My Hallway without a doubt has been the one area of the house that I have struggled with and yet, its so so important as its the area everyone walks into first. (Not to mention all the delivery men that see it everyday) When we first moved into the house it had faded orange carpet, the very same carpet that still runs through the upstairs of the house. Si very kindly ripped it up and replaced with travertine tiles. See the blog post here.
Flash back to Christmas 2015
We have spent some time making it a lighter space by changing the walls to Laura Ashley Pale Dove Grey with white skirting boards. We also found a lovely old storage bench from The Malthouse in Stroud. We still need to change the stairs carpet but that has to be one of those things that is left to last. This aside I still feel like there is still something missing.
I would like the entrance to have both a mirror and a lamp because although this area looks light in the day it is very dark at nighttime. (I am aware the nature of night time is that things get darker) I also would love some storage for things like keys. I have found a few things that I think would work well in this space.
I also feel like I want the banister sanded back down to natural wood but I’m trying to think of the right way to tell Si after getting him to paint it white in the first place. I think I’m finding this house so difficult to decorate because each thing is so expensive to do that it doesn’t allow much scope for me to change my mind. Its hard to get things right the first time!
You have a lovely home. It seems like there is always that area in the home that needs improving. I’m always moving rooms around, adding things, going off things and then loving how cosy and homely it feels. I moving house next year and cannot wait to decorate and add our touch, I’m addicted to pintrest at the moment.
What a beautiful bench! Maybe just sand down the handrail and newell posts rather than the banisters themselves? That would lighten it up a bit without feeling like you are undoing all your previous work.