Arlington GardensTransitional Hall, London
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3. Mixed print. The patterned tile of this hallway brings energy to the space with monochromatic bones. A dark gray bench, as well as a displayed collection in a variety of tones on the upper cubbies, balance out the print.Patterned tile: Vicalvi tile designed by Patricia UrquiolaSee more of this home
Hallways can often be overlooked, but not here. Mismatched tiles by Patricia Urquiola — one of Caroline’s big design inspirations — instantly add life and color. And an American post office cabinet at the end, which was picked up at a market in Los Angeles, brings in vintage charm.The internal window, seen earlier from the other side, filters light from the living area and opens up the space. “The hallway is so important. It’s the entrance to your house where everyone comes through, and it sets the scene,” Caroline says.While the paneling may look original, it isn’t. Don’t underestimate the power of good woodwork, such as baseboards, Caroline says. It “is like the backbone of the house, linking the rooms and making them feel joined up. Designing it is also really fun, as there are so many styles, and it means storage can look unique rather than functional.”Azulej floor tiles: Patricia Urquiola via Vicalvi