Beach season is just around the corner, which means one thing for anyone heading to a beach or pool at some point: it’s time to put on a bathing suit. No matter what your weight is, what you look like, or where you come from, putting on a swimsuit, especially a bikini, can be a little intimidating. Wearing a bikini is essentially the same thing as walking around in your underwear, and wearing a one-piece or tankini isn’t much different.
Even an entry opening directly into a living space can be functional. Here a simple bench provides extra seating and convenient storage underneath for blankets, picnic gear, and winter-weather accessories. Wainscoting gives the space a more finished look, supplying a seamless transition from entry to living areas. Small sconces flank the mirror above the bench, adding ambience and making the entry more welcoming after dark.