Double height entry with white panelling. Great Lantern, scones, x-benches, but really the quality of the millwork is so superb that this room doesn’t need a lot of stuff in it. Look at how the cornice on what is the first floor’s ceiling height wraps around through the stairs and on to the side of the stairwell wall at sort of a base moulding-height for that floor — that is some well though Decor, Ideas, Stairs, Interiors, Dreams House, Staircas, Homes, Entrance, Entryway
A Sag Harbor, NY, country home from designer Steven Gambrel features two cool colors for a lovely effect. Source
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.