Summer Home on Martha's VineyardContemporary Entry, Boston
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Some entries are awkward not-quite-rooms — this often happens after wacky renovations. For instance, in my neighborhood, a lot of the Arts and Crafts bungalows have weird vestibules where smallish outdoor entry porches used to be, and their proportions are odd. Filling one with furniture like a normal room would make it look too cluttered, but a console table by itself is not really enough. If you know what I’m talking about, you’ll delight in this settee solution as much as I did. Now, most of us don’t have an extra settee around, but it’s something to think about. A funky and inexpensive outdoor settee in wicker or metal could be cleaned up and painted to look great in one of these not-quite-a-room entryways.
In a more casual entryway it can be the place to remove jackets and boots and set packages.
OK, I'm cheating a bit ... the coatrack in this airy seating nook is actually made from water skis. But the idea is so appealing that I couldn't resist. Substitute snow skis, and it would look just right for a mountain chalet.