I specifically want a desk just like this:
It's small enough that it won't look too obnoxious in our small apartment but still provides me with everything I'm looking for. I like the drawers to hold post its, pens/pencils, and other nick nacks. I'm in love with the cork board on the back for hanging up a calendar and little notes. The storage up top is perfect size for binders and books.
Finding a desk likes this is unfortunately not as easy as it seems and also it looks pretty expensive so I'm searching for ways to get something similar. I found some adorable desks on pottery barn and adorable chairs but there is no way on earth I will spend $800 on a desk and $300 on a chair. That's literal insanity. I think what I might do is find a cute corner desk like this on craigslist for under $100 and then have Jack build me a hutch to go on top. He might not love the idea, but our 2 year anniversary is coming up and that would be an awesome present!
After doing some more research I think another good idea is to buy a couple wall shelves from ikea or similar store like these ones: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19858068/
and placing them above a small corner desk like this one:
I can add this to the other side:
Making the grand total $135. This is much cheaper than the original I'm sure, however, it doesn't look as nice and I honestly think I might be able to do the whole thing for even cheaper I just got to rack my brain a little bit or wait for a really nice one to come up on craigslist for dirt cheap.