Thursday, 20 June 2013

Through The New Home Keyhole - Hall

I hope you've been enjoying the weekly visits to our new home.  I should bake some cakes and put the kettle on ready for your next visit!  We wanted to make an impact with our hallway.  It's the first thing anyone sees when they come for a visit so we wanted it to be bold, bright and welcoming.  I think we have managed to achieve all three!  We had the orange paint in the hall of the flat and the same grey flooring and loved them so decided to bring them over to our new home.  I am over the moon how it has turned out, I was a bit worried that it might be too much orange but the cool grey balances it perfectly.  I was thinking about a bit of fancy wallpaper or maybe a carpet runner in the future, best learn to hang wallpaper first!

We have now almost finished the last room, Gray's office.  Or little boys games room to be more apt ;)  It does double up as a guest room if we have enough guests over to stay as it also houses our sofas bed.  It is defo the opposite to my girlie kitchen, not light and breezy more dark and cosy.  I will take some snaps once it's finished.  After that we have some work to do on the garden (nothing major this year mind!), the loft to board so we can move our storage from the garage and then Gray wants to convert the garage to a home gym... guess I won't have any excuses not to work out then!   Do any of you work out at home?  If so what equipment do you use/would you recommend.  I am thinking a treadmill might be the best option.

Before and after:

The door curtain and dart coat hooks have are all from the hallway in the flat.  I love the door curtain, helps keep the warmth in during the winter and being orange velvet looks ace!

Make sure you never forget!

I am so proud of our little hall console table!  I hunted high and low for something suitable to no avail.  I then saw the table legs in Ikea so bought them along with a high gloss shelf and got Gray to screw them together.  Apart from being peanuts to make the best thing about it is the shelf didn't need attaching to the wall to stand up, ace!

Gray made this papercut after me telling him my Dad used to sing me asleep with this song as a child <3 p="">

This typographic map of the UK by Bold and Noble took pride of place on our orange wall in the flat so it only seemed right it got a good spot in the new house.

I cannot tell you how much I love this grey cabinet* from Out There Interiors.  When Jenny got in touch and asked if I would like to receive an item to review I had a really hard job deciding what would fit best.  The have an amazing range of mirrored furniture and I almost went for an S lamp before deciding on this beautiful grey cabinet.  It is perfect for the space and I am sure you will agree looks amazing.

Any gardening tips are gratefully received, neither of us have a clue what we are doing!  First task is to sort the lawn out as it's full of weeds and make sure we don't kill the clementius... hopefully it's pretty hardy!



  1. I can't help you much with the garden, unless you want to grow potatoes - they seem to be my only success.
    I can't wait to visit though!

  2. I absolutely love the prints! Especially the coordinates one and the map, brilliant ideas :) your hall looks brill! Xxx

  3. It's gorgeous! I love all your prints, and that cabinet is fab! Xo

  4. This post makes me want to go home and sort our hallway out. Its driving me mad at the moment. Lovely colours :-)

  5. I love the you are my sunshine cutout print, my nanny used to sing it to me whenever I stayed over.
    The colours look amazing in your hallway :)

  6. Your home is beautiful, I love all of the little touches :)

    Maria xxx

  7. Love these home posts! I would never have thought of bright orange in a hallway but it looks amazing. xx

  8. Wonderful taste, looks inviting and modern and the same time, get the kettle on!

  9. omg you have just inspired me !!!!!
    id love to do this but change the orange for purple !! thanks for the inspiration !! xxx


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