Moodboard Monday – Scheme for a Nature Inspired Hallway

A nature inspired hallway with touches of gold

I’ve been working over the weekend (I know, I know, no rest for the wicked) on a scheme to bring some life and personality into a bland and boring hall and stairway. Well, that was the brief. Work has already begun on the basics. New engineered wood flooring has been laid, including on the stairs, and it looks amazing with the white painted risers. The internal doors have also been changed to doors with glass, as the downstairs hall especially was very dark and dingy. Which just left, wallpaper, paint and accessories to be sourced.

The client had already stated a preference for wallpaper on the stair wall and the Cole and Son woodland wallpaper was a no-brainer. It will look fabulous on such a long drop and she chose the version with gold pears. Hence the subtle nature-inspired scheme. There are such a lot of walls so we are going to break them up with two paint colours. The dark grey will go on the wall facing you as you enter the door. Upstairs and downstairs. You’ll not see much of it when you enter so it won’t be overpowering. I wanted to make a feature at the top of the stairs but there are pesky things like light switches and a radiator, so it will be painted dark grey and we’ll hang the gold stars there. They can be hung asymmetrically so we can avoid the switches. All remaining walls will be painted an off-white to keep the overall look light.

For accessories it seemed obvious to run with the gold. There’s a gold and marble small table that will fit in a narrow recess, with a mirror above and a lamp. It has three shelves which will be handy for the wifi router in that corner. A gold coat rack, and the gold stars I’ve already mentioned. Plus some nature-inspired artwork. There’s also a couple of things not shown on the moodboard. A doormat with a black star (to echo the gold wall stars), and a goatskin that will cover the existing bench. A touch of fur will soften all of the hard edges and will be lovely to sit on when putting on shoes.

The Details

A nature inspired hallway with touches of gold

Sources

1. Cole & Son Contemporary Restyled – Woods & Pears Wallpaper, £78 per roll, Rockett St George. 2. Round Mirror With Leather Strap in Gold, £295, Out There Interiors. 3. Forest Inside a Deer Silhouette Poster, from £6.95, Desenio. 4. Farrow and Ball Down Pipe Emulsion and Farrow and Ball James White Emulsion, both B&Q. 5. Madam Stoltz Wire Wall Shelf with Hooks, £45, Arbol House. 6. Decorative Stars – Set of 3, £54, Out There Interiors. 7. Dome Lamp in Black, £65, Out There Interiors. 8. Free Standing Display Rack, £325, Out There Interiors. 9. Lanterns Poster, from £13.95, Desenio

 

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10 Comments

  1. Reply

    Anna Inglis

    September 14, 2017

    This is so cute! Definitely reminds me of a ‘White Christmas’! As Kate said above, love the pear wallpaper. Good work

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      September 14, 2017

      Thanks Anna 🙂

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    Brandon Marshall

    September 13, 2017

    I like those details and the poster of the deer looks amazing. You can create a real forest experience with all those.

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      September 13, 2017

      Glad you like it Brandon 🙂

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    cate

    September 13, 2017

    It looks like a magical scheme, I’d seen that wallpaper before but not with the pears, love the touches of gold xx

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      September 13, 2017

      Thanks Cate. Glad you like it 🙂

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    karen jones

    September 12, 2017

    Love that wallpaper and your accessory choices. I have two doormats with black stars from Cox and Cox if I remember correctly .

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      September 13, 2017

      Thanks Karen. Yes, it’s the Cox and Cox mats we are using too. x

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    Kate

    September 12, 2017

    Ooh, I’d not seen the wallpaper with pears before – very nice! Also love the look of that round hanging mirror x

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      September 12, 2017

      The pears are sweet aren’t they. There’s also one with stars but we thought that would be too many stars 🙂

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