If the 1920s-inspired lobby at the WestHouse hotel in New York City is not enough to have you packing your bags for a permanent stay, the entry to each guest room will. That is where designers from Jeffery Beers International (JBI) installed a small shelf to place keys and small items, and a small crystal chandelier similar to the grand chandeliers found downstairs. But while this hotel might have two shots at making a first impression, your home probably does not, so you are going to want to make that entryway count.
There is actually a reason for that mirror many designers like to hang right above the writing desk: "Strategically placed mirrors can make a small space look more expansive," JBI says. It is the easiest spot to drop your room key or laptop, but that writing desk was actually used for, well, writing years ago. Why not pick up some stationery and tell your friends and family what a wonderful trip you had. (Aside from what they have already seen on Instagram, of course.)
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