…now it’s a Hallway to remember

BEFORE
Dark, dingy, that horrible pink/cream and dirty red. Painted faux wood panelling
…and the prostitute red carpet throughout is what our hallway was bestowed with when we moved in.

AFTER
Re-plastered, tall skirting’s, chair rail, picture rail, deep cornices, polished Tasmanian Oak floorboards and a lick of Chalk USA and Cocoa Candy and the installation of french doors and huge glass over light and we welcomed in loads of natural light to a previously cave like space.
We still haven’t followed the white paint scheme from the main living area through to this side of the doors while we work out our solution to Mic hating the white colour. So this is still the old paint colour we originally put up…Cocoa Candy by Wattyl. I still like it, but would just want it a little lighter, maybe 1/4 strength.

I have however changed my little vignette in the hall.

Which started out looking like this. The mirror and table my Dad made for us when we had our first home. Big wicker trunk was a thrift shop find by Mum that I love.

It now looks like this.
This mirror ways a tonne and I wouldn’t even dare to hang it on the wall in fear that our

beloved plaster would be hanging in shred’s!
White Peonies and Eucalyptus in my favourite Market basket, a vintage frame and a ‘D’ for our Son was all I thought it needed. I love this new vignette so much more.
I know I was going to show you what I done in the Living Room next, but when I went through the photos realised that seeing the French Doors aren’t finished yet, I may as well what until it is all completed…hope you don’t mind waiting a bit longer.
As always, I would love to hear what you think of this transformation.
Ness xx
Images by Moi!

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  • Stunning! Love your vignette, it’s very cozy. The hallway looks amazing, it really enhances the lead windows. Is it Art Nouveau? How old is your house?

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  • Beautiful! U must be very proud of the end results. So much character! Is that a carpet hall runner?

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  • Beautiful Living,
    No its not Nouveau. The house was built October 23rd 1885. It is an Australian Cottage. It used to be the Doctors home.
    Ness xx

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  • Hi Katrina,
    We are very proud and will be more so when these sodding doors and veranda get done!
    Yes that is carpet. We had to have it custom made beause the Hallway is so wide. You can’t touch either side with your arms straight out, so a normal runner looked a bit Anorexic down there! It is a sisal look with a slight pattern. I have just noticed one of the boys matchbox cars are on it. I should really look for these things when I take photos. Oh well…it is lived in!
    Ness xx

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  • Love love love it! Including the cocoa candy colour – it is so soft and neutral looking. And your new arrangement on the table is just perfect – I love the ‘less is more’ approach. Beautiful!

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  • Your hallway looks wonderful…even with Coco Candy color…it is difficult sometimes when our partner has different opinions on decorating…compromises must be made. My son and his fiance are going through this right now…they purchased a home that required work and they are butting heads on paint colors, tile colors, etc…
    I also agree the new arrangement on your table is perfect…

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  • Hi Ness!

    Simply Beautiful! You must be really proud of yourself, the transformation is remarkable. So pretty and soft ~ Lovely!

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  • Dreamy!
    xo Isa

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  • Oh my – I just “found” you and have so much to learn from you. Everything is beautiful.

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  • Just lovely. I am so glad I found your blog. I am having so much fun reading everything and seeing your beautiful pictures.

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  • Hi Ness – am loving your vignette and i love the hallway now, i actually love that cocoa candy, i hadn’t heard of that one before but used chalk usa in our old house which is a great colour. i am a big fan of mirrors, frames etc “propped” against walls. Its fun to change things around ! Mel xxx

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  • The hall is beautiful and a complete gem now – can’t wait for the sitting room, I love before and afters. xv

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  • Love the hall, look fantastic! QWeel done! Just found your blog as saw your comment over at Melrose’s place re back to school 🙂 So when/where is the hsop opening. I see we both have Shannon Fricke on our lists. You would have loved my last house which was white,,,am in a totally different place now though wood is not faux, for instance wall behing hall table is all huon pine, there are other types of wood in different areas..anyway once again love your work.
    Michelle

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  • what a great hallway you have In white it is even better 😉

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  • Hi Ness,
    I have just found your blog & I have really enjoyed reading about you, so I will definately be back.
    The hallway looks great, the new vignette is a nice change, you have a clever dad.
    Cheers,
    Sarah

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  • Stunning transformation Ness. I love the Cocoa Candy too! Tell me…. what’s happening with all the links at the bottom of your post. I notice some other blogs have millions by the same author. Does anyone know why there is such a long trail left when some of us visit!!!??? A-M xx

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  • simply stunning…I love it!

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  • A-M. I am not sure what you mean. I haven’t had anything happen like that. Someone might have to explain it to me..sorry,
    Ness xx

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  • Magnificent transformation, Ness. I actually like the color above the wainscot, although I am sure I’ll like it a little lighter too. You have such a great eye, I never doubt your ideas.
    I like your new vignette. I like the neutral colors and all of the different textures.

    Great job.

    xo
    Brooke

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  • Hello Ness – your entryway looks stunning. I covet such a beautiful, traditional space. You’ve done a marvellous job so far!! I like your new table vignette too. I hope you don’t mind – I am adding you to my links. I have popped by a few times and have been meaning to make more comments. Your blog is lovely. Cheers, Terri xo

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  • Ness, love the new hall, and the new vignette on the table. Simple, and stunning. Ooo, and those pillows you’re making for Isa … delicious! I want some too!

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  • Thanks so much to all of the new readers who left a comment or sent me an email.
    Niartist – If you want some you can email me if you like or visit my etsy shoppe at http://marleyandlockyer.etsy.com
    Glad you like them!

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  • Ness, you crack me up! Prostitute red rug. I love it! lol That’s my new favorite adjective. I love the new vignette in the hallway! The flowers add just the right touch!
    xx
    Kara

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