House Beautiful - Designer: Albert Hadley
This library designed by Albert Hadley creates an office area that would be a wonderful place to work, but where to put your stuff! I don't know about you, but I have files and papers that are active at any given point despite every effort to be paperless.
Here is my office area in our house in Upstate New York. My solution for filing is a magazine rack at the lower left of the photo. While I didn't buy this particular magazine rack at auction (but I did buy the desk at Doyle New York!), I often see wonderful traditional magazine racks at auction at very good prices.
Stair Galleries June 26th Auction
We went to the preview of the Stair Galleries (Hudson, NY) upcoming auction scheduled for June 26th. The magazine rack above (lot 249) is described as Edwardian Mahogany with an estimate of $700 - $900. It would make an elegant file holder.
Copake Auction June 26th
Copake Auctions in Copkae New York also has an auction on June 26th and this magazine rack has an estimate of $200 - $300. Also a good option (and cheaper) for your files. Magazines are OK too!
Christie's Interiors Sale June 24/25 - Lot 845
Finally, the auction later this week at Christie's in New York has this example of what they call a George IV Rosewood Canterbury with an estimate of $1,500 - $2,000.
These are just a few examples that let you retain style and control files at the same time no matter where you set up your office in your home.