Secretary desks are a bit uncommon these days, but that doesn't mean they're any less useful. If your home is more bijou than sprawling, a secretary is a smart, slim, dual-purpose item that you should definitely consider. It serves both as storage and as a desk, and offers tabletop space. If office work isn't in your plans, you can use a secretary as a bar, too!
Here are a few of my favorite secretaries out there in the great wide world right now: