Manoir Style, Art Nouveau Home in the Paris region of France by Hector Guimard - dates from 1904. 6 bedrooms + housekeepers separate quarters. The home contains its' original architectural features such as fireplaces, moldings, floors, fenestrations etc.
Instead of placing your photos and art sporadically around the room, cluster them together. This move deliberately defines a wall as your entry, sectioning it off from the rest of an open layout. See more at The 36th Avenue » - HouseBeautiful.com
Piles near your doorway are just a fact of life. Don't underestimate the power of a cute umbrella holder and shoe tray to make everything feel tidier and fancier. See more at The Curtis Casa » - CountryLiving.com