Client: Hugo De Souza
Location: Dalston, East London
The Space: Breakfast Bar and Hallway
Size: 150 square feet (14 square metres)
This is the second of our behind-the-scenes look of how we renovated the kitchen in Hugo's small one bedroom apartment in Dalston. After last week's kitchen renovation, we wanted to talk about the versatility of the gallery wall in this project and show you a simple alternative look with the same gallery wall but for your hallway!
Originally, Hugo needed a dining space that wasn't too obtrusive but still be a dedicated area which he could dine, and even work from. We loved this gallery wall so much that we thought it would look great as a hallway feature. Wouldn't you just love coming home from a long day of work and want to walk into a simple and crisp looking hallway which makes you be glad to be home?
The final look we created was a fresh monochrome gallery wall which can hang above either a breakfast bar or a console. The simplicity and various shapes draws focus to the space through the arrangement. Seeing the same gallery wall used for the Breakfast Bar and Hallway Console shows how versatile a gallery wall can actually be! It's a simple, subtle and effective way to create an impact for the most walked through part of your home or above a place where you wake up and can have breakfast in the morning! In fact, you can create a gallery wall for almost any part of your house, and make a boring, plain wall into an exciting feature which will leave your guests gazing for more.
The beautifully arranged flowers are a subtle touch which create a welcoming atmosphere along with various sized vases effortlessly placed on this amazing monochrome geometric tiled console. We purchased the console table from a small thrift shop we found off of Portobello Road Market, it was the perfect size, being a narrow fit which meant it didn't take up too much valuable space.
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Photography: Sharad Patel