Adding a chalkboard like this one from @homegoods right next to the fridge makes a great spot to be able to jot down your grocery list. Then just snap a picture with your phone before you head to the grocery store. (sponsored pin)
Hallway: you could style it with one or two upholstered stools which would add softness to the space
Sauder Cannery Bridge Tall 4-Drawer Work Table - Lintel Oak. Dimensions: 55.13W x 23.38D x 35.63H in. Transitional design with curved square drawer hardware. Quality engineered wood in light lintel oak finish. Metal runners and safety stops on all drawers. Sturdy frame featuring 2-inch thick legs.
white on the bottom light gray on the top covered with wainscoting on the lower half and gray grasscloth on the upper half and ivory curtains hang in the corner dining room in this beautiful transitional dining room.