Over the long weekend we finally got all our doo-dads put back where they belong, so we have a well appointed and organized front entry hall again.
I am still enjoying the way the gray paint we chose compliments both the yellow toned woodwork and the red exposed brick. I wasn't sure it would be possible to find a paint color that would do both. So, when in doubt, go with a neutral gray; it will probably look okay.
We are using my grandparents' old mailbox as a holder for wallets, phones, keys, and gloves. The double lamp with the eagle on top was theirs as well. I read somewhere that brass may be making a comeback for interior fittings. If so, I'm prepared.