Does this work?
inna1975July 20, 2014
I had this space empty for 5 years now.Collected all the pieces left from our old house and came up with this.
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soberg
It's up to you to say if you find it attractive and/or useful. It has seating for only one, so it may be primarily used for reading, in which case you need enough light to read by.

Some people may find the low ceiling and darkness of the corner oppressive, especially during the day.
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inna1975
To be honest this area is the part of the foyer and I filled it just for the sake of it.It serves no purpose as my husband refuses to build a dry wall to close the space and gain extra storage.We used to pile it with God knows what.Probably I have to perephrase:" Is it OK to look at?":)
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hayleydaniels
Calling it your waiting room, and then it's just fine. In fact, it's one of the nicest waiting rooms I've seen. :-)
    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 4:00AM
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ASVInteriors
I love the idea of using space, but I find the armchair under the stairwell a little too 'heavy'. I have been trying to figure out placement that pulls the armchair out (to almost where the dresser and mirror is).

Did you try putting the mirror and demilune on the wall where the round table and candle are (but closer to the right - it would reflect light into a dark area) and then move the armchair to where the demi lune currently is? If you did this, I think I would still try keeping the rug at an angle as it does a great job of defining the zone area...
    Bookmark   Thanked by inna1975    July 20, 2014 at 4:16AM
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inna1975
Waiting room it is then;)!@hayleydaniels.Thank you so much!
    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 4:17AM
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Amanda Metzelder
This arrangement does nothing for the grand foyer you have. Simplicity would be better than junking up an area and making it confusing rather than aesthetically pleasing to the eye. A 36 inch round table with flowers or books stacked in the middle of the floor. No rug because you are not defining a space. It is merely a walk through area. Nobody spends time in their foyer if they are lucky to have a beautiful rest of the house that I am guessing you own. Move people through do not confuse them. Oh and a mirror maybe on the left wall but I can not tell since I am not seeing the whole foyer.
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carolins
I'd just put a pedestal table (good size, not too small) with an attractive arrangement on top in that area and a fab mirror on the left wall. Not every inch of floor/wall space has to be filled ;-)
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carolins
Crossed posts with Amanda :-)
    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 4:41AM
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carolins
Or make it simpler, like this. Pull the chair forward and light up the space behind it. So it's not such a dark corner and the chair actually invites you to have a seat...

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carolins
Okay, I was browsing through photos to get/give inspiration, and came across this one. How welcoming is that? Point a canon towards your guests :-)

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Thos. Baker
It's the perfect place for a baby grand piano or a magnificent statue. And at the holidays -- a sensational Christmas tree or decorative scene.

Christi, on behalf of Thos. Baker
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sarainitaly
Less is more. It looks kind of dark and sad, instead of grand. It should be grand. And a christmas tree would be fabulous in the season. I would try the pedestal table and vase, or at least a much simpler version like that white couch above. Right now I am getting a harry potter vibe. :0S sorry.
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sweetkeight
I agree that a table would work well in this space. - instead of the present collection of items. Possibly you can select a unique antique or something from a local artisan. sculpture, iron, stone or wood would all look especially nice :)
    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 5:45AM
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bonbon663
It looks too dark to me. I agree with other posters, it's not very inviting, and I can't imagine sitting there. I think the idea of a simple pedestal table, and a cool "something" on the table would give more impact.
    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 5:51AM
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housegal200
Pedstal table in same wood as the banister. If you have a window or glass in your front door across from that space, then place a long oval or rectangular mirror on the back wall along with an interesting floor lamp to lighten the space. Otherwise get a long mirror to hang vertically where you current mirror is. Keep the space simple with just two or three elegant pieces.
    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 6:00AM
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wisneb
Table and vase only. The setup w/furniture seems a little odd, like you have someone "living" there at night or something. imho
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sallygirly
Move the chair out to the left, looks like you will hit your head. It is cute to look at like you have arranged it, but it seems too tight under the stairs. If you want storage space under there, find a decorative chest or trunk for stashing stuff.
    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 8:31AM
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