{ bench post }

my entryway is sadly lacking in a little spot to plop down and take my shoes off after a nasty nyc excursion. at least daily, i swear i’ll finally buy a bench for that area. here are my top twelve contenders ~ let me know which one you love the most!!

{ above, top row: west elm random base side table, lamps plus x-frame ottoman, gold garden stool via ebay // above, bottom row: high fashion home hexagonal table, high fashion home twig table, lamps plus chrome cone ottoman }

{ above, top row: velvet + gold leaf stool via ebay, high fashion home horn-base table, cb2 contact stool // above, bottom row: silver foiled stool via ebay, lamps plus curved basswood bench, tam tam gold storage stool via ebay }
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10003424305424367126 Brigadeiro

    My favourites (in no particular order):

    *lamps plus x-frame ottoman

    *velvet + gold leaf stool

    *lamps plus curved basswood bench

    I bought this 'Butterfly stool'(by Sori Yanagi) in Tokyo a while back and love it: http://www.lachair.com/index.php?page=product&info;=11241


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    My favourite one is lamps plus curved basswood bench, so timeless this one!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11296441207544268955 The Pantry Drawer

    the CB2 Contact Stool – definitely! I happen to need a couple stools myself… I may have to get these myself!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    what a good idea. i love the curved basswood bench.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17421347098225672822 Yasmeen

    I like the last two the best. They're both super sleek.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11944381584433188107 F9

    Lamps plus chrome cone ottoman or lamps plus curved basswood bench, I can't decide even if they are different styles

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12167213309697759280 Lily

    So many cute options !! Love the twig table and the tom tom gold storage stool !!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03728192880491351659 audrey marie

    i love the lamps plus x-frame ottoman – looks pretty comfy to sit on too :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03019945140627613467 Savannah

    Definitely the top middle! It looks great and comfy and it's low enough to easily reach down

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02122754734548742560 Rizzi

    I love the twig table and the last one.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16208102183812777303 Absolutely Mrs. K

    benches are so ideal for your home! they are small, cute, gorgeous and always come in handy when you have invite some people! my favorite stools are the kartell gnomes and the fabulous vitra wooden stools! oh and they are even more interesting when you can use them as storage

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06007349133125142364 Lee

    I think the hexagonal table is the best. Definitely =]

    In second place I would be all for the curved basswood bench.

    Hope that helps! =]


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05665923494721652626 Gawgus things…

    What great choices – i love the hexagonal one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 TripsTreasures

    I actually like most of them ! But my favorite is the second black one, just looks the most practical :)

    new outfit post !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14591657337467586703 Miu

    I like the high fashion home hexagonal table the most.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15376356878120105071 Gina Michele

    Tough call! I'm leaning towards the gold garden stool or the hexagon table.

    ♥ Gina Michele

  • http://www.emandersonphotography.com Emily A.

    For me it's a toss up between the chrome cone ottoman or the curved basewood bench.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    Such a beautifully eclectic mix of timeless and contemporary pieces! I would have to say that my favorites are the West Elm side table and Curved basswood bench, hands down.

    ♥, Jamie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15146254196475553207 TRAN Thu Hang

    Hi Kelly! I would take the 3rd one, the drum with ancient coin interlock. Everyday after you come home from work you'll feel like you sit on a pile of money hihihih

    Love from Bangkok!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    that second one in the last row! :) amazing


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    for aesthetics, i love the last gold one, the hourglass. also love the velvet and gold leaf, and the silver horn base.

    in terms of plopping down, if that is indeed the activity, not sure any of these selections would be desired. they seem to weigh more heavily on the form as opposed to function end of the spectrum.

    i am sure, though, you could sit daintily on them and remove your shoes.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05052792977181531741 La Petite Marmoset

    I like the second one from the top!

