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Dear Ballard Designs,
We have an empty space in our stairwell. I envision a console and a little lamp or decorative items and baskets. I have the Durham collection in my office but the Durham console is too wide for this 45-1/2″ space. My husband likes the Lungaro console, I like the Penelope console.
We have two boys (11 yrs and 7-1/2 yrs) who, on occasion, drop things from upstairs. I just want something practical that adds a little character and whimsy to this boring, unused space.
Thank you for your consideration.
We hope that these suggestions complete your look!
The Ballard Designs Team
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