24 The staircase is ‘wide enough for sledging down on trays’ says Marion. Wall colour Farrow and Ball Pale Powder estate emulsion; large log baskets from Indigo; stair carpet Louis de Poortere ‘Stripes’, from Rodgers of York
Monochrome chic. Simple is best 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.