Tuesday, 2 November 2010

*A Sneak Peek ~ In the Hall*

We've been decorating the hall recently so I thought I would show a little photo of how it is looking.
We've added this tongue & groove panelling to the lower half of the wall & it has made the hall & stairs feel so much better.
I wanted to do this when we first moved in 7 years ago but we had to renovate the whole house & so this sadly got left whilst more important things got done.
But I'm so glad we've done it now as I just love it.
 We painted in in Cornforth White from Farrow & Ball, I just love this soft grey colour.
The walls are painted in Picket Fence from B&Q, which is very much like Craig & Rose's Regency White as we had this colour on the wall previously & you can hardly tell the difference!
I did want to sand back the parquet flooring as I wasn't so keen on this colouring with the grey but I think I've got used to it over a few weeks so I think it will probably stay this colour now, plus it compliments the sea-grass runner we have on the stairs that you can just see peeping into shot on the left & a big plus is that if it is left how it is, it saves on a lot of work & mess!
My lovely vintage style mannequin doesn't live here in the hall, she normally resides in the dining room but I had moved her out of the way whilst I took some product photos in the dining room & she looked so pretty here that I quickly took this photo.
I think she suits being in the hall, don't you?
But she does look terribly pretty in the dining room so I couldn't bare to move her permanently!
P.S Before I go, I now have over 500 followers so another giveaway will be along very soon to celebrate!
Thank you to all my lovely followers old & new for popping by & for leaving such lovely messages ...


  1. Looking lovely, my hallway is VERY neglected!

  2. What a pretty hallway, I love the colours especially the grey! Very calming xx

  3. Your hallway is so light and airy - lovely! I have to agree that your mannequin suits the space perfectly. If you can't bear to move her from the dining room could you clone her?! :-P

    Jem xXx

  4. Oh my goodness.....sooooo beautiful xoxoxo

  5. It's beautiful! I love the tongue and groove, it's really gorgeous!
    Kandi x

  6. It's just so cute!
    Happy WW!

  7. It looks lovely Alison! Having just moved house we are hoping to decorate soon so will be taking some tips from you and of course purchasing some of your wonderful items, especially from the Christmas range !
    Nanette x

  8. your hallway looks a m a z i n g!
    love the wainscoting and that lovely shade of grey.
    so pretty.


  9. I'm jealous you're getting stuff done around your house-seems like all we ever do is talk about it-looks so nice!!!!

  10. Oooooooooooooooohhs and aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhs! So darn pretty!

    m ^..^

  11. It is looking great!!! Love the color you chose for the paneling!

  12. I painted my hallway and stairs picket fence as well!! Love your mannequin she's sweet

  13. It all looks lovely Alison. I, too, have been decorating our hall recently.
    Ruth x

  14. so crisp and clean!!! I love it!!!
    ours is always filled with shoes and baseball bags.

  15. GORGEOUS finish, Alison! LOVE all the soft chalky tones of white and gray. Very welcoming & delightful. The tongue & groove is a great accent. I wanted to do that in our hall too--but it's very small & oddly shaped so just paint for now... LOL! Thanks for sharing. :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

  16. Beautiful ~ Happy White Wednesday...

  17. I am SO happy I looked at all the thumb nails from Faded Charms White Wednesday.....otherwise I would not have found your blog. Love, love, LOVE IT!!

  18. Your blog is so clean and pretty!Love your WaynesCotting - the wood paneling. My SO would love to have this in our whole house.

  19. I really like your bead board. The color is wonderful, both on the bead board and the wall. Very warm and inviting.

    come visit

  20. Hi. Visiting from White Wednesday. Lovely hall. Love the toile mannequin.
    ~ Julie

  21. What a wonderful hallway! Love your style and the way you display your treasures. The mannequin looks great there - just ready to greet your company! Happy WW!

    xoxo laurie

  22. i love it... it looks gorgeous..so simple aswell.. love the colour.. and the mannequin looks so right there!!..

  23. Hi Alison,
    Your hall redo looks wonderful! The mannequin is darling and the colors are perfect! :)

  24. you made a really good job of the decorating in yor hall , well done , it looks so lovely ,
    mam x

  25. Hi Allison! thanks so much for visiting me and for your lovely comments. sorry I'm so long in getting to you...I was away.
    your hall and your blog are beautiful...now I have to go visit the boutique!

  26. Hi Alison,
    It looks gorgeous...love your paint colors! the mannequin looks perfect too its a shame she can't live there....i can't wait until we can paint but a lot of work to do first,
    Love Kristina x

  27. It looks so beautiful Alison, so cool and calm.
    I would love that mannequin, just what I need to have a little go making clothes.
    Carol x

  28. Hola Felicitaciones por su buen gusto.Me encantaaa!!!Cariños desde Chile.

  29. Lovely! We are having the bedroom done at the moment! I'm sooo excited!!

  30. Really gorgeous. We're doing the same in our hallway at the moment and I wasn't too sure what colour to paint the panelling but I love the colour you have used. Well done!!!


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