Wood on wood -- natural tones with white walls and a contrasting matte black wall in the stairwell.
awesome Entryway Table Made of 2 Pallets - DIY 20 Upcycled Wood Pallet Ideas
Pottery Barn's storage benches and hallway storage furniture bring order to busy entryways. Find entryway benches and bring style and storage to the room.
Turn an ikea cabinet into this awesome apothecary cabinet. I'd rather have a real apothecary cabinet (or better yet, an old card catalog).