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.
This looks a lot like my mother in law& split level, but I like what they& done to it - good to keep in mind if I ever move to one for how to make the entrance pop! Be-foyer and After: An Entryway Makeover