LA Good Questions: What to fill in this Entry Way Nook?

LA Good Questions: What to fill in this Entry Way Nook?

Grace Shu
Feb 20, 2008

AT reader Lee is asking for some help regarding this nook in the entry way:

In Real Simple magazine, there is a mention of your site and the help it can give. When my wife and I designed the space, it seemed like it would be easy to fill. We used to have a photo on canvas print in the area, but we think it needs more, maybe something with more dimension like a wall sculpture or something...

She thinks that a group of 4 or so pictures will look good. I am of the one dominant item camp. Also, should we put stuff on the shelf? Help, we have lived here three years! The hallway comes from the main door to the left moving to the great room on the right. Any questions, just ask. We are desperate!!

Thanks!

Hi Lee,

It seems like this space is versatile enough to go either way. Personally, we'd go for the one dominant item idea. If the art piece doesn't fit the space vertically, you could also place items on the shelf that are relatively low (for example: a shallow lacquer box to hide mail). Since this nook is in the entryway, you can take advantage of the shelf and use it as a built-in landing strip. Anyone else have any suggestions?

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