entry way or mud room built in that has it all: seating, LOTS of storage, and a place to hang stuff. everyone could have their own cubbies and you can mix in some baskets to less visually pleasing items.
A circular mirror helps break up more linear lines. cleanandcrisp airyspace interiordesign - Decoration for House
Monochrome Perfection in Finland - NordicDesign Kapstok