    La Petite Marmoset

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17906754000851429943 Kate
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04644010317356234030 the { novel } boudoir

    that high fashion home hexagonal table is exactly what i have been looking for for my boyfriend's place. i love the different metal looks you've provided. thanks.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13340220316930238633 Hillary

    You can't lose with any of them, but I like the hexagonal one and the CB2 contact stool the best, I think.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02951796823587909161 Jennifer King

    I like the basswood bench or the gold storage stool. Very different, I know, but I feel like they could both work!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08454531896266920076 Mr. Goodwill Hunting

    The x-framed ottoman by lamps plus is surely my favorite.

    I know Target sells these as well.

    Be sure to let us know which one you choose!

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05483543657426082735 stylemailbox

    oh very nice choices! all really great!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07455905476556522397 Miyan

    love all of your picks, you have such great taste. but i especially love the Java Curved Basswood Bench or the Gold Garden Stool. hope you share which one makes the cut =)



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Love them all! I could use one of these in my apartment.

    Fashionable Collections Giveaway

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16094132417911611649 Marie

    When I saw the gold bench in the bottom row it reminded me of your apartment(what I have seen of it, I mean!) The Basswood bench is beautiful too and may be more comfortable for sitting.

  • http://www.joellevandyne.com joelle van dyne

    very timely post, i am searching for the same thing right now! my dad is trying to make me an x-bench/ottoman, and i'll upholster the top. i really love either the velvet + gold leaf stool, or the curved basswood bench.

  • http://deecarroll.tumblr.com/ Dee

    The Lamps Plus x-frame ottoman! So timeless and elegant and you can't beat that price! I may need to pick on up myself!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14018563090154607266 Sing

    I like the gold garden stool.

  • http://homestyleliving.wordpress.com Home Style Living

    Gold garden stool or curved basswood bench. Love your website, very inspirational!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01132764355192062091 InteriOrgasm

    Oh, yes, it's so true that sometimes you simply don't know what is lacking from your home to make it more comfortable.

    I think the LAMPS PLUS X-FRAME OTTOMAN would match very well to your apartment! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03037636603903648365 Grace

    I like the lamps plus curved basswood bench best. I am in need of a hall bench as well… two in fact. One for sitting and one to act as a base for a gorgeous oversized ornate mirror that found on the curb recently. I love the angle of a mirror that is leaned against the wall, but this one is not quite tall enough on its own.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16908588894665804208 Heba

    the leather black one on the top is my favorite


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17926676963361210046 Style Dilettante

    Either of the gold garden stools! Glam and they don't take up much space!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01676293912277616239 Isabel, Wake up & smell the azahar

    Hard choice. I think that the hexagonal is my personal favorite, but I suppose I'd have to seat on them to choose one (comfort is important too).

  • http://www.letiziabarcelona.com letizia

    they're all so glam and stylish !


  • Jenny M

    Loooove the velvet and gold stool! In fact, I just bought the exact same one myself! But don't spend $600 on it!

    It's by World's Away (http://worlds-away.com/product/x-upholstered-stool-goldbrown-velvet), and the wholesale price is under $300!!

  • Hilary Inspired

    Oh gosh, you have selected so many fantastic options, but for your apartment I would go with the Lamps Plus X-ottoman. Can't wait to see which one you choose!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00290342947519176125 Amanda k.

    I'm loving the hexagonal table! The legs have such an interesting shape.

  • http://www.stilettosforstudying.blogspot.com/ Nikki

    my two favs are: the gold garden stool because its cute and shiny or the lamps plus carved basswood bench because it looks slightly more comfortable for shoe removal.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10312408733555420268 Leonie

    Nice selection. I like the gold garden stool and high fashion home twig table best.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09738501737847432349 Natalya’s Closet

    Great post! These are so cool! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16478371672108973240 jeanette

    my vote is for the curved basswood. i know if i had a long day in nyc, that would look the most inviting and welcoming.

    runner up would be the velvet and gold leaf.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10180981549019906943 Kelsey K

    I love the lamps plus curved basswood bench & the high fashion home twig table

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10742697015152576035 Bravoe Runway

    I like the curved wooden bench but would you want anything for storage?

