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Make this a mudroom by substituting a long entry table with a beautiful tablescape on the right side, with a shelf on bottom for shoes and a shelf above for wicker baskets of stuff you need when leaving the house. You could also add boot trays under the bench for additional shoes.
Wide archway with closets in it. I like this design also between a living/family room and an office/library. When pocket doors or french doors are installed in both walls (on each side of the arch) this creates a lot of separation and privacy. In addition to closets, the inner arched nook can house art niches and/or bookshelves. Domino Magazine photo.