Hugo's Dalston Apartment Renovation: Breakfast Bar & Hallway Console

Client: Hugo De Souza
Location: Dalston, East London
Dwelling: Apartment
The Space: Breakfast Bar and Hallway
Size: 150 square feet (14 square metres)
Budget: £3,500

  TIP  - Arranging wall hangings around the Breakfast Bar focuses the space.

TIP - Arranging wall hangings around the Breakfast Bar focuses the space.

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 Console Table Look.

The Console Table Look.

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.

  TIP  - Investing in flowers fresh or artificial are simple way to life the mood of room.

TIP - Investing in flowers fresh or artificial are simple way to life the mood of room.

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.

Carved Wooden Wall Panel - Lombok
Picture frames - IKEA
London Sign - Homesense
Clock - Decorum Shop
Vases - West Elm, Habitat, Decorum Shop
Flowers - Abigail Ahern
Planter - West Elm

Don't forget to check out our interview with Hugo here. For more inspirational posts like this, check back on our blog or have a scroll through our Instagram feed and let us know whats your favourite!

Photography: Sharad Patel