That's hot. Our current house is high-contrast like this. I was thinking of going a bit more muted in the new space, but I am still drawn to this look! I probably won't have the three-sides walls, just a corner and probably a shelf as the third wall, then a curtain for a closeable "fourth wall". Or, who knows, we may luck out and get a den!
The Sloane leaning desk from Crate and Barrel is cleverly worked into a bookcase. It can be placed in the living room or repurposed as open storage in the dining room. The lowest shelf on the bookcase is perfectly sized to hold a couple of baskets for document storage. The Sloane is what I'm currently using in my own workspace (pictured). Image via Kim Lucian.