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celestina89

My apt that I had in a city brownstone entered in the middle of a huge space. Right side of door was living area; left side was kitchen/dining Living area was bigger than kitchen/dining, so I took a Victorian settee perpendicular to the door and put a small "sofa" table behind it. The table was the landing zone. The only closet in the entire apt was in the bedroom, so I got a hall tree to hang coats, umbrellas & hats and placed it at an angle from the settee/table to the door. Worked great. My focal point in the whole room was my antique barber chair!

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Veronica Duff
No entry hall in my 1830s home, with the main door about 1/3 down the living room wall. Decided to partition the room into two functions with sofa as divider. Photos pre and post renovation.
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bloomingdogwood

Another good visual solution is to place an open-work room divider in position to define the entry. These were used to great effect in many MCM homes. Usually the dividers were made of thin strips of wood arranged into geometric screens, finished naturally or painted a color. Often they sat on legs affixed to the floor, with arms that reach to the ceiling. Here's an example from a random search.


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