This back hall connects the two bedrooms downstairs, or what used to be the master bedroom and library. Our uncle was a great reader, and had a fabulous book collection that filled the walls of built-ins in the library...and all the other bookshelves in the house. As much as we loved the library, for our family, it really needed to be a bedroom. We got a little too spoiled with full nights of glorious sleep when our first daughter was about three months old until close to three years. Shortly after we moved here, she began having scary dreams...so this short little hallway is well-traveled at night!
I love the fact that he had built-ins and extra storage put in everywhere he could throughout the house. (I must have inherited my packrat tendencies from him--although he at least kept his 300 stick-it pads in meticulous order.) Even this back hall has several closets and a set of open shelves, which you see when looking in from the living room. The back of the shelving is painted Moonshine.
I usually don't have time to stop and smell the hydrangeas at 3 a.m. ;)
The trim color was existing, and the wall color is Pale Smoke.
Hopefully there will be no pitter-patter of feet upon this floor tonight! (Actually, there never is...I vault over my out-cold husband and thunder down the hall with all the grace of a rhinocerous when I wake up to our daughter yelling for me in the wee hours. I don't think I have ever pitter-pattered down this hall after 10PM.) Either way though, wish us luck!
Trim paint: Existing
Wall paint: Pale Smoke by Benjamin Moore
Back of built-in bookshelf: Moonshine by Benjamin Moore
Paintings hung on the wall and one in bookshelf and photos on top shelf: Passed down from family
Basket, wooden box, and suitcase: Consignment and antique stores
Small woven bucket and bud vase: IKEA
Gold decorative orb: Home Goods