Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Additions to the 1:16 house HALLWAY

BEFORE and AFTER

I had a real mental block about this hallway so thanks for all your suggestions, as you can see some of them have been incorporated. I had the little dog on hand but I wouldn't have thought of putting him in here, he seems 'right at home' in that spot thanks to Susan's suggestion. The table drawers open, one has a spare 'runner' in it for the top of the table, the other has a vintage (very thin!) telephone directory. Since only a few people and businesses had telephones in the early 1900s I'll have to come up with a good 'story' for there being one in this house which appears to be quite middle class - perhaps the inhabitants have a more important position in society than the house would lead us to believe - let me know if you come up with something! I have tried to achieve an air of relative formality here, befitting the most 'public' part of the house, while at the same time making it welcoming. When I come back to this project in a few weeks I'll probably add a stair carpet, perhaps some pictures on the walls, a plant stand or perhaps a 'what-not' shelf in the corner, and a coat hook or two.

9 comments:

AminaShk said...

This is so much better. Just few changes and the hallway now has that lived in look. I love the purse and the flowers :)

PAKY said...

Está precioso, felicidades

Norma said...

Thank you Amina, and gracias Paky :)

Sans said...

That hallway is perfect now. I am reading this and listening to Enya's Christmas Secrets at the same time. That hallway of yours put me in a real nostalgic mood. Everything is in place, even the phone. Ring me if you need a story. Alexander Bell is not very well off I believed. And this looks like a hallway that can belong to him.

Norma said...

Alexander G Bell, now there's an interesting idea... you are so clever! I can't ring you though because the phone's been cut off, they haven't paid the bill - something to do with the fact that they spent over budget renovating the white bedroom. Just to teach them a lesson I think I might just 'shabby' it a bit later, can't have them getting ideas 'above their station' and 'going all posh'!

Christine H. said...

Thanks to Tracy for introducing me to your wonderful blog. The hallway is perfect.

I have always loved architectural models. Now if I could just get my hands on one, then I could think about the interior too...

Norma said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Christine, I'm glad you like the hallway.

I'm in New Zealand for a few weeks working on the 'real world' cottage, no internet access out there but I do get a short time now and then when I visit my sister in the city nearby. I've had a quick look at your blog, will return when I've more time to look properly as it looks really interesting.

Sandra from Sydney said...

Love the hallway Norma. It looks very welcoming indeed. The flooring is gorgeous - is it 'lino' or tiling? Guess you are busy unpacking still, so I am browsing other posts. Hugs, Sandie :)

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