Shelves can provide the floor-to-ceiling separation and storage, while still connecting spaces via openings in the back. This beautifully made example creates an entry vestibule separate from the living area of the home.
1. Large area rug. is placed in this open entry area and provide a space for guests to take off their shoes and lead them into other parts of the house.2. Built-in units. The open nature of this unit keeps the brightness from the window and sidelights on the door. This strategy works great as a divider for other rooms as well.
Make an entrance. This is another design by Neal Schwartz. "We needed to add just a bit of formality to this ranch house, although we couldn’t create a truly separate entry foyer," he says. "Here, the bookshelves are accessed from both sides of the room and give the entry just enough of a sense of division and formality."