Hallway Makeover



Our striped hallway underwent a drastic makeover this past month.  The brown stripes were the last remaining bit of brown paint left in the house so when I was approached by Wallpaper Direct to use some of their product (which is now available in the United States!!!!) I jumped at the chance to update this little space.  I choose this gorgeous white paper that has a very subtle overscaled floral print that looks hand drawn with metallic silver.  I love the fact that the pattern comes & goes depending on how the light hits it.  MY husband (who hates wallpaper!) even commented on how subtle the pattern appears.  He was concerned when i mentioned the words "floral" & "wallpaper".  

I was fortunate enough to have my mother in town when the paper was delivered.  I was self admittedly terrified to try to hang this by myself & was anxious to learn.  But the room ended up being so small & with Chloe running around I ended up just letting her work while I entertained the little lady.  

While in the middle of this project we decided to switch Chloe's room to the dining room.  This meant determining a solution for a door on this angled entry.  We decided to hang a heavy velvet drapery panel from World Market as a door doesn't work in this space.  I used a drapery rod from Homegoods that I spray painted gold.  She is already pretending it's her stage entry.  You can also see another door project we've been working on (it is almost done!!)


We kept our brass quilt rack in the space & added a thrifted mirror & some plates I have had from a previous project.  I love how the silver & gold help to tie the entire house together.  Which is great, because this tiny space (with six doors!!!) is literally the center of the home.


I also used a doorknob I had on hand as a tie back for the drapery.  This way we can keep it pulled back during the day & let it go when Chloe is ready for bed.


This may be my favorite vintage find ever.  This lucite mid century beauty was an Etsy find & is in perfect condition.  The scale is so much better than our previous fixture.  I love how it glows at night.  The best part... I found out the exact fixture had sold on Jayson Home for $600!!!!  Ours was not nearly that much!! 


I also decided to try something I have been dying to install in a space.  A beveled glass switch plate!!  Swoon.  It just adds to the glamour of this little room.  And I think it was totally worth the $11 price tag!  


x o - K

27 comments:

  1. I think you made a great choice! It's interesting, but subtle so the hall feels a lot bigger. And I love the switch plate!

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  2. The details are beautiful, the light fixture is amazing. Great job lady :)

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  3. The detail looks wonderful. I am in the process of looking at wallpaper for a wall in our bedroom - words I thought I would never say, but the styles and textures and how simple they are today is making me think I should try. I also created a wallpaper look in our call - but instead of wallpaper I used stencil and glaze to create a sheer look http://cherneeshouse.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/bam-i-took-my-feature-wall-up-a-notch/

    Happy Holidays!

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  4. Looks great! I like the wallpaper and pattern. It's very subtle and not like screaming I HAVE FLORAL WALLPAPER ON MY WALLS.


    ps. Is there a before picture anywhere?

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  5. Oh my word, this is amazing! We have a similar room/area in our house, but you guys have us beat by one door. Would you mind sharing where you got your curtain rod? I recently painted our landing/my closet a very dark charcoal color (probably should just call it black) and I'm thinking this curtain and rod would be great for the front of my Ikea wardrobe! Thanks so much for inspiration!!!

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  6. LURVE IT!! I had to go searching your site to remember what the old stripes looked like. This is beautiful! Makes me want to get rid of my brown too! Amazing job as usual

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  7. What a beautiful space--I love it! It's glamorous and yet still seems understated in just the right way, well done!

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  8. looks absolutely fantastic! still playful yet so grown up and chic. love it. (and I totally thought your wall stripes were black LOL)

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  9. I love what you have done wiht this teeny and awkward (6 doors!!!) space . . . and the pendant light ... I swoon!!

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  10. Thanks! It was a Homegoods purchase that I spray painted.

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  11. Gorgeous! You certainly are a problem solver for tight spaces!

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  12. wow this first thing I noticed was how amazing that drapery is! I am dealing with a similar setup and will be taking a page from your book.
    Curtain Shop

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  13. Love it! Looks dramatic and elegant. The wallpaper is a surprise ~ so, so pretty! Love the light fixture in this space ~ works perfectly!


    xo
    Pat

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  14. love!! That lucite vintage fixture is to die for! The wallpaper is great too - love how subtle it is!

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  15. Wow...the wallpaper looks amazing and love the idea of using the doorknob as a tieback...great job!!

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  16. Love the wallpaper and the light fixture is amazing

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  17. Insanely beautiful! I die for that light fixture!

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  18. Fantastic! Love the paper. It's so soft and subtle.

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  19. I love everything about this! The lighting, the wallpaper, the gold rods, the switch plate...it's all so fabulous!!

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  20. the wallpaper is beautiful. And I love the clear light switch plates. Great idea.

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  21. This is gorgeous!! I love the wallpaper! Could you tell me what brand of gold spray paint you use? That color is the perfect gold

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  22. that curtain is INCREDIBLE!!! gorgeous.


    www.thecasualclassic.com

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  23. Perfection! I love neutrals with a swath of color like that gorgeous purple curtain. Love everything about this space!

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  24. I'll be the random girl that says I love your ceiling medallion!

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  25. Would you mind sharing what Gold Spray paint you used? Some I have found to be too yellow, but this color looks perfect. Thanks!

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  26. Kristin, Can you tell me where you got your ceiling medallion? Do you have any tips for selecting the right size medallion? I'm looking for one for my entryway (really a small area of tile connect to my large, high ceiling-ed living room. Thanks!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I always love feedback on what my lovely readers { like you } are thinking. Feel free to ask any questions or you can always email me at thehuntedinterior@gmail.com

K

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