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The Art of the French Desk: A Stylish and
Functional Addition to Any Home or Office

The Art of the French Desk: A Stylish and Functional Addition to Any Home or Office

A French landing desk is more than a practical piece of furniture   for drawing documents, paying bills, or writing quick notes.  It’s a handsome indication of your fashion   sense and style.  While the wood tones   and features vary from unit to unit, almost all of them have one thing in   common: the beauty of the French provincial style.

If you’re looking for a piece of furniture that will inspire and   motivate you to live the “French” way, check out one of the top 10   French desks listed below:

Thetford   desk

This two-drawer unit is a French desk with a modern twist and   allows you to easily convert any room into a workstation.  At 30.5 “H x 42.5” W x 23 “D   it may be small and compact, but it’s definitely wide enough for you to   comfortably write or work on your laptop with ease.

The practical pull-out drawers are useful for storing office   supplies and making sure that certain items are easily accessible.  The white patina of this French country   desk can bet that it will add the perfect finishing touch to your home office   interior.

French Quarter   desk

This is a French provincial desk that has a lot of   personality.  With its solid wood   construction, birch top and elegant silhouette, you can enjoy an office with   a sophisticated atmosphere with this masterpiece of a desk.  For that reason alone, it is difficult not   to press this buy button!

We’re not done yet, however, as the unit’s extra drawer makes it   the perfect vanity for your bedroom or bathroom!  Since it blends in well with almost any   traditional or classic interior, you won’t go wrong with this stylish,   versatile table.

Secretary Home Office   Desk

This French-style desk just screams opulence!  It is the perfect desk for you if you are   an old soul with a love for all beautiful things.  The hidden details, the high-quality solid   wood construction and the authentic metal handles give the desk the   personality that makes it a great statement.    There are even loads of drawers and cubbies to boot   into.

So before you come up with the best setting for your brand new   romance novel, first create your own perfect work environment with this   stately French-style desk.  It measures   41 “W x 23” D x 42 “H and comes with easy-to-follow   instructions for quick assembly.

Art Deco French   desk

This stunning Angelette desk by Willa Arlo Interiors is   undoubtedly a real eye-catcher!  The   wooden frame and the mirror plates in combination with subtle details in   silver give every room a touch of elegance and Art Deco   style.

Since this piece is versatile, you can use it as a new dressing   table.  With its mid-century modern and   Art Deco vibe, it definitely cannot be said that it is a piece of furniture   that represents style, fashion and taste.    Just like the styles that inspired this table, it will continue to be   trendy and regal for years to come.

Pinkerton   desk

If you need a workstation, get this French-inspired Pinkerton desk   from Lark Manor.  We can recommend this   option to practically everyone as it has a simple and functional design that   keeps the user focused on each task.

This home office part was made of real rubber wood and provided   with silver pulls for the drawer.  It   features sculptural legs, a solid color finish, and clean lines that go well   with any interior space.

This French desk is more than just shape or style.  It emphasizes usefulness as it provides   storage space for storing files and writing accessories.  Let this table be the focal point for your   creative onslaught.

Rogero   French Provincial Writing Desk

Serene style, cool sophistication and a restrained authority come   from this French desk, a creation by Wholesale Interiors.  From afar, you already know that this is a   stylish writing or work surface, made from both real and manufactured wood,   with carefully carved, fluted legs, white lacquer, and a weathered oak   top.

Every single detail of this desk, including the rustic iron   handle, has been carefully considered to give it its worthy appeal.  In addition, the drawer offers sufficient   space for storing devices and office supplies.

You can also use the space to store papers, files, and pens if   your technique or style is more conventional.    If there’s a desk that easily fits into a classic farmhouse or   traditional home, this is it.

Geernium 2 drawer   desk

The calming balance and symmetry flow into your space from the   design of this French desk.  It might   just be a piece of furniture for you, but it can add a luxurious touch to   your home office, inspired by the coveted Old World style.

This desk features white striped natural veneer, a Mindi wood top   and two spacious drawers to keep your workstation neat and organized.  The gently worn finish of the Geernium 2   gives it a vintage, heirloom-like character that makes the piece suitable for   your traditionally designed home, shabby chic cottage or country   estate.

