Large pieces of furniture are chosen to complement the space. "You can use big-scaled furniture in small rooms," Nate says. Instead of plain shelves, he picks a large chest of drawers to hold hats and mittens. He also includes a spot to toss mail and keys. "It feels great to throw it in a pretty tray," Nate says. "It's kind of a present to yourself every day."
Nate adds functionality with big baskets for toys, vintage hooks for coats and backpacks and a spot for wet shoes to dry.
A Sterno-burning fireplace adds the final touch to warm up the space. "This is beautiful," Annie says. The best part? The entire look will be shipped to Vermont and installed in Annie and Dan's home!