Entryway dilemma
azanhem
August 1, 2013
I need ideas for the entryway area.I don't know what to do with the two walls opposite where the console is.Shoild i put a bench there or just art on the wall.i also want to replace the console with a chest.I like a particular one but i din't knoe if the chests color will look good or if it is too big for the area.
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Brenda
is the scale of that piece right? ... hard to tell from just the photos, but it looks like it might be too large.

pretty piece though.
    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 9:13AM
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azanhem
The front wall space is 71 inches and the chest is 58 .i wonder if it is too big or just right.
    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 9:13AM
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azanhem
Also what to put along the wall opposite to it...a bench or a just wall art
    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 9:15AM
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Brenda
is the angled wall longer than the wall next to the steps?

I wouldn't put 2 casegoods into that space ... might make the walking path feel too tight.
    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 9:16AM
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azanhem
The angled wall is 64 inches... Little smaller.but you are right Brenda...it would make the walking path too tight..
    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 9:21AM
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azanhem
The two or rather three walls in the entryway is a problem... What should i do with ither walls or i put a chest/console on the front one.
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 9:03AM
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decoenthusiaste
On the first wall people see when they enter the space, put something pretty to see. A mirror is not always the answer, because it needs to reflect something beautiful or interesting. Usually the reflection of a closed door does not qualify as either. The chest you love might be too large beside the stairs. It should only take up 75% of the wall leaving 25% of the wall to "frame" the piece. On the long wall that will be seen by those descending the stairs, put a bench and art that draws them down to something visually comfortable and warming that sets the tone for the room they'll be entering as they pass through the space. You might carry this out by painting your accent color from the adjacent room on the wall beside the stairs.
    Bookmark   Thanked by azanhem    August 5, 2013 at 9:32AM
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carolins
The piece you like is beautiful, but I agree with the others that it will probably be too large for the wall beside the stairs. But you could probably find a somewhat smaller piece for that wall, put a beautiful painting above it and on the angled wall a large mirror. I find that a mirror is very practical to have in the entry, but if possible not opposite the front door. I'll see if I can find you some examples.
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 9:39AM
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carolins
Something like this would be practical and nice next to the stairs:
New Traditional Family Residence

Something like this, but a bit smaller in scale:
City: McDougald Residence

Very attractive:
Casual Elegance

A bit different:
Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.
    Bookmark   Thanked by azanhem    August 5, 2013 at 9:42AM
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carolins
And if you put a mirror on the angled wall, it will reflect the pieces that will be on the other wall.
You could do a small shelf under a mirror or go for a floor standing mirror or just a large one on the wall.
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    Bookmark   Thanked by azanhem    August 5, 2013 at 9:58AM
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PRO
Dahlke Carpentry Company
We made a beautiful custom cabinet that had multi purpose for an entryway . Not only was it a showcase it was versatile for storage . Look at our job on Captiva Island entryway . We think pieces of furniture should always serve multi purpose .
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 12:39PM
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inna1975
Photo stitch
    Bookmark   Thanked by azanhem    August 5, 2013 at 12:58PM
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carolins
@inna1975, lovely job!

I think that a bench there will be a bit of an obstruction.
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 1:01PM
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Dahlke Carpentry Company
Its custom you make it to size and display your pottery or whatever in cubbies . Where does everyone put their shoes when they are wet or muddy or snowy? They drop them at the front door , same with coats ect. Anyway just a suggestion being its versatile and keeps clutter out of the way , our clients loved it. We use space . Of course we are in the tropics and storage is hard to come by . Good luck
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 1:23PM
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inna1975
I agree with carolins.The bench is too much for the same space,especially it is a pass way .I like a large piece of art over console and really impressive mirror on the opposite wall.
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 1:57PM
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azanhem
Thank you Inna...love your ideas.How can you make those images.so useful for someone who has no imagination
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 5:07PM
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decoenthusiaste
My original thought was for the bench to go on the angled wall, not on the wall where the door is.
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 5:14PM
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azanhem
Yes there are three walls here...front ,angles which is just a little wider than front and the door wall.
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 7:44PM
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decoenthusiaste
That larger angled wall is where I'd put a longer bench and a large painting.
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 8:30PM
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inna1975
Sorry, didn't pay attention to the image with all three walls on it. Sure the bench has to go on the angled wall,just consider the scale if you have enough space for the traffic.
    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 12:23AM
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carolins
That's the wall where I'd like to see a mirror ;-) With or without a bench.
    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 4:10AM
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azanhem
Thank you for all the suggestions...i could reallly use them.Inna1975,how do you put furniture in the photo...is it an app or something...i have an empty home with white walls,i could use that tool to visualize pieces of furniture in a space.Thank you.
    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 4:17AM
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inna1975
The app is called Homestyler,it is free and available for iPad .It is great as you can find everything starting from furniture,art,lighting,accessories,rugs......The best thing about it is that it uses actual products with the names of the manufactures listed.Good luck:)
    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 2:43PM
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azanhem
Thank you Inna for letting me know that.I could really use that app to buy the right scame furniture for my now empty home.
    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 6:16PM
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