Since it is on the small side, measuring exactly 30.2 “H x   39.5” W x 19.75 “D, it is a French desk designed for home use   only.

Andrey desk

With the French provincial influence, the Beachcrest Home Audrey   desk is both beautiful and practical.    The extraordinary details in addition to the soft finish illustrate   the European character of the piece and allow it to be adapted to a wide   variety of home or living room furniture.

Whether you want to check off tasks from your daily to-do lists or   express your thoughts in your journal, the Audrey desk makes it simple, chic   and elegant.  The storage compartments   also keep your pens and paper blocks close at hand in case you develop new   concepts and ideas.  At 30 “H x   42” W x 24 “D, it’s the perfect solution for small   spaces.

Kaitlyn desk

You will be amazed by the ingenious design, the vintage-inspired   silhouette and the minimalist ambience of this French desk.  It’s a desk with a generous surface area   that provides space for writing and working, while the drawers sit on metal   slides for easy access rather than just storage and   organization.

Made from a combination of metal and wood, this desk features a   tubular frame, dark tobacco and industrial gray surfaces, and a sturdy worktop.  Write, analyze data, edit, whatever you do,   get it done in style with this masterpiece by Trent Austin Design.  In fact, it looks as incredible in your   entrance or hallway as it does in your work area!

Poynor desk

To do your best, it is important that you have a spacious area to   put your thoughts on paper.  With the   Poynor desk you have a workstation with a solid oak surface and a metal   frame.  You can remember the traditional   wealth and industrial practicality.

It even comes with a keyboard tray that has plenty of room for   your keywords, pens, and supplies, in addition to having the technology   always there when you need to work.    When you’re resting between projects, the metal bar under your new   desk invites you to finally put your feet up.    This French desk is definitely functional, fashionable, and able to   bring everyday style to your home.

Buying   Tips: How to Pick the Right French Desk


To make sure you are picking the correct French style desk from   the list you just checked out, consider the person who will be using the   piece.  If you want to give your   daughter one for her rather small workspace, you want the desk that fits into   the room without taking up too much space.

On the other hand, you may need a desk inspired by France to add   substantial character to an otherwise empty space.  If so, then get hold of the device that has   the greatest impact on the space, like the French Quarter Writing Desk or the   L ‘Escritoire Secretary Home Office Desk, which also have ample storage space   to keep bills in while they are being processed waiting for you to fix them.  


French desks can have a more traditional or more contemporary   feel.  Which do you think is best for   your space?  Solid wood with a smooth   surface to emphasize the grain is usually best for classic / traditional spaces.  If that’s not what you want, you might want   the updated version of a French provincial desk like the Thetford Writing   Desk or the Andrey Writing Desk.

Regardless of which style you’re interested in, whether   specialized, space-saving, contemporary, rustic or classic, make sure your   desk matches your decor.


While the main role of a French desk is to provide you with a   comfortable place to sit and work on a task, it has a secondary purpose of   providing you with storage space for office supplies.  There is no standard number of storage   compartments for desks.  So your   decision depends on how much storage you need.

Some French desks, like the L ‘Escritoire Secretary Home Office   Desk, have shelves, shelves, and drawers for each of your storage needs.  There are also units with designs that are   specifically designed to give you a work surface.

When you need constant or quick access to materials necessary to   get your work done, such as:  For   example, pencils, pads of paper, and folders, you’ll need at least one drawer   on your desk.  However, you need to   make sure that the slots added to your device do not encroach on your work   area.  The best desk with storage space   still offers plenty of writing / work space.


Price is one of the important things to keep in mind when   purchasing a French desk.  You can save   money by purchasing a ready-to-assemble desk (RTA).  Although DIY assembly is required, the RTA   units listed above can be set up in less than an hour so you don’t have to   worry.

To ensure your RTA desk will last longer, glue the sides of the   desk together while you secure the screws.    This technique ensures you have the most durable and stable desk   available.  You don’t have to glue   anything with pre-assembled desks.    However, it is worth adding reinforcements, especially if you have   children who have a tendency to climb on pieces of furniture.