I think we should embrace little nooks, passageways, corridors, spaces in between far more than we do by enlivening them , giving them a bit of definition and some star treatment if you like. Often times I find clients want to knock them through opening out the space except I am rather fond of such transitional spaces and like the idea of walking along a passageway or bumping into a little nook as it intrigues, inspires and leaves me full of expectation of what’s around the corner.
Best of all you can be totally adventurous dare I say even courageous since these areas are there to purely pass through. Also may I say to this day I never quite understand why hallways are so often-neglected wouldn’t you think that the fist point of entry to a space should be the most fabulous and should shout , sing and dance Ta Da! I want to walk into a hallway that piques my interest that sets a point of reference for the rest of the space – instead more often than not they are bland and under decorated.
Forgive if I am getting carried away lets get down to the facts – be daring go for some zany wallpaper, or a high voltage paint colour. Hang art, photos, shelves or slap as I have done a super sized mirror on a teeny tiny console to add some Alice in Wonderland glamour. Enliven such spaces until your pulse rate quickens or your heart skips a beat , focus on some trailblazing, idiosyncratic, eclectic ideas and then I will be a happy girl. Promise!