This second floor hallway was one of the client’s principal areas of concern. Situated in the centre of the house, it does not receive a great deal of natural light and this, combined with its substantial size, lended the area a cave-like atmosphere. The goal was to bring warmth and interest to the second floor landing while showcasing its spacious dimensions.
The walls were painted the same hue as the main floor hallway for continuity. Crown moulding was installed to draw the eye up and emphasize the high ceiling. Chair rail and panel moulding was installed on the lower half of the wall. Artwork was chosen to work with the colours in the space and positioned to echo the rhythm established by the millwork. Halogen track lighting was installed to create a gallery-like feel and bring out the texture of the woodwork; unlike a single ceiling fixture, individual adjustable heads allow for areas of light and shadow, creating dimension and drama.
Formerly a space largely ignored, it is now one of the most complimented areas of the house.