I need to find a high secretary desk to go in my transitional/mostly modern family room. I've been eyeing this one at William Sonoma Home. It's beautiful and works with modern or transitional.
The problem is that it's black lacquer,and I have two kids under 5. I worry we'll chip the finish many, many times over. Solid wood is the way to go. Any ideas on a sleek, more-modern tall secretary?
All the modern-ish ones I'm seeing are big blocks of square wood. No thanks! I like a more delicate look with a tapered leg or tapered body.
(On a side note, anyone have experience with black lacquered furnitiure? Is it as delicate as I fear? The wood sample they sent is already chipping on the edges--but the center seems very durable. If it's more durable than I think, then I would buy the WS desk in a second!.)
Here is a link that might be useful: WS Lacourte Desk