This is our Genkan, which means entrance hallway in Japanese. It is the place where you take off your shoes and dump your keys and mail. Currently we have no where to do this so I am looking for either a bookshelf or a narrow hallway table. We do have the cool tree shaped hat and coat stand which is really handy, and our recycling bin which at least is red.
You can see the whole area is very white and red, so I want a white table I think. (Doesn't Hachiko look so cute there? he wouldn't move from the frame, he just came and sat right there)
I really want this from ebay for our entrance hallway, so we have somewhere other than the dining table to dump our keys and mail. I would want to paint it white but I'm not sure how feasible that is to do in an apartment...we have no garage to paint in. Hmmm maybe I will keep looking for something white. I don't want a bookshelf per se, I want a thin hallway table or something similar to this ebay bookshelf. Something that we can place a bowl for keys and then also some photos and art displayed on it. I have wanted something like this for a long time but the situation is getting serious, the dining table is always covered in letters, junk mail, keys and sunglasses, it would be nice to have a place where those things can stay without being in the way.
I got the new 2009 Ikea catalogue and I fell in love with the Trollsta yellow sideboard which at $629 is way too expensive for me right now. I don't think it will suit the Genkan anyway, it is too low and long, I'm not too sure where I would put it in the house either, but I do really love it.
I also like the red Lack bookshelf from Ikea. It is a little too expensive for me at $219, but I do really like it and I think it would suit the Genkan area and also give me more storage for magazines (right now all my bookshelf's are full to the brim and beside my bed are 5 piles of magazines to be put away, only there is no room! So either I get a new shelf or cull some magazines...so I think a new bookshelf is in order because I love my magazines)
Oh and Henry's mum bought us the flowers. They look so cute. I think I'm going to buy flowers more often, they really make a room shine.