My desk is only clean after a project. Next time I do a project I will have to take a picture of just how messy the desk can get. ;-) (ok, it is not perfectly white, too many glue and paint remnants.)
The tv area is home to my boys most of the time so enjoy it now while it is clean.
At one time my art desk was closer to the tv where I could see it, but it was up against a wall and that was bad on the creative spirit. My hubby fixed the drywall and then painted the walls two shades of purple (the darker shade is on the post wall on the other side, cannot see it from this angle.)