Hallway - part II

I hope you all had a great weekend. I visited the exhibition at the Barbican which I mentioned last week and it was fabulous. It wasn't just photographs of buildings, but a social dialogue of the people who live in these environments from the 1930s to today, it was fascinating. I can also recommend the new film, The Imitation Game which I saw on Saturday night with friends at the Clapham Picture house. I'm hoping Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for an Oscar as his performance was mesmerising. 

I've been such in two minds about moving forward with these house renovations. I know myself well enough to understand that I will be questioning ever decision I make over and over to ensure everything is perfect. Let me tell you folks, that is tiring.

However, after speaking to my sister last night she has confirmed the family are will be over year. My home could fit everyone in, but an additional bathroom and a refresh are needed. Given designing is what I love to do so second guessing myself is kind of crazy. So this week I'm going to give it some serious thought and start breaking down the hundreds of tasks that need to be completed into manageable chunks.

One part of this whole project is the hallway. Since my post a few weeks ago, I've changed my mind and have decided to paint the hallway. I keep envisioning opening my front door and seeing wallpaper craziness, I just can't bring myself to do.

So i'm thinking something a little rock star,  something that will elevate the space without drowning it. The answer is in the stair runner. They say leopard is a neutral so I'm exploring that avenue. Stark carpets make this gorgeous antelope pattern stair runner which I think might just be perfect. It is more subtle than leopard or zebra and I find the colour just beautiful. I am thinking of painting the walls a grey and since I love the combination of browns and greys, I think I've hit on a winner. I just need to ensure that I spend time choosing the perfect grey as I don't want the space to become too masculine.

Photography : Zhush blog

Photography : Zhush blog

Photography: Sally Wheat via Cote de Texas

Photography: Sally Wheat via Cote de Texas

Photography: Stark Carpets blog

Photography: Stark Carpets blog