What does it take to make a comfortable work space?
Short answer: Whatever is comfortable for you.
Some thoughts on work areas:
All I needed was a steady table and typewriter. A marble topped bedroom washstand table made a good place; the dining room table between meals was also suitable.
- Agatha Christie
Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
- Annie Dillard
If your desk isn't cluttered, you probably aren't doing your job.
- Harold Geneen