In the summer of 2017 I renovated by father’s old bureau. At the time I did not expect to see a resurgence of this iconic piece of furniture. Yet here we are in a new decade and there is a vast array from which to choose. This blog features six (+1) of the of my personal favourite bureaux which are available to buy on-line.
Easton Desk by Nina Campbell
This elegant Easton Desk by Nina Campbell comes in a choice of 18 colours, brass or nickel hardware, and a choice of tassel colours. Chose a different colour for the interior to make a real statement.
Hemnes Bureau from Ikea
This solid wood and fibreboard backed Hemnes Bureau from Ikea comes in a choice of two colours; black-brown or white stain. It comes with a built in cable management system which ensures cables are out of sight and close at hand.
The Marcell Bureau from Made.com
The Marcell desk bureau from Made.com comes in deep blue or grey engineered wood. The distinctly minimal plinth base and handles are black metal. It has a mix of drawers and cupboards above which is a fold down work surface.
The Grayson Bureau from John Lewis
The Grayson bureau from John Lewis comes in a high-quality wood veneered finish; dark or light. The desk slides out to create a solid work surface and the soft-close cupboard doors open to reveal internal shelving. There are media holes at the back for cables.
The Light Oak Hidden Bureau by the Cotswold Co.
The clever design of the Light Oak Hidden Bureau by the Cotswold Co. makes it look like a 6-drawer chest. However, when open it provides ample space for a laptop and plenty of storage for stationery. The bottom 2 drawers house one large filing cabinet.
The Padstow Bureau from Marks & Spencer
The Padstow Bureau from Marks & Spencer combines a country aesthetic with a contemporary design. It features shelves, compartments, drawers, and a traditional pull-down desk. The ivory coloured paint and natural oak veneer top give it an understated appearance.
The Ardingly cabinet by Neptune
The design of the Ardingly Cabinet by Neptune makes it a truly versatile piece of furniture. Constructed from painted tulipwood, darkened oak, and Carrara marble it functions as a very neat and tidy workstation.
Alternatively, it could also be used as a drinks cabinet, TV cupboard, a larder, or dressing table.
Bureaux provide a compact solution which ensure working-from-home paraphernalia can be tidied away at the end of the day. On the whole they tend to be more costly than a desk due to their storage capacity.
Follow this link to read about the renovation of my father’s bureau using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ and stencil.