With back to school season nearly officially upon us and many of us working from home, now is a great time to invest in a desk for one’s home office, preferably one that is large, spacious, and will allow us room to grow. While I love my writing desk, I need something larger. I have started shopping online for a new executive desk that offers two large filing drawers, and plenty of room for my iMac, printers, planners, and more. With the modern interior design trend as popular as ever, there are quite a few beautiful modern executive desks to choose from in a variety of styles, colors, and price ranges.
One thing is for sure when searching for the perfect desk, it’s important to shop for one that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional! You can’t have one or the other, as you’re the one that has to look at the desk and sit at it for years. It’s important to have one that offers plenty of space, is sturdy, functional and you absolutely adore!
Modern executive desks are incredibly versatile! They’re perfect for the coastal, rustic, modern farmhouse and one of my favorite styles – the modern traditional home. They’ll look great paired with woven desk chairs, leather, or upholstered home office chairs as well.
Today, I’m excited to share 20 of the best modern executive desks that are functional, beautiful, and beloved by many! I hope you love them as much as I do.
The Best Black Modern Executive Desks
This sleek and sophisticated modern Pottery Barn Harmon 70″ Executive Desk with Drawers is absolute perfection. The gorgeous black desk is made of iron, and has a beautiful and unique shadowbox glass top! I love everything about it, especially the vintage inspired brass knobs. This large spacious desk has four drawers for keeping your files, binders, and work essentials organized. The glass shadow box top will inspire one to become more organized (myself included!) as everything is on display! I love how they featured coffee table books (under the glass top) in the image below. You could also feature images, quotes, home decor essentials, or small family heirlooms as well.
West Elm has quite a few stunning modern executive desks to choose from just in time for fall! I for one can’t get enough of the modern rustic West Elm Industrial Storage Executive Desk! It is available in three shades including black, cerused white, and mango wood. This beauty has four spacious drawers (without drawer pulls and knobs) and two open shelves below. The trendsetting open shelves (below the drawers) are perfect for binders, textbooks, coffee table books, study materials, or ceramic planters adorned with greenery.
Words can’t describe how much I love the gorgeous Arhaus Brock Executive Desk (in black with brass hardware)! The modern design is stunning, but my favorite thing about it is the leather top, which is included with the purchase of the desk. My current desk has scratch marks on the top of it from my keyboard and iMac resting on it without any protection. I was a novice when I purchased the desk, and wish I’d purchased a leather writing surface to protect the top of it, as that would have saved me a lot of grief.
This stunning handcrafted modern executive desk is made of strong and durable solid ash wood and ash veneers. The desk also has an added layer of protection with its clear lacquer finish! If you’re searching for a beautiful, well-made desk, this is definitely it! The best part is it is currently on sale for a limited time.
Have you had a chance to check out Pottery Barn’s iconic modern Pacific home office collection? It is beyond fantastic! This fab Pottery Barn Pacific Desk with File Cabinets is a must for the minimalist! It comes in two colors: warm black and fog. I adore the plank wood detailing, wide spacious file cabinets (on each side of the desk), and the large center drawer! My center drawer is the perfect spot for paper clips, extra lip gloss, a few highlighters, and a whole lot of paper. One thing is for sure, there is plenty of room for all of your home office essentials both on top of this desk and in the drawers.
The Best Brown Modern Executive Desks For Your Home Office
This gorgeous home office and that fabulous fluted Cb2 Reid Oval Desk (in the color “midtone brown”) is an absolute dream. It was designed by the renowned Mermelada Estudio and is elegant, sophisticated, and will elevate any home office. I love everything about it, especially the shelved push-to-open doors, which offer ample space or your favorite tech devices and home office supplies. This beauty has stellar 5 out of 5-star reviews, with reviewers stating that it was well worth the wait.
My love is strong for this elegant wood grain Pottery Barn Firenze 66″ Executive Desk (in the color “toasted acacia”)! It is made of sturdy solid acacia wood and has bar-shaped metal drawer pulls, which gives it a modern contemporary feel. I love how spacious this desk is! There are “two filing drawers with lateral file hanging racks and three small drawers.” Having two filing drawers is essential for me as a business owner, so I can keep my business and personal receipts, insurance papers, registrations, etc. organized and separate!
Brown Modern Rustic Executive Desk
If you’re searching for the perfect large desk for your modern rustic home office, you’re in luck! This magnificent Pottery Barn Juno 75″ Reclaimed Wood Executive Desk with Drawers has plenty of space for the student, the business owner, and busy parent on the go, and that’s just the beginning! It is made of environmentally friendly reclaimed wood and iron, which makes it ideal for the modern industrial home as well! I love the black bar shaped hardware and the six spacious drawers which offer plenty of room for binders, books, files, tech devices, and more!
