This was a fun project we just completed in DC. We chose a simple Parsons table from Room and Board, and then added an assortment of chairs. We used a trio of bookcases to set into a nook on one side of the room, and styled it with books, office supplies, and other useful items. The bookcases are also sourced from Room and Board — they are called Foshay. We’ve used them in other projects and find their price point, color and sizing options, and versatility to be helpful in many design scenarios!
Here’s the same room :: a “before” pic before we got started!