Stairway to heaven
This family loves to entertain, and they regularly have overseas guests staying with them. Because of this the upstairs and guestrooms are a really important part of the house, not just something to shut away. We wanted to create welcoming, stylish rooms with real character that make a stay feel special.
As you can see from the image above we used a deep blue colour on the walls of the stairs. It was important to carry this through into the hallway at the top of the stairs to maintain a flow between the two spaces.
We did this by putting framed panels in the walls, and filling them with the same blue. This creates a visual connection without flooding a space with floor to ceiling colour.
Halls can easily feel like soulless spaces, but not in this case where clever design touches make use of the space and hint at curiosities to be found behind the landing doors. The upholstered bench and patterned rug add playful colour, and the owners have framed a silk scarf to create a striking artwork.
The antique sideboard is a treasured family piece, but we added three decorative baskets which store toys and books for easy access by visiting children.