A bureau is a traditional style of home desk designed to blend in with your existing furniture but ‘traditional’ doesn’t have to mean ‘old-fashioned’ as there are quite a few options with modern styling and provision for computer equipment and cabling you might want to consider?
Loft Desk – a contemporary style console desk with storage cubbies and a little drawer. The pull-out desktop extends from 52 – 78 cm. Available white/ash veneer, all ash veneer or painted white. W105 × D52 × H95 cm. £199 from johnlewis.com
Grayson Bureau – a stunningly modern roll-top desk with a workstation and cupboard space. Features an extending desktop mounted on steel runners and there’s also provision top and bottom for cables. Finished in ash veneer. W84 × D40 × H100 cm. £599 from johnlewis.com
Hemingway Writing Bureau – a charming bureau desk with a traditional style drop-down writing surface/workspace, pull-out drawer and internal shelving. Finished with pippy oak veneers which give a an antique style appearance. W75 × D40 × H115 cm. £1,100 from johnlewis.com
Padstow Bureau – a putty-grey painted desk with oak veneer top and trim. Features a drop-down workspace (supported by a pair of retractable bars, cubby shelves, knick-knack drawer and a cupboard. W75 × D40 × H115 cm. £799 from marksandspencer.com
Greenwich Bureau with sliding door storage cupboard and a drop-down writing desk which reveals oak storage drawers and cubby space. Painted a soft cream colour with an oak top which adds a touch of style. Although described as solid oak it’s actually an oak veneer. Overall dimensions: 125 cm wide x 109 cm high x 44 cm deep. Price £899 from Marks & Spencer and delivered fully assembled.
Sonoma Bureau – an oak and oak veneer desk with drop-down writing surface featuring a bonded leather insert. The modern design incorporates a small cupboard with an internal shelf, 2 deep drawers and a narrow full-width drawer. W113 × D43 × H130 cm. £999 from marksandspencer.com
Garrat Oiled Oak Bureau made from solid oak and oak veneers this solid-looking bureau features an oiled finish and brass effect door furniture. Comprises of a drop down writing desk, a double door cupboard, with an adjustable shelf, 3 pull-out drawers and internal accessory trays. Dimensions: 90 cm wide x 110 cm high x 38 cm deep. Price £1,025 from Laura Ashley. Made to order and delivered fully assembled.
Marvel Secretary – a natural pine desk with drop leaf writing surface, shelf and a cupboard. W82 × D39 × H107 cm. £222.99 from wayfair.co.uk
Lalani Secretary Desk – stained pine desk with a hutch and 3 drawers. Available in a range of colours too. W82 × D48 × H115 cm. £386.75 from wayfair.co.uk