Time to take you on a tour (past and present) of our stairwell!
I had fun decorating this space with:
A handmade denim rag rug
Vintage Paul Sawyier framed prints
And a few family photos.
Here is what the stairwell looked like before:
Yep...mint green walls, dark brown painted steps and dirty cream trim.
The wood on the newel post, which doesn't look original but rather a 1960s add, was pretty beat up.
These old colors did nothing for this space and it looked so tired.
So here's to the new look!
New Sherwin Williams paint does wonders!
Trim: Pure White
Steps: Tres Naturale - Love how this color ties in with the beige accent of the rug in the adjacent dining room pictured below.
The new look is so simple, clean and classy. What a transformation!
When I first walked through this little Folk Victorian home I was in love! But still, in so many of the rooms I thought, "Oh, that has to go!".
Well, this is exactly how I felt about the light fixture in the Central Hallway.
Here it is close up!:
The two modern looking pendant lamps hung oh so low. The previous owners must have had artwork displayed here and thus the track lighting. This however was not our plan. I really wanted to rewind our little home back to a older, vintage, classy look.
And then there was the tired mint colored paint which extended up the stairway. It looked like something I would have painted a little girl's room in once upon a time. In addition to the mint, I could see where the previous owners had color coordinated the hallway with the dark overwhelming teal in the dining room. And as held true through most of the original first floor, there was two toned cream/beige trim. Yep, someone had tried to "touch up" all the trim with a completely different shade of paint.
So after finishing the walls of the dining room, I started on the makeover of this adjacent hallway. The dining room had been recently transformed with Sherwin Williams (SW) Vanillin and a mostly navy rug with some rich color accents. Beyond the dining room is the navy bedroom (future study) I painted SW Salty Dog.
The central hallway also adjoins to our vintage pink bathroom and the still bright baby blue kitchen. I wanted to keep it neutral since the space touches so many areas and at the same time tie this in with an overall color scheme.
So I chose to paint above the chair rail with SW Paperwhite and below the chair rail with SW Salty Dog. Paperwhite is two shades lighter than our dining room color Vanillin. And Salty Dog is the same paint color as the navy bedroom. I also continued with my trim paint choice for the house, SW Pure White, on all the trim and chair rail.
So I hit my target! The color choices remained classy and neutral while tying into an overall color scheme.
Now back to the light fixture!
I would tell you the model number and all that of our new beautiful bronze light fixture but it's out of production now. So sad! This information would be of no use to you. I've seen similar fixtures in stores here and there though so the look wouldn't be hard to replicate.
I love the dark bronze finish and the elegant look of one single pendant light fixture in this hallway!
I'm so please with how our hallway turned out!
In these pictures I still need to finish the SW Pure White trim around the dining room and paint the flat part of my stair steps SW Tres Naturale. I would also love to tone down that bright baby blue in the kitchen with SW Sky High.
More to come!...