The one issue we had when we moved into our new house was that I needed a place to do work from. My husband doesn't have an office to go to everyday, he is in the field four days a week and then home one day a week and that mean's his office is at our house. I don't get any space in his office. It's not very big and since that's his only office I give him his space. We needed to come up with a solution as to what to do with my stuff. We found a solution at my favorite store - Crate and Barrel - a hidden desk. It looks like any other piece of furniture but inside it is a desk. It works perfectly.
There is a place for my computer, books that I need to read, my stationary, Favorite Thing #117, etc.
There is even a drawer for all my hanging files, camera and camera case, blank CDs, etc.