Deck the halls

It would be fair to say that our house has been a major 'project' for the past two years.  I always swore that I would never live in a house that was a building site but that's exactly what we have done and, as we've completed most of the work ourselves and had to fit it in around work, it's taken longer than we originally anticipated.  Anyway, we've finally got to the nice bit where we can add colour and detail and finish off different areas of the house, so today I thought I'd share some pictures of our recently completed hallway with you.

We've used a lot of grey tones throughout the house and combined them with natural wood and slate.  The hallway is painted in Farrow and Ball's Pavilion Grey.  The 1960s rosewood sideboard is one of my favourite pieces of furniture as I love mid-century modern design and have a huge collection of glass and ceramics from this era.  It was a junk shop find which cost £20 and the bowl containing the pine cones was just 50p from a car boot sale.  The lamp was the best bargain though.  We picked up a number of fantastic designer lighting items from a refurbishment sale at a local furniture store a couple of years ago.  Several of them needed a little attention to the wiring and were being sold off cheap but as my husband is a former lighting designer he was able to fix them.  We paid just £10 for this Philippe Starck lamp and also bought some amazing Jasper Morrison Glo-balls for next to nothing.

If you look closely you might just be able to make out the picture of us on our wedding day.

So, all that is needed now is a nice festive wreath for the front door and maybe a garland or two.