Parson's desk is used as a nightstand/desk. I'm considering scrapping the nightstand that I'm refinishing (by scrapping, I mean relocating it to my son's bedroom) and replacing it with a Parson's desk. It could be my own little oasis. The only change I'd make is to replace the chair in the picture below with an upholstered storage cube like the one in the picture above. In theory, I like the chair, but darkness + getting into/out of bed + chair in my way = me with broken bones.