Hallways and landings are one of the problem areas we get asked about the most when clients approach us to arrange some home styling. A transitional space between rooms, they can feel empty and flat. However, we really love to design these spaces using roman blinds and bespoke upholstery to link the whole building together drawing on all the elements in other rooms and provide a space to pause.
So, when we were approached by a lovely client to design the landing area in their home we were delighted. The brief was to provide some elegant pieces to fill the space and provide interest as your eye is drawn up the staircase when entering the front door. Symmetry was key for us with this brief and we carefully chose pieces that fit with the style throughout the house.
For this home styling project the windows dressed with roman blinds add to the symmetrical feel, along with the placement of furniture. The height of the chairs was important and these modern wing backs with square arms add a sense of authority to the space. The focus at the centre is a piece of beautiful bespoke upholstery with button detail. We chose a round design rather than square as we feel it softens the space and draws the eye without being too harsh. The side tables are round to compliments and the urns and orchid add height and drama without cluttering.
All fabrics used are calm and neutral with a subtle pattern on the roman blinds. You will see on a previous journal entry that we like to add depth to a space with multiple window dressings at a window and this was no exception with smart pelmets in front of the roman blinds. All elements dress the windows without obscuring the gorgeous view over the garden and beyond. This will be a lovely place for a quiet moment with a coffee to take in the view, especially on a sunny day with the light streaming through the windows and doors open to the balcony.
As you can see from the before pictures the landing was bare and uninviting. It felt like a large and impersonal space with no central point to focus the eye and, despite the large windows, it was dark. A new carpet and paint in lighter tones, and the addition of a stair runner with chrome rods to reflect the chrome accents in the furniture transformed the area into a bright and inviting space. Most importantly our clients were thrilled with the finished design. Our home styling service is perfect for those areas that are looking a little empty, or to add a piece of bespoke upholstery or accessories to a room that needs finishing.