Today's featured workspaces belongs to interior architect and designer Brad Gilette, so it's unsurprising his workspace (which he calls "the cave") looks great even when it's covered by project files.
It certainly helps to have nice looking clutter. This space is fairly minimal and finds its decoration not from fancy furniture, but rather the lived-in (or, perhaps, more accurately "worked-in") quality that the stuff inside provides. While there's no lack of organisation, the clutter that does exist functions because it's isolated. While most aesthetics tend to favour a fully tidy environment, it's worth remembering that a little disarray isn't always bad. Sometimes a mess isn't so much a mess, but just the decoration that's produced by fervent activity.