Published on August 5, 2021

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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. 

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“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!) on 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?

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