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    I LOVE the bronze drum shaped one!!


  • http://fashionclub.com/fashion/chicstreet/dress-for-less/ Dress for Less

    The bronze drum that looks like it's from Africia is awesome for an entryway and the dark brown one that is shapped like a half C looks very greek! Either way these are great choices for your house.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome awesome! I found a new blog who also features some cool interiors art and fashion too that kinda reminds me of you. Not to compare!!! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06902930801011534393 Pleasantly Jaded

    Velvet+Gold Leaf Stool is so perfect!


  • http://impureminds.ca Leslie

    I love the 'lamps plus curved basswood bench', something about the curves and the warmer wood feel. Also it looks like it would be the most comfortable for putting on and off shoes. I take up a lot of space leaning this way and that!

  • Anonymous

    Some of these are better suited as martini tables. Love the horn one but I have it and it's not soooo great for sitting on. So it you want to "plop" and pull your shoes off and long day then the 2 upholstered pieces are probably best bet. I like the shape of the gold one with brown suede…simple yet stylish.

    cp palm springs

  • camille

    lamps plus curved basswood bench definitely!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08719648595411455112 Re

    I have my favorites, but for you aesthetic, I think the high fashion home hexagonal table or lamps plus curved basswood bench would be awesome. :)

  • Joan Mcgregor..

    I guess I am the only one that loves the Chrome ones..But for ploppind down I think of the x framed ottoman but there is something about the curved basswood bench with one of your faux white furs or a velvet cushion,so many things you could do with that bench..black laquer or gold..gee I could go on and on..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10669495997679534802 M.R.

    i like the high fashion home hexagon table


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06817440115036704641 Brittany Matthews
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe

    Love the wooden curved one! Would that be monochrome enough though


  • http://anorexicescapades.com/ anorexicescapades.com

    My fav is the Moroccan style seat

  • http://creationsdejules.canalblog.com jules

    So beautiful, I love your look!!!
    from france

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16780644820484660120 Bynta

    Number two, padded leather top seems more practical and yet stylish

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01396175519554922156 Laurie

    I love the 4th one and 2nd last one!

  • http://balcony-smoker.tumblr.com/ balcony_smoker

    lamps plus' ottoman and bench – simple, stylish, both look rather comfortable

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11133983440488677720 Sheila

    too hard to narrow down, love them all!!!

  • http://maralrapp.com Maral

    Velvet + gold leaf stool is a beauty.

    And I'm drawn to the silver foiled finish/seams – but not sure about the line. Could be great though.

    Is it going near that tremendous new shelf and all the mirrors? Hard to know…

    You're so amazing – it'll be a treat to see what you decide.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03542064466882299908 Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    Both golden ebay stools are my faves!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09487374693354943531 jessica january

    the velvet + gold ebay stool is by far my favourite!
    january, x

  • http://www.savemywardrobe.wordpress.com Marle

    The second one is my top-favourite!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16949599141577685866 Nuha

    i love all of these gold pieces!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10535874853254212841 a m o u r e t t e

    velvet with gold leaf!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04055941992118060397 Forever Head Over Heels

    I love the first one. it has a really nice modern touch!


  • http://www.clunygreyjewelry.com Cluny

    The x frame from lampsplus will give you a lifetime of service – it's a classic, has enough room to sit on (most of those that look like tables don't>, and it is so versatile that you will be able to use it in your mansion someday.
    Hugs, Cluny

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00151353324782185352 heather

    the velvet + gold leaf stool – easy.

  • Camille

    hands down the gold garden stool. my second choice would be the velvet and gold leaf stool because it looks comfy to actually sit down.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06433502343770909186 Amanda G

    I like the wooden one on the bottom row… it looks very oriental and I love eastern inspired decor.