Built-ins for office. Built ins define an entry via BHG. DIY Built-in IKEA Bookshelves: "Built-in bookcases not only add a ton of character and storage, but they really can make a small house feel so much bigger!
CHIC COASTAL LIVING: The Enchanted Home: Dream Beach House & a Giveaway -- the little bench seat with plump cushion and throw pillows is inspired. Cute little reading nook or a place to shed shoes in the entry hall.
how to build a columned room divider. I would take out the closet that is by the door and put in the columned room divider to further open up the space . I would not put shelves here because they would be a catch all.