Working on the hallways in the new house.
They have wood wainscoting halfway up. I do love wainscoting, but this really isn’t the best quality. Kind of 70′s-looking, and all that wood makes the halls dark. So we’re preserving all the original wood on the stairs, bannister, entry doors & throughout the vestibule and painting the wainscoting white. Here you can see that they’re half-primed.
Going really classic and painting the wainscoting Super White and the walls a light gray. And the vestibule Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue, a favorite color that my mom also loves.
Halls colors will be sort of like this:
Also choosing light fixtures. We need one for the vestibule, one at the base of the stairs, and one at the top of the stairs.
Here is the one that Willy nixed. A simple, modern look from one of our favorite companies, Schoolhouse Electric:
He’s into this shade, but I’m not so into the Custard color against the cool white & gray:
So I found this one at Rejuvenation that’s similarly-colored, funky, and um… awesome!
And the yellow picks up on the wacky Sixty-One above the door.
Man would I LOVE to know who did that to the place! Forget gold leaf, let’s do yellow swoosh-y letters. Amazing.