Transom windows above exterior doors at the face and back of this Alabama house admit dazzling shafts of sunlight, while corresponding features above interior doors branching from the foyer offer architectural echoes of the intricate furnishings designer James Farmer chose for the home.
This romantic stretch of hallway creates an elegant feel with a curved ceiling, alternate lightning and traditional columns. The contrast of the tile floor against the hardwood works to define the separate spaces.
A gracious entry hall sets the tone for this apartment with white wainscoting and tasteful wallpaper. The adjacent sitting room features a built-in bookshelf, dark wood furniture and a neutral area rug.
Two brown stools, decorated with multiple blue and brown fleur-de-lis, contrast the bright white railing. Blue plates hang vertically for a touch of country charm while a built-in white shelving unit serves as a unexpected spot for storage or decorations.
A leopard print upholstered bench brings a fun element to this sophisticated hallway design. A long wood shelf creates a picture display to bring a personal element to the space. Neutral walls, white ceiling and neutral floor tiles keep the hall feeling open and spacious.
The great hall was inspired by the great center halls of shingle style houses—generous in size and timeless in beauty. The center hall connects the major rooms on the first floor: the broad living room, the octagonal dining room and the cubic stair hall.
The Palazzo, a 200-year-old mansion located in Rabat, Malta, boasts 10,700 square feet of living. The dramatic entry hall features an impressive skylight, as well as a thick glass floor that allows views of the floor below.