Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hallway Decorating

When we renovated our bathroom, we took the light that had been in the hallway and used it as the overhead light in the bathroom, which left us with a gaping hole in the ceiling of the hallway.  While I don't mind stumbling around in the dark, DL wasn't a fan.  So I was on a mission to find an overhead light, keeping in mind the design and vintage of the house.  

I found a cool light at a vintage shop, and I decided to try it out in that spot.  It had to be shortened significantly, but we kept the chain in case we ever want to move it again.  I love the green in the leaves!  

The walls got a quick coat of a custom-tinted pale gray, and a new runner was purchased at Target.

It has been approved by Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, as I have found a few clumps of hair here and there.

I placed a small cabinet in the hallway for storage of incidentals (like feminine hygiene products that no one ever uses) with a cool brass "shopping bag" and silk hydrangeas on top.  I have pared down the number of photos in the hallway, and all are now in black frames.

Overall, I'm happy with the hallway.  Some day when I retire I will have the floors refinished, but not until then. (I keep saying that kind of stuff...maybe I''ll get a book deal or stand-up contract and then I'll actually be ABLE to retire!)


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i LOVE that look! the vessel is perfect!

Rose L said...

I have never seen a chandelier like that one. Pretty!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Hmmm ... not sure a book deal equals retirement, my friend. Don't they always say don't give up your day job! Love that fun chandelier! It screams Kirby!!! :) Linda

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Love that brass bag! And the light is perfect.

Junkchiccottage said...

Love the look in the hallway Kirby. Great little change up looks wonderful. Have a great holiday week end. Enjoy.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Wow Kirby! I'm loving what you have done... hey where did you get the amazing vase?

fiona anderson said...

Love that brass 'shopping bag' especially with the flowers and the cabinet, the colours combination is gorgeous. Great runner and light too. I've got a new light for my hall, I'm just waiting on the pesky electrician.

Bliss said...

I'm not sure if I'm stumbling around looking for liquor in your cabinets, how I would feel about locating the one in the hallway.

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