The hallway is the first impression you get of the interior of a house, so when we first moved in to Baylyn House, we knew we needed to inject a bit of personality in to an otherwise lacking space.
I absolutely LOVE wooden wall panelling & with the age of the house (built in 1881 so Victorian era) I felt it would look lovely. I stripped off the wall paper then booked in my trusty handyman (Handy Hawkins) for the day & went off to Homebase to pick up materials. To save time I went for the panelling which was in a board rather than using individual slats, which was literally stuck to the wall – available here. We also added a radiator cover to not only cover the radiator up but also add somewhere to display things & create a feature.
I painted the wall in Farrow & Ball ‘Vert de Terre’ (which was the colour of the front door in our old house) the the panelling white along with the radiator cabinet. We also put down vinyl flooring as a cheap, easy solution. I also painted the front door at the same time which was originally a dark emerald green (lovely, but not quite to my pale pastel tastes!) which was Farrow & Ball ‘Manor House Grey’.
We also did the downstairs toilet using the came panelling but swapped the paint colours round as well as changing the flooring. To see a full home tour of this area click here.
I moved in one of the wicker basket sideboards (originally from The Range – they unfortunately no longer sell them but Dunelm Mill have a similar one available here) which stores things like batteries, gloves, Elsa’s shoes, Mungo’s harness/lead & so on.
I love the way the landing is split level with our bedroom, Rory’s room & the family bathroom on one side then Elsa’s room & the spare bedroom on the other level.
Next week is our last home tour, our spare bedroom – a previously unseen room as it’s been either selling dumping ground OR half decorated as the wallpaper took half the plaster off when removing.
I’m then also going to do a vlog (video blog) of myself walking round the house for you all as a final part of the home tour section of the blog.
Love, Charlotte x