One room challenge linking event

So it seems I forgot how to blog, but I'm back and ready to start again.  What better way to start, then  to  participate in the One Room Challenge linking event.  I have always followed this event and I love that this year anyone can have a chance to join.  I picked my front hall, since I need to get it done, and this is as a good push as any to get me going.


Here is the hideous before pic, the colour is the previous owners choice.  I had starting planning this out awhile ago so of course I have changed my mind a couple of times.  Which is what happens when you don't get right to it.  



My new plan is for a more modern light instead of a lantern style, and add a floating credenza to the wall where I was originally going to place a mirror.




Instead of a painted stair runner, I am going to paint the whole area black.  I think it will have a more sophisticated look then the painted runner.

Here are some halls that I have drawn inspiration from.






Here is my rough plan for my front hall.


Scope of work to be done

Paint the walls BM Cloud White
* Paint the stairs black considering BM Black Onyx
* Paint all doors high gloss black
* Source rug, light, credenza 
* Create a gallery wall using family photos
* Style and accessorize


I am excited to get going on this project and to check out  each week what everyone else is designing along the way.