It's funny how your plans change once you're living in the space. Before we moved into our new house, I dreamed of this hall as my inspiration piece. I wanted lacquered walls with sconces.
via Trad home
But the sconces I wanted (below) were $250 a piece and I needed about six of them. Um...no.
So I changed the plan.
Here is the before shot of our bedroom hall.
It's dark, dingy, and beige-er than beige. Notice the boob light? It was centered it in the little niche of bedrooms and didn't provide enough light.
I had our electrician remove the light, cover it with drywall, and add two new pendants.
I love the modern touch and how what little light is in there gets bounced around by the glass.
Now it's my responsibility to help the hallway match the lights.
(I think I said the same thing about our dining room!)
I still love the idea of high gloss or lacquered walls but the longer we've lived here, the more narrow the hall feels. I've realized that I don't think I want to actually hang anything on these walls but I also don't want them to be boring. You can see the hall from the living, kitchen, and dining room so it has to look good!
Our living room is going to be painted Salt Glaze by Martha.
And our kitchen/entryway are both Snow White by BM.
My solution for the walls is wide, horizontal stripes in both of these colors.
I think it will be more interesting, brighter, and yet still help the flow of the home.
Plus, when we get new flooring the stripes will still work.
What do you think?
Do you like the two pendants and the plan for stripes?
After shots coming soon to a blog near you. :-)
Thanks for reading!