Bead Board - Nook under the window in the hall - Great idea for built-in seating in a public space; adding a drawer under the bench seat would be extra nifty and useful and would not upset the comfortably simple style.
Doors on the stairs to keep the noise down, heat down, and/or pets on one side or the other. Also pretty! Like the glass on these. I like the idea if the laundry room is upstairs. I wouldn't want to carry a hamper through doors on stairs
nice bay window seat ~ love the built-in end tables. The people who lived here before us transformed our bay window into regular windows. We hope to someday put them back to bay and do something like this!