March 31, 2008
City hallways tend to be narrow, small or non existent, but some kind of "landing strip" is essential if you are going to keep your apartment from getting overwhelmed by outside clutter like keys, change, phones, mail and doggie poo bags ;-). A perfect entryway acts as a "filter" that allows you to leave the outside world at your door and keep your inside world calm. Beyond coathooks, wastepaper basket and check-out mirror, you need a SURFACE of some kind, but most are TOO BIG. This one - the "hello & goodbye" table - is not.
The Hola Y Adios is a Spanish design that we found at DWR and used half a dozen times in client's apartments. Surprisingly, we've never seen anything else like it. It's 40 inches long and only 10 deep, solidly built (heavy) out of maple (wenge stain) and has a metal plate on the back that allows you to attach it to your wall with just a few screws.
This is a great solution for a small entryway. The only other choice we know of is to take a small table and cut it in half. >> Hola Y Adios Link
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