It makes all kinds of sense for those of use who need to spread out when we're working: the dining table is often the widest, clearest surface in the house. It makes even more sense from the perspective that a lot of us in small spaces have to choose between a dining room and a home office, if we have room for even one of those things.
Above: Amit Gupta's mother spreads out on a large coffee table — and under a fantastic chandelier.
the taco sensation's tiny space combines the dining room, office, living room and bedroom in one.
Katy's Clutter shows us her office in the dining room, tucked in a nook under the stairs. Check out the constrasting wall color behind her monitor.