Whether you live in a condo, a bungalow, or a mansion, everyone should put some thought into their hallways and walls! Don't let the hallway's small size stop you from thinking big. Architect and Interior Designer Dee Dee Taylor visited the S&C studios to share her tips to help you turn your hallway and walls into something beautiful. Make sure to scroll all the way down to see the special wall treatments Dee Dee has designed especially for you - our viewer.
Photo Credit: Philip CastletonDee Dee's 3 very important basic elements to take into consideration:
Take the time to plan it out - it's all in the details.
Think about what type of floor finishes you're working with... painted or stained wood? Carpet?
Once you've got the base work your way up.
- Dee Dee loves adding layers, so put a beautiful runner down a narrow hallway to add depth and visual interest.
Dress up your walls!
- Think about plaster and wood chair rails.
- Use silks and linens as wall treatments.
- Look for cool wallpapers you love, check out paint colours that work with your overall style.
- Add a touch of glam with fabulous sconces, antique mirrors and pieces of art!
DEE DEE'S WALL TREATMENT STYLES DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - OUR VIEWERS.
- Use a fabulous wallpaper to add luminosity.
- Where you can, install a ceiling light fixture - adds that touch of class.
- Really graphic colour palette.
- Black & white super hot right now.
- Texture above using a mock crock vinyl - not committing to ethical or economical obligations of leather and it's affordable and glamorous.
- Nail heads are a great detail - adds a nice metallic finish. Look at it like jewelry - BLING!
White moc-croc vinyl fabric: Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics
Polished chrome nailheads: Cooper Bros
Chair rail and applied panel moulding: Brenlo
Paint: Oxford White CC-30 and Black 2132-10 Benjamin Moore NEUTRAL AND NATURAL LINEN
- Flat painted out in eggshell with the crown, baseboard and molding done in a satin finish.
- Linen paper inset inside applied panel (match paint colour to wallpaper).
- It's a quiet statement and is more traditional.
Creamy Linen Wallpaper: Telio
Panel Moulding: Brenlo
Paint: Natural Wicker OC-1 Benjamin Moore TRADITIONAL TONE ON TONE BURST OF COLOUR
- Silver Gate Paper with a cool damask (two toned brown)
- Burnt terra cotta red paint
- Have a pattern above and simple colour below. Change it up!
- Don't have to make chair rail white - be more adventurous!
- This look has details but is more subtle.
- This is an understated look but still makes people think, "Hey, this is different!"
Silvergate Wallpaper: Farrow and Ball
Chair Rail: Brenlo
Book Room Red No.50 Paint: Farrow and Ball All of the samples seen on Steven and Chris provided by the following:
Red and blue linens, silks and gimps: Telio
Colourful roll of linen fabric (with bird print): Primavera
Blue Grosgrain Ribbon: Mokuba, (416) 504-5358, 575 Queen St West, Toronto, ON M5V 2B6
Decorative Nailheads: Cooper Bros.
Antiqued Mirror and Rosettes: Vast Interiors Custom Glass and Mirror
Wall Sconces: Residential Lighting Studio, (416) 537-3138, 489 Dupont Street Toronto, ON M6G 1Y6
Gold and Silver Leaf Papers: Telio
and Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics
Carpet Samples: ELTE
Wood Flooring Samples: Sullivan Source
Onyx Sample: Crystal Tile and Marble