Long Hallways… Friend or Foe?

A long hallway can either be a reminder of a scary movie or walk on the runway- a.k.a disastrous or fabulous! Here are a few helpful tips to inspire and make you think twice about hallways!

  1. Define the space. Use a runner, artwork, benches and lighting to actually create a design in the hallway. Not only that, it will add color, texture and warmth. 
  2. Make a statement! The hallway doesn’t just have to be 2 white walls. Add dramatic lighting, pops of color with art or large printed wallpaper. This space can be used to tell any story you want.
  3. Create an optical illusion. If this hallway is your problem area, you can create an illusion to make it look a certain way with the sizes, colors and pieces you choose. For example, if your hallway needs to open up, add a mirror and lighting to illuminate the area . If your hallway is way too long without anything going on, add a console or small accent chairs to fill the empty space.
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Houzz.com
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decoratrix.com
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The designers of the hallway spaces above really thought outside of the box to create a one of kind look in something that is usually left so empty! Patterned runners, painted ceilings, over-sized artwork and mirrors- the sky is the limit when it comes to interior design! We pulled a few unique pieces from a few of our favorite stores that will really add a punch to a hallway design.

A.S.D. Interiors hallway design picks!
A.S.D. Interiors hallway design picks!

Get the VINTAGE MODERN look….

Living in the world today we are faced with the challenge of mixing new and old together. This mixture can either be a toxic mess or a wonderful collaboration that not only tells a story but freshens things up a bit! When it comes to design, buying an older house/condo/apartment and trying to modernize it can be challenging but it can definitely be done. Architectural Digest recently posted an article about a beautiful town home in Greenwich Village that needed to be updated while still keeping its charm.

Architectural firm Leroy Street Studio and interior designer Christine Markatos Lowe took on the task of creating an up to date design while keeping the Greek Revival structure that was built in 1842 in tact for the family of six. This town home is so bright and inviting with hints of distressed furniture and gorgeous architectural details…. take a look!

Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

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Do you love this town home just as much as we do!? We searched high and low to give you our spin on this design with pieces that are currently available to help you get inspired!

Modern and vintage inspired furniture selected by A.S.D. Interiors.
Modern and vintage inspired furniture selected by A.S.D. Interiors.

Get the LOOK…

Looking through magazines and online home decor sites can be inspiring and frustrating all at once. Most people fall in love with a certain look but have no idea where to start. Whether it is the mood, color or the overall space that is captivating- we are here to show you that a certain look you love can definitely be achieved- even if it is in your favorite magazine…  courteney-cox-home-ed-0711-02

ELLEDecor.com feautures Courtney Cox’s beautiful Malibu Beach home that was renovated by architect Michael Kovac and designed by Trip Haenisch. Her home captures the essence of an earthy vibe with streamlined finishes. The mixture of natural stone and wood with contemporary furniture and artwork create a harmonious relationship throughout the home.

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Taking elements from each room such as contemporary furniture, organic shapes and textures with an industrial flare we came up with the design below. The best part is everything we found is available to the public from local stores and online retailers. Adding a splash of crisp white paint to the walls and framing the windows with dark drapery will really complete the look!

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