I like the beadboard wall with the moulding & hooks & the bench below. Would be great for an entry area to put hats, coats (in cold months), a place to sit & put on/take off shoes (could also place a shallow basket under bench for shoes that would normally get left lying by the door).
cubbies- have with out-of-season flip through a hinged closet system. The board with hooks can be slipped off of notch to enter. Inside would be a few hinged coat hangers (for bulky winter and rain coats & pants), a clothing ladder (for draping the less bulky outdoor clothing), and a peg-hole rack (for things like hats, scarves etc.).