We Figured Out Where to Buy the Desk in Meghan Markle’s Home Office
First of all, it’s actually a dining table.
Updated Dec 16, 2022 11:02 AM
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We’ve learned a lot of new information about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex through Netflix’s six-episode limited series Harry & Meghan, like the fact that Beyoncé has Meghan Markle‘s phone number and that Prince Harry is a pretty decent wildlife photographer. We also got a better understanding of how they live at home with their two kids, Archie and Lilibet, specifically their latest house in Montecito, California. While we don’t see much of the interior during the show, you might recall that we got a peek inside Markle’s office not too long ago.
In honor of her 40th birthday last year, she gave away a gift—or two, if you ask us. The duchess not only released a video announcing her new mentorship program, 40×40, but did so from her WFH space, offering a glimpse of where she gets it all done.
“I’m asking 40 friends to donate 40 minutes of their time to help mentor a woman who’s mobilizing back into the workforce,” Markle tells her pal Melissa McCarthy via Zoom. She stacks her books to prop up her laptop (stars—they’re just like us!)a dining table–turned–desk with major French farmhouse vibes. We’ll save you the Google rabbit-hole dive—it looks to be the Bander dining table from Pottery Barn.
Bander Dining Table, Pottery Barn ($1,699)
Yes, it’s on the pricey side at $1,699, but you’re getting your money’s worth: The pine piece is an impressive 83 inches long (Markle set hers up as a workspace for two, and there’s still plenty of room for files and a carafe of water). Curvy baluster legs elevate the rustic wood finish, so it manages to mesh easily with both the elegant wainscoting and California-cool jute rug in her space.
If the table isn’t the right fit for your space, never fear: We found a few more look-alikes.
For WFH-ers whose only choice is to take meetings from their dining room, we can imagine no better alternative. Come sunset, swap the laptop for a cocktail and a couple friends (the table sits up to six). Work who?