(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

We wouldn't mind seeing this chippendale-bar-turned-landing-strip upon our return home, or before we embark on our day. Seattle's Antika provided the bar, while refinishing in bright orange paint provides the mood lift.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

The interior architecture of the piece makes for interesting entryway storage — notably, the door shelves that once held bar glasses repurposed as a mail sorter. The best part is that the whole thing can be closed up to shield all the bits and bobs from view.

Images: Julia Kuskin for Seattle Magazine.