Since I’ve been on the GLTC testing team I’ve come across so many of their products that cross over from being just a ‘kid’s thing’ to something that seamlessly fits into any location.
Take the Pigeonhole Wall Shelf that I featured a couple of month’s ago.
Use it in the hall, bathroom, nursery. Or pop it in the kitchen, study or garage.
It works everywhere.
So, these days, when I’m looking for a specific piece of furniture —even for a room other than the boys’ bedroom — the Great Little Trading Company is often my first port of call.
So many of their products are so much more than ‘just’ for the kids.
I decided just after Christmas that one of our guest rooms needed a little desk or dressing table. Although there is built in shelving and other storage in there, it felt a little bit basic and sparse.
It’s a lovely room, situated up in the eaves. But the quirky angles and beams — coupled with the fact that it’s not the largest space — make it tricky to find things that suit the scale and style of the room.
I took some measurements and the piece I needed had to be fairly short — and not too deep — as I wanted to pop it just behind the door.
GLTC came up with the perfect solution.
Meet The Skinny Oxford Desk.
This little desk may be diminutive in stature but it’s certainly no shrinking violet!
Made of a solid wood frame with MDF panels — all coated in a smooth, bright white finish. This little desk has slotted in so perfectly; it looks like it was made for the space.
Measuring just 80cm wide, it’s smaller than some of the other desks on the market but it has a generous draw that spans the width of the piece. This offers surprisingly generous storage; which is fantastic for hiding away all your bits and bobs.
No Degree In Engineering Required
It was easy to put together too. I did it myself and it took me about three quarters of an hour.
And given flat pack furniture has such a bad rep — and can cause so much grief and upset — I was pleasantly surprised!
I love the fact that it’s slotted so perfectly into the style of the room; particularly as I can see from the GLTC website listing that it would fit just as well in a bright, modern kid’s space as it does in our 17th century cottage.
Plus it’s versatile too.
As it’s name suggests, it’s a desk but pop a little mirror on the top and you’d have the perfect little dressing table.
The Perfect Little Work Space
My favourite thing about this new addition is the fact that it’s situated right at the top of house; out of the way of real life.
Not a child, husband or animal in sight.
No phones ringing and out of earshot of the doorbell; so it’s literally the most peaceful little corner of the cottage.
And with that lovely smooth white top, this little desk has provided me with the perfect place to photograph things for my Instagram feed too!
One of my lovely blogging buddies Fionnuala — from the blog Three Sons Later — kindly sent me a little package of treats last week to cheer me up. Lots of gorgeous stationery and — best of all — a packet of chocolate covered marzipan.
As I can’t get out to my she-shed at the moment, the little desk upstairs is the ideal place to photograph everything.
(And also one of the only places in the house to eat the marzipan without having to share it with anyone else!!)
So there we have it.
The Skinny Oxford Desk. Definitely not just for the kids.
This fabulous little desk usually retails at £200 but it’s currently on offer at a steal at £170! Be quick!! Grab a bargain whilst you can!
Thanks so much to the Great Little Trading Co for providing me with a Skinny Oxford Desk for the purposes of styling this post. I am proud to be a GLTC testing team member but all thoughts, words and images, as ever, are entirely my own.