When my daughter was young, I bought an old walnut desk for her. She wanted it painted, but I wouldn't do that to the walnut. She left the desk behind when she moved, and I still have that one, too.
Then I found an antique desk finished in shabby chic, perfect for my laptop. It's what I currently use in my sunroom office, pictured at top right.
On my desk is a piece of polished jade from Big Sur. A vase of flowers from my yard (now it is narcissus). A coffee cup. A stack of poems and miscellaneous other papers that I am thinking about.
What do you have on your desk? Is your view as nice as mine? I look out over a park. I've found that I have to look out at something, not just a wall. I can't face a wall. If I can't have a window, I turn the desk so I face out into the room. So tell me: What's on your desk?