Welcome to a new series, Anatomy of a Room, where we show you one room that gets it really, really right and then break down exactly why it works and how to copy the look for yourself.
Take a look at this hallway vignette — it's full of white, wood and quirky collections but achieves it all without feeling cluttered. Which elements help it find this perfect balance? Read on.
1. A warm grey wall is neutral but not boring, providing the backdrop so the other elements can take center stage.
2. Bright white next to gleamy, medium-toned wood makes the architecture and detail of the staircase really stand out for its form, not only its function.
3.The vintage radiator is embraced as the beautiful decor element it is, and a perfectly placed shelf imitates the look of a hallway console table.
4. A patterned and colorful (but not crazy colorful) rug provides visual interest but still blends into the historic tone of the room.
5. The quirky collection of keys and found objects is displayed, not on a surface that might look cluttered, but tucked into this nook, gallery-wall style.
6. The glass pendant has a vintage, farm feel with wrought iron accents and candle-shaped bulbs, but is still visually light so it doesn't dominate the room.
See? Seemingly opposite styles can coexist. So get moving, you quirky tradionalists and get your pad looking this fab.
Want more anatomy? Check out Anatomy of a Room: Rustic