Moodboard Monday – A Rich and Dark Scheme for The Hall and Stairs

Moodboards are not just for starting decorating schemes from scratch. I often collate a moodboard when I want to know if existing furniture and accessories will go with new purchases. Let’s face it, we can’t start from scratch every time we want to repaint a room and give it a fresh new look. If only we could. Those of us who have been home owners for quite some time will already have amassed a lot of stuff we still love, and we all have budget constraints that mean we have to carefully consider buying new. It’s not good for the planet either. We should if possible work around what we already have.

Hall and Stairs Moodboard

A Rich and Dark Scheme for a Hallway

Hall and Stairs Plans

So here’s where I am with planning the hall and stairs scheme at home. I live in a townhouse with two flights of stairs and impossibly high ceilings on the top flight. A daunting task considering the BF does all of our decorating. I’ve also been indecisive about what I really want to do with the space. It’s only going to be done once so I really do want to get it right. So while I’m writing this, he’s up a scaffolding tower dealing with all the cracks that new-builds develop out of nowhere. Rather him than me. I’ll help once the painting starts I promise.

On the board are things that we have, things I have bought, and ideas for things to buy.

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  1. This wallpaper from Woodchip and Magnolia really was the inspiration I needed to pull it all together. I’d already been toying with the idea of using teal paint but I wanted to give the walls some oomph. There’s a lot of wall. So, the wallpaper is going on the end walls (the walls facing you as you go up and down the stairs) and the rest of the walls will be painted.
  2. I bought black lampshades with gold linings some time ago. We have four pendants, and these were supposed to be a stop-gap until I found the right light fittings, but I actually like them still. This one is from Habitat.
  3. I already have a gold framed rectangular mirror. I don’t think you can have too many mirrors as they can be used in any room in the house. This one’s from John Lewis.
  4. Sultry Bay by Valspar paint was already in my stash of paint swatches to use at some point. I believe in fate obviously. This is going on the walls not covered by wallpaper.
  5. I’ll need to look for a few new accessories once the decorating is completed and this black vase of perfumed white roses will not only look good but smell good too. It’s from Amara.
  6. I’m considering getting a runner to at least cover some of the bland carpet on the middle landing. This is from Cox and Cox
  7. There’s obviously a lot of wall space for artwork. It will take me years to fill them all but I’m hoping to have an eclectic collection at some point. I’ve always liked the Ibride trays and I think these would look good. Available from Rockett St George.
  8. This is not the console table I have (I actually have two, one upstairs, one downstairs) but it’s a similar style. This is from John Lewis.
  9. The metal star lamp from Made.com I already have and it’s still available. It gives a lovely light when we don’t want to have the main pendants on.

To be continued.

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10 Comments

  1. Reply

    Stephanie

    January 16, 2018

    Oh I’m loving the wallpaper, really moody but so pretty at the same time. Can’t wait to see it all come together

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      deardesigner

      January 17, 2018

      Thanks Stephanie. The wallpaper is great isn’t it. x

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    Rachel

    January 16, 2018

    Great idea to use moodboards to see how existing items go with new ideas. I love those quirky wall art trays.

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      January 16, 2018

      Aren’t they great? Think I’d need a few though 🙂

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    Geraldine

    January 15, 2018

    What a fabulous moodboard. Love the table and wall colour. Can’t wait to see when it’s done.

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      deardesigner

      January 15, 2018

      Thanks G. I can’t wait either. I’ve waited a long time to start this. x

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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    January 15, 2018

    I think it’s going to look fantastic, Carole. That wallpaper is simply divine. And teal is one of my favourite colours. I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished.

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      deardesigner

      January 15, 2018

      Thanks Rachel. I’m hoping it’s not going to be too long. x

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    Karen

    January 15, 2018

    Oh there is nothing in here I don’t like! I’ve had my eye on those wall art trays for ages now but haven’t managed to convince the hubby yet xx

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      deardesigner

      January 15, 2018

      Haha, I don’t ask Karen. I just buy. x

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