Monday, May 16, 2011

Traditional Hallway

Ornate hallway

Ornate wallpaper makes a great statement in the entrance hallway, but it can easily take over a space. Here, bold accessories that compete with the strong pattern help to break it up. At the same time, having complimenting colours for the ornaments flatter the wallpaper rather than fight with it.


Eclectic hallway

Unusual pieces like the half-painted console table and large palm lamp create a quirky feel in this hallway. Classic floral wallpapered panelling adds colour to the white scheme, and is teamed with an antique-style chair and rich wooden flooring.


Traditional rustic hallway

Rustic, tactile pieces alongside antique furniture give interiors a more personal touch. A red stair runner injects some character and warmth into the room. 


Grand traditional hallway

A sophisticated console table, handsome chair, wall sconces and statement mirror set the tone in this grand entrace to a city townhouse.


Hallway storage

Make the most out of limited space with super-efficient storage. This hallway space has a built-in bookshelf tucked into the wall for all your favourite novels. A simple white bench opens up to reveal hidden storage that’s ideal for clearing away clutter. A seat cover and cushions in lime give the white scheme an instant lift, as well as providing extra comfort.


Hallway picture display

Painted in colours that complement or contrast with other pieces in the room, plain wooden frames take on a designer look, especially when set against chalky grey.


Reception hallway

Soft, cool, Farrow & Ball paint accentuates original period features, like the fanlight above the front door which floods the room with light. Pale carpet and a sweeping staircase proved an elegant feel, and antique furniture from Tyson gives the space character. 


Classic monochrome hallway

White and black is a striking palette for a hallway. The elegant furniture gives it a classic feel, while the wooden floor keeps it from becoming cold. 


Soft grey hallway

Soft grey walls, with a hint of green, give this hallway a natural but classic feel. The dark wooden furniture adds warmth, while also being a practical storage solution. 


Cloakroom utility storage

This cloakroom come utility room uses clever ideas to create storage that also looks good. A wall-mounted drawer unit displays a lamp, mirror, clock and plants, while a silvered stool doubles as seating and plant stand. A boot rack, umbrella stand and coat hooks all make the most of a small space.


Cloakroom utility room

This cloakroom becomes a laundry by using clever storage. Built-in cupboards hide the washing machine and ironing board and store linen and towels. A built-in bench has a removable seat which provides storage and a working platform, while a wooden rack doubles as hanging space for accessories or laundry. A decorative basket can be used to store washing.

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