If you’re searching for a budget-friendly modern rustic L-Shaped desk, you’re in luck! This must have Sauder Nova Loft L-Shaped Desk in the color “grand walnut finish” (L: 65.98″ x W: 65.98″ x H: 29.53″) is an Amazon home office essential. It is made of engineered wood and is incredibly spacious. I love the two open shelves for staplers, shipping tape, scissors, and more.
If you are anything like me, that open shelf will be the perfect spot to store extra chips and candy which you can snack on while stressing to make your deadline! Not only does this desk have two open shelves, but it has a file drawer, and two drawers with modern metal drawer pulls. You can’t go wrong with this modern desk which has 4.3 out of 5-star reviews and ships for free with Amazon Prime delivery.
Brown Midcentury Modern Executive Desk
I’ve long been a fan of slatted furniture for both inside the home and the patio! This midcentury modern 64″ West ElmBryce Executive Desk is contract grade and new for back to school and fall 2022! It is made of kiln dried wood, which is extremely durable. I love that this desk has two roomy cabinets and one drawer! The top is incredibly spacious as well and has plenty of room for files, mail, books, and a laptop or computer and that’s just the beginning! This slatted desk is perfect for the 1960s/1970s design lover! It is a must for the trendsetting business owner and/or student!
I’m head over heels in love with furniture and home decor with “beehive-like patterns” AKA honeycomb patterns. This gorgeous Crate&Barrel Raffael Carved Wood Executive Desk stopped me in my tracks as soon as I spotted it. It is made of durable mango wood and finished in the color antique brown. I can’t get enough of the showstopping carved beehive pattern and the floating top, which makes it even more unique. Not to mention how spacious the two cabinet doors are! This beauty has fantastic 5 out of 5-star reviews, which is phenomenal! It will look great paired with your favorite leather, upholstered or woven desk chair for many years to come!
You can’t go wrong with this large Foundstone Englewood L-Shape Executive Desk with slatted drawers and a slatted door in the color “spiced mahogany”! It is ideal for the corner of your home office or in your spare bedroom. This desk is a must for the small business owner, the student, those working from home, and more! I love that it has a lockable filing drawer so you can keep your important documents safe and secure. This gorgeous desk has a slide-out keyboard and mouse shelf and great cord management, so you can work comfortably at your desk. It weighs 239 pounds, and has great 4.5 out of 5 star reviews with many stating how sturdy it is and that assembly takes a bit of time due to its weight.
The Best Natural Modern Executive Desks
It’s no secret that caned furniture is incredibly popular! The readers of Candie Anderson love gorgeous caned desks and cane home office chairs. This stunning honey oak Lulu & Georgia Verna Executive Desk has long been on my wish list, and it’s finally back in stock! I love everything about it, especially the trendy oval cane panels on four of the seven drawers, and the wood drawer pulls, which will make opening and closing the drawers easy and effortless. The two lower drawers are perfect for file storage, textbooks, and tech devices! If this bestselling desk is on your wish list, I highly suggest ordering it now as there are currently only seven left in stock.
The Best White Modern Executive Desks
While searching for the perfect modern executive desks, I stumbled on this modern rustic Pottery Barn Graham 70″ Executive Desk with Drawers (in the color dove)! This sturdy and durable desk is made of wood and iron and has gorgeous top grain leather drawer pulls. It is modern with a hint of rustic charm! I love how spacious this desk is with “one filing drawer, three small drawers, and one cabinet. There is enough room for storing tech devices, pens, pencils, extra paper, chargers, and more! The filing drawer is ideal for filing important paperwork, contracts, receipts, bank statements, and more.
If you’re searching for the perfect midcentury modern desk, and have no problem waiting until 2023, I have the ideal desk for you! This beautiful Crate and Barrel Clybourn Cream Executive Desk is custom built just for you! It is designed by renowned designer Blake Tovin of Tovin Designs and comes in quite a few different colors including this lovely cream shade. I love how he designed the top of the desk to float on stainless steel desktop supports. Having a desk at the perfect height is essential for working comfortably, especially at your computer. One of my favorite things about this desk is that the filing drawer has a lock and a key. Some of the most important documents in our home offices are included in our files, having one that is under lock and key is a must!
This beautiful Leonor Executive Desk in the color “natural” exudes modern elegance. It is gorgeous, luxurious, and absolute perfection. This sophisticated desk is made of ash solid wood and veneers and has three drawers (one is self-closing). One of the many great things about this desk is it has “t-shaped legs to accommodate file cabinets.” This desk will look amazing adorned with woven leather decor, rattan home office essentials and that’s just the beginning! Like many of you, I love decorating my desk, especially since I tend to sit here for at least eight hours a day!