When it comes to decorating, transitional spaces are easily overlooked. But why should living rooms and kitchens get all the love? Consider this:
entryways, hallways and landings stand to make a captivating impact and deserve the considered attention other spaces receive.
From the moment you walk through the door, an impression is made. Make it a beautiful one by amping up a drop zone for keys, coats and mail with color, pattern and clever storage. A ho-hum, bare-walled passageway can be transformed into a gallery or library. Even a landing or the end of a hall can become an eye-catching design moment with a few well-chosen details.
Scroll down to learn how to set the tone of your home by amping up the “in-between” spaces.
In this entryway designed by
Studio Gild, a translucent console almost disappears, allowing the graphic wallpaper to shine.
Photographer: Mike Schwartz
Designer: Studio Gild
A large-scale mirror creates a feeling of space in this small entryway. Designer
Alyssa Kapito tops the leggy console with a pretty, layered vignette
Photographer: Eric Piasecki
Designer: Alyssa Kapito
Cloth & Kind brings together ruby jewel tones in the runner and armoire for an eclectic yet trad moment.
Photographer: Beth Singer
Designer: Cloth & Kind
Carve out a spot for guests to take their shoes off and put down their bags. Design firm
Amber Interiors delivers laid-back sophistication in this entry with a sleek bench, open storage and brick herringbone floors.
Photographer: Tessa Neustadt
Designer: Amber Interiors
Hall Of Fame
When a curved wall doesn’t allow for art to be hung conventionally, a
mural is the perfect solution. Created by Julie Nabucet Architectures, this dynamic wall treatment transforms a plain surface into a standout, nature-inspired feature.
Photographer: Julien Fernandez, Gap Interiors
Designer: Julie Nabucet Architectures
To add eye-catching detail in a hallway, designers
Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen installed architectural mouldings on the walls that reference the geometric pattern of the parquet floor.
Photographer: Clive Nichols, Gap Interiors
Designer: Paolo Moschino & Philip Vergeylen
Billy Cotton visually expands a narrow corridor by wrapping the walls, floor and ceiling in pale, monochromatic color.
Photographer: Noe DeWitt, Otto
Designer: Billy Cotton
Against The Wall
In this long hallway, designer
Steven Gambrel creates a vibrant gallery wall and unifies the art by choosing cohesive frames. A narrow console below finishes off the sophisticated look.
Photographer: Eric Piasecki, Otto
Designer: Steven Gambrel
Whitten Architects puts a wide corridor to good use by turning it into a showstopping library. A colorful runner adds warmth underfoot.
Photographer: Trent Bell
Designer: Whitten Architects
Emily Henderson places a low cabinet on this landing to make a memorable impression with an arrangement of art, books and curated objets.
Photographer: Sara Tramp
Designer: Emily Henderson
The end of a hall is a design moment waiting to happen. Designer
Brian Paquette adds both style and function with this vignette that includes a small dresser, mirror and lamp.
Photographer: Haris Kenjar
Designer: Brian Paquette
Author: Amanda Demeku
House & Home October 2019
Produced by Kai Ethier