Need recommendation for welcoming and useful foyer table
cfinegan
July 4, 2013
We are limited by 24" width by the one wall where an entrance table would fit. The table or bench would ideally be somewhere a guest could put a bag on or under on a shelf and we could use for keys, etc. needs to be sturdy to accommodate young kids!
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cfinegan
Here's another photo of the space. The table would go below the mirror. Thanks!!
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parisgirl1970
Maybe a small tapestry bench or vanity chair?. I say this also b/c we don't wear shoes in the house and I need a seat when I have boots on also., ( I don't know about others). So- I would need a place for a person to sit -if need be, or to put something down on..Nice floors and pretty doors!
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nwduck
This spot is not very large, so although I like the repeat of the oval mirror/oval door window, I think I would opt for shelves. These would be as deep as you could go given a keeping a workable walkway. Pretty bowls/baskets could hold essentials, combined with purely decorative objects. Maybe you could still work in the oval mirror with two shelves. It doesn't feel like there is room for a bench or much else. When I have a party, I stick a big basket by the door and put one or two of my own handbags in it as a hint. That way it's not there permanently!
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parisgirl1970
"it needs to be sturdy to accomodate young kids"....pretty bowls/decorative objects? hang em high.
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nwduck
I was figuring by the time kids are high enough to potentially reach a light switch, they're old enough to know not to hang off a shelf! Just to be on the safe side, when mine were that age, I pretty much bought decorative objects that were rather soft and/or under $10. :)
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glitzy
I needed a triangular black table that couldn't be bigger than 19" wide on either side for my powder room. I looked ever where. I found it in Home Goods/ T. J. Maxx. They often have tall square tables, often with a second shelf, that might fit your space. Check out Goodwill, and consignment stores too. You can always paint it, in fact you have a lot of wood in your hall so a cute painted table would look nice. I would add a colorful rug to make your foyer welcoming. A bowl on top for keys, mail, etc. and your done!
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rinqreation
I would not place anything on the floor, but make a mini wardrobe with some shelves and hooks.
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cfinegan
Thank you guys! I tend to agree maybe we could lose the mirror, I think I may have found a good solution that's actually only 24" wide. Thoughts on this? http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Easton-Hall-Tree-Bench/3312259/product.html?cid=202290&kid=9553000357392&track=pspla&ef_id=UdcR7wAABNtuOJKx:20130705183527:s
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Amanda Konersmann
I like the idea of a table with a low shelf. Double useable space!
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