We’ve lived in our house for over three years now and it’s taken a long time to get to the point of decorating everything. It feels like it’s been a long process. We mostly started the bulk of it last year, but as with most decorating projects there’s often last details and finishing touches that can take a lot of time to get to the point of feeling properly ‘done’. That’s the side of interiors I really struggle with. Those final details that take it from a colour on the walls and some furniture to a room that feels like home. Which is number one really, over it looking perfect. It has to feel good. The latest area I feel is done – well, done enough to feel ready to share – is our hallway area.
It’s one of the only areas of the house that we decided to go for colourful walls. Opting for a cool turquoise/blue shade all through the hall and up to the landing. With white wood (other than doors that are still wooden). On the stairs we have a cool oatmeal type of coloured carpet and beige marble type of tiles.
Lighting wise, when we decorated we switched what we previously had out for a couple of styles of lights with brass details. Pointed oval brass details for wall lights and a pendant light with a brass base and white shade. One of my favourite details, something that has really feel like it made all the difference is the new brass framed mirror from Cox & Cox *. I knew I wanted a full length mirror addition to the hallway as it is the last place you go before heading out, so always handy to check I don’t have rogue baby puke down my top or something I haven’t noticed… (yeah, that’s happened…) The new mirror from Cox & Cox is a perfect addition as not only does it tie in with the brass details of the lighting, but the corner details of the mirror frame also sort of mirror the shape of the wall lights too. It’s the perfect fit. Plus adding the mirror has really brought light into the darkest corner of the hall and made the whole space feel a bit more open and bright.
Promise I’m not completely obsessed with my own reflection or anything but mirrors are one of my favourite decorating items. I love art work, but I feel hanging mirrors on the wall instead in some cases adds interest and light in a way nothing else can. One of my favourite pieces in our home is a mirror we bought and used for our table plan at our wedding but now sits as a permanent decoration item but also a reminder of that day. So yeah, mirrors are my favourite! You can see that one in this post around our Living Room – and in fact having just been having another browse of the Cox&Cox site & they have one that’s not dissimilar (window style mirror) (seriously, they have SO many styles of mirrors that I love and many I’ve not seen anywhere else).
But enough about my obsession with decorating with mirrors… the other feature pieces in the hall include our hall table, that was a purchase last year that also happens to be from Cox & Cox – a light wood, scandi style with a single drawer (the Aalto Style – still available on the cox & cox site: coxandcox.co.uk/console-tables) . I love the slatted shelf at the bottom. A couple of decorative bits on the top, a few house plants (yep, obsessed with house plants too). Plus the art print from my favourite Minted.com
Overall, I love how it’s a cool and calm splash of colour that still manages to feel bright and airy. The blue colour palette with the warmer brass details alongside the light wood and beige marble tile. In some ways I feel like maybe it shouldn’t work, but at the same time really think it does. Now just to tackle the chaos that is the under-stairs shoe storage…
Full length mirror gifted by Cox & Cox. You can see more of their mirror selection: coxandcox.co.uk/mirrors