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I love my Brooklyn apartment, but honestly, there are just not enough rooms and spaces to decorate. Sure there’s our combo kitchen/living room and our combo office/bedroom, but I long for a long hallway or a fabulous foyer (ahem, foy-ay) to style and stage. When I saw Downtown‘s Muirfield Bench on Dering Hall, it earned a special spot in the vestibule of my fantasies.

muirfield bench

Inspired by early 19th century French and Italian design, it’s graceful, regal, and in that hot red lacquer, wouldn’t look out of place in a chinoiserie-accented abode. It’s a dramatic touch that’s perfect for welcoming company. Talk about making an entrance.

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  1. [...] Daily Delight: Muirfield Bench HGTV Design Happens Mon, November 7, 2011 10:00 AM UTC HGTV Design Happens Rate this story Share this story (function(){var [...]

  2. Lindsey says:

    This bench is incredible!

  3. [...] of this paper’s basic shapes and color palette. (And wouldn’t it look whimsical behind the bench of my dreams in my fantasy vestibule?) I know there are some wallpaper haters out there, but also consider that there are tons more uses [...]

Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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