Jennifer Hulse Design
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Entrance Hall traditional hall

Entrance Hall

I used a bright wallpaper, from Scalamandre, and high gloss paint for this entrance hall. I wanted to create a bright, reflective look to make use of the natural daylight. Antique carpets worked really well with the client's art collection. I kept the stairs uncarpeted to give the hall a more formal, European look. The wallpaper was made by Scalamandre

photo: Jennifer Hulse

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Dot McKeough Howard wrote:
I have wall paper and would love to cover it!
   Comment   June 17, 2013
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Or they even offer decal wallpaper that just peels off. But I don't know how much it would cost in your space.
June 17, 2013 at 3:24pm   
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Jennifer Hulse Design
Interesting thoughts and ideas. You might be interested to know that this client wanted an update. I replaced the wallpaper with a deep, blue-violet paint. I used Aura, which gave the hall a beautiful and really durable, matte finish. I'll post photos soon!
October 2, 2013 at 11:40am   
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hustlep2 wrote:
the hand rail and risers - this is exactly how my house is set up except there are no walls to the right. The hardwood color is the same. I want to change the staircase I was thinking of painting the risers white, leave the step part wood and painting the handrail black. Is that what you have done here?
   Comment   October 2, 2012
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Jennifer Hulse Design
Hi! I suppose by now you've finished your project. I've been away for a while and haven't been on Houzz. But, in case you've put it off, the handrail is a wood finish. Black, however would look terrific. You could also consider a traditional stencil which mimics trim. Use a grey paint.
October 2, 2013 at 12:18pm   
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mariagraphics wrote:
What color is this?
   Comment   May 29, 2011
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Ronique Gibson
The color looks similar to: SW6683 Bee by Sherwin Williams:

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I used a bright wallpaper, from Scalamandre, and high gloss paint for this entrance hall. I wanted to create a bright, reflective look to make use of the natural daylight. Antique carpets worked really well with the client's art collection. I kept the stairs uncarpeted to give the hall a more formal, European look.
May 29, 2011 at 11:08am     
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what type of wood for flooring
February 19, 2014 at 11:32am   
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Julia Pockett added this to Give Your Victorian Hallway a Modern Slant
Victorian homes, especially the grander ones, often used dark wood paneling. Dark wood doesn't work that well with more contemporary designs, but wood can look fabulous painted white and paired with a bolder color on the walls. Here, the painted paneling used with the white and wood stairs adds width and interest to plain walls in a narrow hall, which is typical of the era. If you're installing paneling from scratch, keep true to Victorian style and make sure it is elegantly beveled.

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