Wow. I am pinning this just to keep her website!
I love this. Entryway Designs and Decor Ideas - iVillage
Create a very simple ledge behind teh couch. bought a 12 inch wide piece of wood at home depot. Measured the length of the back of our sectional and cut my wood to match. I simply stained the piece of wood a dark Brazilian wood color. To secure it to the wall, I used "L" brackets underneath and screwed the wood into the brackets. Very, very simple.
Ticket Stub Shadow Box. I've seen many versions of this; here is my take on it. 8"-square shadow box from Michaels (actually a "wish bank" that has a nice size slot already cut in the top for additional tickets.) I used some map-print scrapbook paper and the phrase "Been There, Done That...".