I've always loved settees. They're like the Goldilocks of seating: not too big, not too small — just right. And one of my favorite places to see them is in entryways. More so than a chair or bench, they offer an instant... more »
Hallways are great places to integrate style into your home, but most people only think about wall color and art when considering how to decorate them. Instead of going for the standard gallery wall, try something different. Add interest through pattern... more »
Hallways may seem like ordinary pass-through spaces that don’t require a second thought, but with a little attention, these spaces can take on a personality all their own. Whether it’s adding a gallery family photos or calling up your carpenter to... more »
I was 12 when my family moved from Connecticut to south Florida. As much as I didn't want to move (what 12 year old does?) our new Florida house had a pool. How cool was that! It was surely the best part of the house.
But it also had the darkest,... more »
The popularity of open floor plans in modern and contemporary residential design — most evident in the "great rooms" that combine living room, dining room and kitchen — has not completely abolished the space that traditionally connects distinct rooms:... more »
The hallway gives us some interesting design possibilities. Whether you have a grand home with acres of hall, or a smaller vintage home with small halls, there are many potential uses of this often-forgotten area of interior real estate. Here are seven... more »
That sliver of space at the end of the hall packs design power beyond its square footage. Use it to add drama to a sightline, create a destination, or just play with colors and shapes. There's something about the perspective of walls pointing down a corridor... more »
When considering all the rooms in a house, hallways rarely come to mind. They are often thought of as utilitarian, a means to an end. But this doesn't have to be the case.
Given the right treatment, hallways can become spaces to stop and rest. They... more »
Yes. Okay. I must be honest and say that I recently had a 3-day virus, binged on the first season of Kings, and have had on my mind the phrase that the princess makes--something to the effect of: "As far as I know, life happens in hallways."
Philosophically... more »
Transitional spaces of the home –– whether they're areas between interiors and exteriors, upstairs and downstairs, or room to room –– are often cramped, cluttered, overlooked or simply uninteresting. But when form and function work in harmony,... more »
Whether you're just passing through or sitting for a spell, a hallway can and should be much more than a means to get from one space to another. It may be small, but a corridor provides a big opportunity to infuse visual appeal and energy into your home.... more »