This or that...

So I need something for the foyer of my house.  This is the space in front of the stairwell when you walk in. I have it narrowed down to two things...a bench (with baskets) and a console table.  In both cases, I'd hang a mirror over it.


This is the bench:


http://www.crateandbarrel.com/furniture/entryway-benches/paterson-black-bench-with-wheat-cushion/s601431


This is the console table:


http://www.ivgstores.com/IVG2/Y/ProductID-13717-Curved-Ash-Wall-Console-Table-Veneer-Wood-Frame-Framed.htm


Which do you like better? The bench is smaller and would fit the area better but I'm torn.

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm
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I like that table you can add baskets and other decorative items to make it really nice!!

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm
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Yeah, I favor the table just afraid it'll be too big...


Oh and here is the foyer area...


Yeah I favor the photo 2287756-1

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm
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I would go with the console if you don't have a closet near by, cause you could store shoes in it:) But the table is a nice choice too!

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm
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hmm I think it might be just find in that space. with a nice photo or mirror hanging above would look really good.

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 7:04 pm
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Ooooh I can see why you are torn.  Personally, I love the bench more. . .but, seeing your other posts and the style of your house, I think the table more fits in with your decor.


However, a bench is always a great choice - if you don't want shoes in your house, it's a hint to guests, they are always inviting, don't become crap collectors (mail, keys) like a table might, and if it fits the space better then it makes sense.  


 

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 2:19 am
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uhm i'm kinda torn too!!! i'd say either stick with what fits, don't want anything too big. if you're not 100% sold on the bench, keep looking. It really depends what you want the table or bench to be used for! if youw ant just an easy place to put keys etc. or if you want to make it so that people can take their shoes off, etc. that kind of thing!

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 2:22 am
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I like the console more because you can add pictures and a mirror on top and other knick knacks, no room for seating. 

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 3:07 am
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After seeing the actual space, I don't think the table would be too big.  If that's what you favor, go for it!  I prefer the bench but only because I'm always fumbling to put my shoes on :)

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 3:14 am
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After seeing the actual space, I don't think the table would be too big.  If that's what you favor, go for it!  I prefer the bench but only because I'm always fumbling to put my shoes on :)

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 3:14 am
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I like the bench, especially since you are unsure of the table fitting in that space. 

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 3:15 am
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bah!  what to do!  I would love a table to put our keys, but would also love a place to put our shoes! 


If I go with the bench, do you think a mirror over it would look ok? Maybe get a mirror with hooks to hang keys? 


I agree that the table goes more with the decor in the rest my house....but the bench would probably fit better.  agh!!  decisions decisions

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 4:55 am
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Mirror over the bench would look fine,but I still think the table looks better. Either way do whats best for the function of your house.

Posted on September 24, 2010 at 2:00 am
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I vote bench with a mirror that has hooks over it! Either choice is good though! ;-)

Posted on September 24, 2010 at 4:41 am
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I like the look of the table better.

Posted on September 26, 2010 at 8:08 am

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