There’s the big spaces in each home that everyone obsesses over – could be the kitchen, a grand bathroom, or a stunning backyard. I almost feel like there is one or two in every home that becomes the center of attention. In my last home in Arizona, the kitchen was a show stopper! I’ll link that reveal right here. Man, I miss that space!
I hear *all* the time that I move through projects really fast. And that’s true! I do! But right now, I’m still dreaming and designing the big stuff. Our living room renovation is well underway and will hopefully be a show stopper in our home when it’s complete. Since this space is connected to it, it felt like a great time to tackle the hallway too!
In the meantime? I am SO excited to share a project that is alll in the details – our main hallway!
From the kitchen, you see the creamy, blush paint color from around the corner. One of my favorite views! My goal for the hallway was a space that is simple enough to keep your feet moving, but when you slow down even for a second, the details catch your eye time and time again.
We started where all projects start at the Monarch Revival – trim and new lighting!
Adding the layers of trim took hours and hours, but it was SO worth it! I started with chair rail fluted molding with classic boxes on the top and bottom. I showed the entire process on IG stories and have it saved to my highlights. I added a fun detail on the ceiling that draws your eye up when you walk by!
Then, we paint! I used Behr Paint in the color Patience which is a creamy, blush hued white. To take it over the top, I brushed a gold gilding on top of the trim and wow, it feels like it’s popping off the walls in the best way!
At the end of the hall, I found the perfect spot for my Reflections of Christ canvas. It is a stunning image of Jesus that makes me happy every time I see it. I love the symbolic nature of walking towards it each and every day.
The two crystal light fixtures are just my favorite. The antique brass and crystal sconce is from Etsy and the flush mount lights are linked below! I replaced the can lights using a can to fixture converter. (Linked here!) We have 4 of them down the hall and it feels really elegant compared to the can lights. They tie in the crystal door knobs leading into my bedroom.
While I’m revealing the space today, a very special final touch should be arriving in the next couple weeks. It wouldn’t be complete without one of these….any guesses?!
Adding personality to unexpected spaces is usually an afterthought, but I truly think it is what takes a home design from good to great. Building a home’s character is all in the details and I’m having the best time bringing the Monarch Revival to life. Thank you for being here with me!