Carpeted Hall

Carpeted Hall

The way you approach a room can often be as interesting as the room itself.  When designing a hallway, we sometimes take the opportunity to create a sense of movement by changing materials, exploring natural and artificial lighting, varying the ceiling height, and establishing beam patterns.

Art Hall

Art Hall

A long hallway is ideal for displaying family photos or can be a perfect art gallery.  Lighting is critical for both comfort and the proper enjoyment of the art work.

Upper Stair Hall

Upper Stair Hall

 A stair hall, if wide enough can include furniture as well as art.

Hallway To Nowhere

Hallway to No Where

Last but not least, a hallway can be a destination in itself.  In this case the owner made a little reading room out of a balcony hall.

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Anne February 21, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Your work is simply beautiful. Any advice on sconce height in a hallway with 9′ ceilings? Thanks for wonderful blogs!

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    James Crisp February 21, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Thank you! If you don’t know about, you will be amazed at the works availble there all of which are key word searchable. We are there. One sconce in a hall with a tall ceiling is:

    Good luck!

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