My husband and I live in a loft style condo townhouse. I love it..and hate it. I love the cathedral ceilings, but hate the fact there are only 2 bedrooms, one is our office. Or was. For the past 6 years we have worked together (we both run internet companies from home) out of that one room. Most people cannot believe it when I tell them we work in the same room, let alone haven't killed each other! Well, he recently kicked me out...okay, suggested I relocate to the loft area. I was reluctant at first, because it would take quite a bit of moving around/buying furniture, new desk etc. But his business is growing. He is constantly on the phone - he has a LOUD voice. It drove me a bit batty when trying to sift through some code or other such geeky thing requiring a lot of concentration.
Moving my office and combining it into a work/sewing area has turned out better than I thought! And...I got some new hardware out of it :) I will post pictures when it is a little more tricked out. In the meantime, check out this group on Flickr: The Sewing Room Organization group. http://www.flickr.com/groups/424384@N22/
I am amazed and inspired what some people have done with their sewing space.