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.
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 artwork.
A stair hall, if wide enough can include furniture as well as art.
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.
Photos by Rob Karosis