When it comes to decorating, transitional spaces are easily overlooked. But why should living rooms and kitchens get all the love? Consider this: entry ways, hallways and landings stand to make a captivating impact and deserve the considered attention other spaces receive. From the moment you walk through the door, an impression is made. Make it a beautiful one by amping up a drop zone for keys, coats and mail with colour, pattern and clever storage. A ho-hum, bare-walled passageway can be transformed into a gallery or library. Even a landing or the end of a hall can become an eye-catching design moment with a few well-chosen details. Focusing your design eye on both the purpose and style of these “in-between” spaces creates an abundance of opportunities to set the tone for your entire home.
A large-scale mirror creates a feeling of space in this small entryway. Designer Alyssa Kapito tops the leggy console with a pretty, layered vignette.
Carve out a spot for guests to take their shoes off and put down their bags. Design firm Amber Interiors delivers laid-back sophistication in this entry with a sleek bench,open storage and brick herringbone floors
When a curved wall doesn’t allow for art to be hung conventionally, a mural is the perfect solution. Created by Julie Nabucet Architectures, this dynamic wall treatment transforms a plain surface into a standout, nature-inspired feature.
To a d d eye -catching detail in a hallway, designers Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen installed architectural mouldings on the walls that reference the geometric pattern of the parquet floor.
Designer Billy Cotton visually expands a narrow corridor by wrapping the walls, floor and ceiling in pale, monochromatic colour.