CHIC COASTAL LIVING: The Enchanted Home: Dream Beach House & a Giveaway -- the little bench seat with plump cushion and throw pillows is inspired. Cute little reading nook or a place to shed shoes in the entry hall.
Simple in a narrow hallway. White painted stairs make them appear wider and the grey runner is both practical and elegant. Seek out a slim console - vintage or modern - thats useful and decorative but not space-consuming.