a console table
It all starts with the table. This is one of the few true furniture pieces that will live in the space, so you want to make sure that it makes a statement. You don't have to splurge on this item, just make sure it is something that grabs you right as you enter. Even an old hand-me-down piece, painted in an unexpected color, can set a unique foundation. Remember, this is the anchor of the entryway and the piece everything will be built around.