Striped Wall Reveal

Check out how a beautiful hall can brighten your home. The striped walls, chandelier and framed silhouettes create an elegant and sophisticated look.

 Submitted By: The Poor Sophisticate

 Hey there! I am Molly Branstetter and  I am a 26 year old Interior Designer who just moved to a charming little village in Germay with my amazing husband and sweet little pup. I have a passion for all things beautiful and simple in life. My husband and I are always seeking new adventures and territories in design, food, entertaining, travel, and culture. I hope you join me as I explore Europe, its design and fabulous way of life, while creating a cozy home in the process!

More projects from Molly:

Kitchen Reveal  Orange County Apartment  Driftwood Candle Holder

 Hall Reveal!

Well hello, hello! Is everyone enjoying their Memorial Day?? As I said in my last post  I am SO grateful for the men, women and their families, who sacrifice everything for our freedom!

Our home is slowly coming together since we received our things this past week! One of the rooms that is completed, for now, is the striped hall. To learn how to do the stripes yourself click here. Our front door opens directly into our kitchen and there isn’t a lot of space for storage at all. We decided to turn the hall that leads from the kitchen to the bath into a welcoming little walkway with storage for shoes, gloves, umbrellas and as a display for some of our funky finds. I realized there were many things that we were going to have to purchase for our home. Instead of spending money getting pictures printed and a new table for the space, we decided to use the things we already had. It’s all about re-purposing the junk you already have, my dear friends! Our home will always be a “work in progress,” I enjoy discovering and collecting things along the way.

This is my concept and idea board for the hall.

Here is after!

Even though I changed a few things, the “feel” of the space is the same! I haven’t found a sunburst mirror, but love the round clock instead. The cabinet was a cruddy one we got at Walmart before we left, but with a few fancy things on top and inside of it, it looks pretty slick!

The wine crate is from a wine festival here in Germany! It is perfect for storing shoes, umbrellas, gloves etc.

The shot below is looking into the hall from the kitchen.

The vintage crystal chandelier is a fabulous and very inexpensive German flea market find!

I made these silhouettesbefore we left California and really liked how they looked against the grey and cream stripes. I was only going to use the silhouettes temporarily until we printed off some images from our trips, but we ended up liking them so much in the hall, they may just end up staying there!

I have learned a lot about my own personal style while working on this home. I found that I fancy a nice blend of every style. If things start looking too antique-y I like to throw in something clean and contemporary. If things look too feminine, I’ll add something rustic and more masculine… A nice balance of all styles is what is pleasing to my eyes, and makes things livable and comfortable for my family. I have also recently discovered I don’t like things that match. I like things to go together and compliment each other, but don’t like things to match perfectly. I am most comfortable in a space that looks like things have been collected over time, not all ordered out of a catalog. After all, that’s what makes each space charming and unique to the people living there.Thanks for checking out my hall!

 

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19 Comments

  1. This is wonderful! Is it my imagination, or do the stripes make the nook at the end of the hallway look larger? I need something to make a very tiny half bathroom, with barely enough room to turn around, feel a bit bigger. Do you think stripes would do the trick?

    1. Hey there! The stripes did wonders for my little hall! It looks 2x larger at least! When people come over they think we have knocked a wall down and extended it. Another good trick for making a small area look larger is to hang large things on the wall and have fewer larger accessories. It’s a trick of the eye designers use
      I hope you have a very blessed day!
      -Molly

  2. Hey there! The stripes did wonders for my little hall! It looks 2x larger at least! When people come over they think we have knocked a wall down and extended it. Another good trick for making a small area look larger is to hang large things on the wall and have fewer larger accessories. It’s a trick of the eye designers use 🙂
    I hope you have a very blessed day!
    -Molly

  3. Hey Molly! I love your blog, you have such great idea’s. I’m remodeling my grandparents home right now myself and i love the gray and white combonation. Could you tell me the colors and where you got them at? Also, i’d love your opinion on these two colors for a kitchen. I was thinking of painting the cabinets one color and the walls the other. I’d love your thoughts. Thank You so much for all your inspiration.

    1. Hey there April! Thank you so much! If you are living in the states, the greige color is Jute by Kelly Moore. It is a gorgeous color! The cream that I recommend is Swiss Coffee by Kelly Moore. Unless you are wanting a shabby chippy look get that in gloss for the cabinets. Your grandma’s kitchen will be gorgeous! If you are looking for a more blue grey instead of a grey with a brown base, Stonington grey is another fabulous color and has cooler undertones.
      I would love to see pictures of the finished product! Please feel free to e-mail me or comment with any other questions!
      Take Care!
      -Molly
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      p.s. there is a grey and white kitchen on my blog done in those colors!
      https://thepoorsophisticate.blogspot.de/2012/05/client-in-progress-kitchen.html

  4. Looks great! Just curious, what are the colors and brand of paint you used for the stripes? I want to do stripes and absolutely love the colors you have used. 🙂

  5. Hi Molly,
    Is the stripes cream & grey? Or light brown and cream? Would love to do this in my bedroom.
    Thanks so much!

  6. Hi love your ideas and what you have done. I am really interested in knowing how large your injitial B is. I want to do that in my entry way and would like to do that isze. I need ot know how high it is and how wide. Did you get it someplace special? I will be waiting ot hear what you say. Need your help. Thank you so much, Kathy Froiland

  7. I was wondering what type of red flowers those are? Are they fake or are they dried flowers? They are so pretty!