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Small entryway ideas, please!

Samphy E.January 25, 2013
We have a small entryway that opens into our formal living room, that we now use for a pool room. I don't know if I should use a bench, entry table, or something else...It looks bland right now and the fact that there is arched niche built in, I don't know what exactly to space. I am not tied to anything already in the space except the big chalkboard. Thanks in advanced!!
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capecodgal
A beautiful console table would look great under the arched niche with a large orchid in a beautiful planter. Also perhaps a great tray to drop your mail/keys when you walk in. Since your wall color is neutral, perhaps a large colorful painting on the wall to the left of the niche. Something large in scale to create a dramatic impact. Also you could go with black and white artwork to compliment the chalkboard. Either way, a large piece of art would look nice since you have very high ceilings.
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Creations Nadia Interior Design
console is nice! what about the round or oval mirror in the niche?
1 Like    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 7:19PM
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Samphy E.
Ok I'm trying to decide between these three consoles, not sure if I should go heavy table or minimal?
    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 9:05PM
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Creations Nadia Interior Design
i like the one in the middle(or #2) looks very nice - functional also, i love the colour too...
    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 9:21PM
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Samphy E.
Any more suggestions from anyone else? Examples??
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 10:57AM
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attianadeem
I'd go with the last one. Considering the small space that would look nice.
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:04AM
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Creations Nadia Interior Design
if you want more drama
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:04AM
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Interiors International, Inc.
I agree add drama with a dark color on the walls and possible a glass sculpture in the niche. Paint the inside of that light or even better a metallic. BM has some beautiful colors in their metallic/opalescent line.
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:09AM
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Interiors International, Inc.
PS: every foyer needs a mirror so guest can check themselves when they enter and you can as you leave.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:10AM
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Creations Nadia Interior Design
they can put a big mirror on the other wall....
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:13AM
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capecodgal
I think the first one is best. The other two feel a little less sturdy. Also, you could consider putting a chic wallpaper or grasscloth in the niche behind it with a mirror or your current piece for additional interest.
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:50AM
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Donald
Demilune table and look into having mirror sized to the niche
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 12:39PM
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kimdee24
Isn't it bad feng shui or something to have the mirror pointing out the front door? I'd find a nice piece of art for the niche instead. Agreed with Nadia -- mirror on the adjacent wall.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 1:17PM
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Tijen Akada
Actually niches arent favored in feng shui either. They symbolise entrigue and hidden truth from the owner of the house they say. This can be avoided by putting lamps to lighen up what is in them. Perhaps a nice picture symbolising the related part of the bagua and a lamp lighting it can be done. This of course makes sense if the homeowner believes in feng shui l'ke me :) Regards from Turkey...
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 1:27PM
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