Help - What to put in EMPTY SPACE - in entryway
hillaryu
January 11, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Please help! Need ideas on what to put on this empty piece of wood. All I can think of is a big plant or flower arrangement (and if so, like what?) If not, what else? I cannot think out of the box.

Right as you walk in the front door of my multi-level townhome there is a coat closet and set of stairs that lead up to the next level. Right at those stairs and on the top of the coat closet is this empty slab. It is visible form all angles (ground level and first level). It definitely needs something as the empty slab becomes the focal point. It looks like a jumping board to the next level otherwise. Ideas?

Everybody who walks into my home says, "oh wow, what is that, what are you going to put THERE?!" think i need something.
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ebonydiva
Greenery/plant or letter/s.
January 11, 2013 at 5:15pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
first i think it needs to be trimmed-out as the base and dry wall have been done. with white trimwork.
January 11, 2013 at 5:19pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
i would even have the top painted white so that it all reads-out as one element, once that is complete it will be less in need of anything, then as you come across a large piece of art or pottery you have a great spot on which it may rest
January 11, 2013 at 5:21pm     
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judianna20
Trim out the top of the closet first. Then get some wonderful closet doors with mirrors to reflect the light from your chandy. That's all.
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January 11, 2013 at 5:24pm   
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momx3
I also think you can finish it out with white wood trim, but if you can't do that then I place a vase or style a vignette with framed photos included.
January 11, 2013 at 5:26pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
ohhhh, lets get the background right before adding to a bad background please!
January 11, 2013 at 5:27pm   
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hillaryu
You guys are all experts. I'm a beginner here. So you all agree i should paint it white? Its hardwood
January 11, 2013 at 5:42pm   
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hillaryu
"JudyG" i love those closet doors!
January 11, 2013 at 5:43pm     
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
hardwood / soft wood it is a trim piece and MUST (lol) match the other trim paint it and don't look back is what I would do
January 11, 2013 at 5:45pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
one is drawn to it as it doesnt work......it is above painted trim
January 11, 2013 at 5:46pm   
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