Mosaic floor and whites painted stairs. Oh my goodness I just love this. Unfortunately the stairs would be too noisy in my house and the cellar is under the sitting hall and needs to breathe so we shouldn't tile it. But I just LOVE this!
Simple in a narrow hallway. White painted stairs make them appear wider and the grey runner is both practical and elegant. Seek out a slim console - vintage or modern - thats useful and decorative but not space-consuming.