It’s been a while since most of you last saw my hallway. It has been 5 years since we moved into this flat, and we have only just decorated our hall for the first time. Seriously.
When we moved in, we could just afford the mortgage, no extra ‘thrills’ as we considered them, plus it was in a liveable condition. But after the loft conversion, our hall was pretty much obliterated and we had to do something. And it was actually fun decorating from scratch.
|Door: Farrow & Ball ‘Manor House Gray’. Doormat: £11, Ikea. Floor tiles: Topps Tiles|
|Basket: H&M Home (I wanted somewhere chic to leave wet umbrellas!)|
|Sandals: £42, Topshop. Bag: £64.50, Aurora London|
|Shoe storage cabinet: £140, Ikea|
I painted our old ikea shoe cabinet with Farrow & Ball ‘Mole’s Breath’ (I know it’s not totally frugal but the quality of paint I find is much better, plus not so bad when you paint small areas such as cabinets and single walls, like I do). I had to use a lot of undercoat (and it’s not perfect upclose!!) but I love how it looks now.
|Candle: £24, Wood Grey. Marbled cement plant pot: £14, Etsy|
|Stair runner: Discount Carpet Warehouse. Espadrilles: £42 in the sale, Soludos at Very Exclusive.|
|Table: £199, La Redoute. Mules: £15.99, New Look|
|Tray: £9.35, Hay. Hand cream: £23, Byredo|
|Light: BHS. Print (bought at The Other Art Fair), Sarah Maple|
|Radiator cover: Homebase (make sure you buy the pre-painted ones as they are very difficult to paint in all the grooves!)|
|Eyelashes cannister: £128, Jonathan Adler. Pineapple tray: Anthropologie. Candle: Atelier Lumira|