i've considered adding a desk to our bedroom many times over the years, but always come to the conclusion that it is unnecessary. this table does the job. better to leave the space open in the bedroom for stretching and yoga. i like to work at the table, because it provides the best light in the house.
it is where the girls have done their schoolwork each morning for years (afternoons often receive a little more comfy setting). we, of course, eat every meal at this table. it has been the gathering spot for birthday tea parties and craft parties. lazy conversations take place here. we eat with and play games with friends at this table. craft projects get spread out over its surface.
with all this use, the table stays pretty clean. things need to be put away in order to make room for its next performance. it's a benefit of having few surfaces.
this table might be the most obvious multi-functional thing in our kitchen, but it also might be the most useful. it's the gathering spot where we all come together.