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I love the darker mantlepiece above the white bench. Pegs in the same stain unify the look. Bench would have to have storage cubbies underneath to be useable.
Looks almost too nice to be the "mud- room-entry" to a laundry room, and I'm not sure how practical it would be, but I do love the storage-behind-doors (louvered for ventilation), and the natural wood floor. Even the skylight is gorgeous. I would make it a bit wider, put a cushion on the bench, and provide under-bench shoe storage.