Pull Up a Chair to Exeter Fields’ High Gloss Campaign Desk

Its brightly buffed lacquer finish is meant for homework that shines.

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Photo courtesy of Exeter Fields

Desks, while essential, become overlooked when their main function is clouded by piles of papers and junk mail. Whether a desk is in a bedroom or a study, it can serve as a vehicle for clutter rather than a haven for studying. The clutter, it seems, becomes lost when topping a plain, wooden desk.

New Hampshire-based Exeter Fields is challenging the idea that New England-made furniture should stick to its unadorned roots. Their “High Gloss Campaign Desk” is not finished in natural wood, but instead with a rich dark blue buffed lacquer. The high gloss finish is complemented by the desk’s solid brass hardware, making the piece fit for homework that shines.

“Our inspiration comes from how color can transform your whole space.” says Kimiyo Lincoln owner of Exeter Fields. With a background in interior design, she creates pieces that make a statement.

“It is so much fun to walk into a study or bedroom and see a spark of color that just puts a smile on your face,” she adds.

Exeter Fields has been custom-making furniture since 2012, but their team comes with more than 30 years of furniture-making and interior design experience. All of their pieces are hand-crafted in their shop and typically take four to six weeks to build and then lacquer in a chosen Benjamin Moore paint color. Exeter Fields ships all over the country with special delivery services to Boston, southern New Hampshire and southern Maine for a $50 fee.

The bold and sturdy High Gloss Campaign Desk creates an inviting study area by injecting a bit of spunk, as well as industrial accents that channel the look of a school locker.

“Many of our urban customers have limited space and they want to customize their furniture for their needs but also have furniture that makes them happy when they walk through the door,” says Lincoln.  “Honestly, we just love making well-built furniture that looks like eye candy.”

The High Gloss Campaign Desk by Exeter Fields is available on Etsy, etsy.com/shop/ExeterFields.