Many of us don't have the luxury of a separate office, and our "private study" also happens to be our living room, bedroom or hallway. For a work area that knows how to multitask, there's no candidate better suited for the position than a secretary desk. Flip open the top when you're ready to get down to business, then fold it away in time for happy hour.
Loring Secretary Desk at Target, $180
IKEA PS Secretary Desk at IKEA, $199
Wooden Mallet Wall-Mounted Desk at Hayneedle, Starting at $91
If you don't have an inch to spare in your apartment, this 4-inch-deep wall-mounted desk is the most space-efficient option on our list. Luckily, at less than $110, it also happens to be the most affordable.
Secretary Desk at World Market, $250
Mid-Century Mini Secretary at West Elm, $399
Oxford Chestnut Secretary Desk at Home Depot, $320
Mid-Century Fold-Out Desk at Urban Outfitters, $429
19th C. French Iron Secretary at RH, $1,850
Every detail of this iron desk modeled after an 1800s French neoclassical postal desk makes us feel like we've traveled back in time — right down to the lock and key that helps keep your love letters away from prying eyes.