One cool staircase, a cute little landing, and a lot of dingy white walls... The center hall of our 160-year old Italianate Victorian didn't have a lot going for it, but we maximized it with color, some amazing custom wallpaper, and lighting from our line.
How many colors should a door be painted? Not this many, honestly.
A cute little landing at the front of the house had unrealized potential.
The stairs looked cool at first glance, but they were painted brown and in rough shape.
This pointless hall closet blocked the entry into the only upstairs bathroom.
We added custom wallpaper from Adelphi - the amazing wallpaper company located in our village - and hung by the talented Jim Grinchis. To unify the various surfaces, we painted the stairs, baseboard heater, and handrail. The stairs were wrapped in inexpensive sisal runners to give Buck some traction.
An antique motel sign from Austin adorns the upstairs wall, while a unifying coat of paint ties everything together and hides wonky sloped ceilings. Our Lincoln armchair and Twiggy floor lamp are among a variety of pieces we rotate through the landing. Photos by Alec Hemer.
Buck watches for the UPS truck. Photo by Alec Hemer.
A Butterfly Chair hangs out in the hall with our Apo floor lamp.
Photo by Alec Hemer.
One of our custom light fixtures hangs above the entry. Photo by Alec Hemer.
SW 7076 Cyberspace, Sherwin-Williams
SW 7015 Repose Gray, Sherwin-Williams
Professional painting, CertaPro Painters
Adelphi Paper Hangings
Lincoln Mid-Century tufted chair
From $1,199, Roger + Chris
BKF Butterfly chair
Apo Floor Lamp
$479, Roger + Chris
Custom on request, Roger + Chris
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