One hot desk

I had an email from a reader recently, asking whether I thought she should get a desk from Ikea.

Now, I LOVE Ikea stuff , and would normally have said yes, but one of my favourite pieces of furniture in my house is my Loft desk, £199, from John Lewis.

For just a few pounds more than an Ikea version, you get something made of solid oak and oak veneer, that looks like it was designed by Conran. With an extendable pull-out desk top, it’s perfect for a home office, and easily smart enough for the corner of a living room/bedroom where space is tight. It has five useful cubbyholes, plus a drawer, and discreet holes for computer cables.

It’s available in plain oak or White; or for £225, you can now get the “Reborn” version, which has gorgeous coloured lacquer inside the cubbyholes. Cute!


  1. March 16, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    I love these desks! My desk is always so full of clutter I end up typing in a tiny corner of space – the perfect way to compound one’s stress! I think the loft desk reborn is now top of my wishlist! Love your blog x

  2. April 18, 2013 / 4:27 pm

    What a sweet post! I always add a drawer liner or two to my desks- add a bit of colour and fun to an otherwise mundane piece of furniture 🙂

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