The place many of us spend most of our time. It might be your kitchen table, family faff shoved down one end. It might be a little corner of your bedroom or sitting room. Or maybe you have a full-blown library with partner's desk and open fire. Regardless of size or set-up, you'll need the following: a bin, coasters, a lamp, flowers or a plant, a water jug and glass, a basket to keep your desk tidy and a tray to carry your many, many mugs and snacks to and from the kitchen. Optional extras: some marbles, a 1970s television, and the CD of The Hours.