A Front Hall Dilemma: Bench vs. Chair?

September 7, 2012 § 2 Comments

In our front hall, we have a bench for Mr. E and a chair for me (seen in a past post about front hall colors):

Front Hall White Frames

Mr. E’s bench is seen briefly in a family visit collage, now as a separate photo below:

No Shoes House

We are a “no shoes” house. When my family was visiting, it meant A LOT more shoes in the front hall!

Mr. E is happy with his arrangement, but I’ve been a little unhappy lately with mine. Leaving the house or coming home usually involves keys, bags, travel mugs, umbrellas, what have you. I feel that the lone chair isn’t enough to manage all of the paraphernalia in addition to my shoes, especially if there are laces to tie. I would like either a simple bench like Amie’s:

Front hall with bench

Amie Weitzman, photo by John Gruen.

Amie Weitzman’s Connecticut cottage; photo by John Gruen. Found via design*sponge. Or possibly a two-seater bench with a bit of a back, with or without armrests, like these two:

Front hall with bench

Anne Brasfield.

Anne Brasfield. Found via Bright Bold and Beautiful.

Front hall with bench

Angela Statzer.

Angela Statzer of Button Bird Designs. Found via The Nester.

I’ve started looking, but haven’t found a definite winner yet. There are so many gorgeous choices that I’m feeling quite torn between the different styles!



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