Restored Entry Hall

 Entry 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.

Hallway with transoms

Hallway with Transoms

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.

Art Hall

Art Hall

Carpeted Hallway

Carpeted Hallway

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

Upper Hallway

Upper Hallway

Bright Hallway

Bright Hallway

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.

Hall-Library

Hall-Library

By Published On: September 14th, 2015Categories: Miscellaneous3 Comments

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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  1. Cheryl September 14, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I do love hallways and vestibules. You can do so much in so little space. These are all lovely, and I especially like the carpeting in the one called “carpeted hallway”. Can you tell me what it is?

  2. James Crisp September 14, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    The owner picked that carpet, and I do not know her source. Sorry.

  3. Mary Jo October 8, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I love the floors in the top picture titled “Entry Hall.” Do you know the stain color?

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