What to Do With This Awkward Room?

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Q: We're settling into a new apartment and we just have this one room that is sort of vacant. A drop zone for mail, keys, sweatshirts, newspapers, slippers and dust bunnies. This problem child is the first room you walk into in our house, it's too large to be called an entry way but it's not quite a living room and not quite a dining room as it is a gateway to all the other rooms in the house.
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My intentions for this room are to have it be a studio space / sitting room, however I have come to an inspiration road block. I have this LARGE bookshelf /desk from IKEA that I used in my old studio, but now in this bright white, awkwardly shaped room this desk is out of place...but I feel like I NEED it as a work space. Any thoughts? Comments?

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