entry: before + after

his amazingly huge hall was quite sad when I first arrived. These clients just moved in, and the 2 large bookcases were left by the previous tenant. Since this apartment doesn’t have a coat closet I treated the space like a large walk-in closet. 

To keep it simple, we installed four 7-peg wood racks and reused the existing bookcases; the wider one is at the end (not pictured) holding hats, gloves, scarves, etc, and the skinny bookcase is now on it’s side along the floor under the hooks to hold shoes and water bottles on delivery day.

The finishing touch is the art above. These pieces didn’t work anywhere else in the apartment and are perfect in here.