In honor of her 40th birthday yesterday, Meghan Markle gave away a gift—or two, if you ask us. The Duchess of Sussex not only released a video announcing her new mentorship program, 40×40, but did so from her Montecito, California, home office, offering a sneak peek 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 Bordeaux table by Classic Home.
Yes, it’s on the pricey side at $2,198, 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. Plus Warehouse Direct USA is offering a 33 percent discount right now—that’s more than $700 back in your pocket.
If the piece isn’t the right fit for your budget or space, never fear: we found two more lookalikes. (Pottery Barn’s slim console version is a great small space-friendly solution.)
For WFHers 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?