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Tommy Smythe's Home Office

Use Thonet chairs to add personality to a workspace.

Tommy Smythe, associate designer with Sarah Richardson Design and co-star of HGTV's Sarah's Cottage and Sarah's House, repurposed key pieces that have followed him from house to house for his current apartment. An antique dresser that has served as a sideboard and night table is now a bar in the living room, and this Victorian butternut table — formerly a kitchen island in his first house — finds new life as a desk. "These pieces have sentimental value, so it's important that I don't get bored with them," he notes.

See more of Tommy's houses, from past to present, in our photo gallery.

  • Photographer: Michael Graydon
  • Source: House & Home December 2009 issue
  • Products: Thonet chairs, pot, vase, St. Lawrence Sunday Antique Market; lamp, Decorum Decorative Finds; silver bowl, ChairTableLamp.

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