249 Hallway Design Photos And Ideas

A light, reclaimed wood floor transitions to a glossy, patterned marble surface, as the home transitions from the kitchen to the office.
With expansive EcoHaus Internorm windows, the space feels larger than its 1,400 square feet.
In the bedroom wing, sunlight shines down from the Plexiglass bubbles. Steel in the cutaways reflects the light.
Sistemalux’s integrated LED Step lighting adds a dynamic touch to a passageway.
A newly expanded window over the atrium allows glimpses of the surrounding neighborhood.
The skylights are constantly changing the home's interiors. It's "not just day/night, or dark/light," says Bernheimer, "but the quality of light...changes at any given hour, depending on where clouds are, where the sun is, whether the moon is full or not, all dependent on the time of day, time of year, and so forth."
A custom entry door by Creekside Millwork is positioned diagonally from the home’s rectilinear form.
The central gallery, framed by wood screen walls on both sides, links the main living spaces.  The partitions create a more open, expansive volume.
The upstairs corridor features a custom bench and cushions. Large skylights provide an abundance of natural light.
Photo courtesy of Built Architecture
Down the corridor from the boys’ bedrooms is the family room.
The stacked containers and inner courtyard, which wrap around a cedar tree, allow for plenty of natural sunlight, which helps illuminate the client's work on display in the main gallery space.
A double-height corridor runs the length of the house, and a slatted wall on the second floor overlooks the space.
On the upper floor, smaller stones of lighter colored flint cover the walls.
Just inside the front door, more custom casework features the Corsican Weave laminate from California Closets.
In the upstairs apartment, glass partitions keep the elongated loft open and spacious, while lighting is placed against brightly colored walls to create a cool, atmospheric glow.
The Pierre | Olson Kundig
Stair hall
A view from the foyer into the living room, which features shelves of varying heights, shows the interplay of the bamboo-veneered plywood used throughout the house and the natural light.
Color is one way the architects differentiated the structures, as in the custom doors they designed for the entrances in contrasting light and dark light finishes.
A Taryn Simon photograph in the entry greets visitors. The vintage Raindrops mirror is by Curtis Jere; the Lucellino table lamp is by Ingo Maurer.
Vignettes of contrasting colors, materials, and shapes frame every corner. A one-of-a-kind chair by Peter Shire sits in the hallway; near the sculptural staircase is a sconce for Yamagiwa and a sterling silver centerpiece for Memphis, both by Sottsass.
Caterpillar House
A carpet of custom tile created by Navone punctuates a corridor on the first floor.
Gallery to Bedroom Suites
Haven of Reflection | Olson Kundig
Courtesy of He Wei.
With no interior partitions to divide up the space, the long side aisle of this converted 1910 church in Toronto, Canada maintains the rhythm of the groin vaults, now plastered over and lit with minimalist fixtures.
Zecc Architecten transformed this old Catholic church in Utrecht, The Netherlands into a single family home while managing to work with its original character. Church benches were reintroduced in the dining area as seating and the stained glass illuminates the mostly-white interior with colors and history.
A perpendicular walkway leads right to the garage and laundry areas.
The hallway leading to the master bedroom is lined with an assortment of framed photos of family and friends and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the verdant James River Valley.
Wood envelops the home’s second story. The floor is made of Brazilian pine salvaged from a warehouse. The walls are also recycled boards, sourced from the ceiling of a conventillo, or tenement, in the La Boca neighborhood, and sliced into 12-inch-wide planks. The ceiling is made of ipe from the NET workshop. In the family room, cushions knit by Teresa’s mother, Griselda Sposari, sit on a Lennon armchair by NET.
On a concrete wall near the stairway off the main hallway hangs an artwork that depicts the children. Nick conceptualized the piece with painter Bryce Chisholm and artist Jeff Johnson, who did the custom neon work. The floor is also made from concrete.
An antique Japanese indigo tapestry hangs by a vintage Danish piano.
The red acrylic hallway.
Greene purchased the vintage George Nelson dining table and cane-back chairs together. “We assume they were originally a set, but there is no way to be sure,” he says. A pass-through fireplace from Regency Fires separates the dining platform from the living space.
Panoramic windows are sited at either end of the staircase. The metal-screen railing, punctured by small round apertures, continues alongside the perimeter of the terrace; it was fabricated by Tortoise Industries.

More than a way to get from point A to point B, modern hallways are important transitional spaces that connect both rooms and people. A well-designed hallway maximizes our experience of moving between activities and stages of the day. The photos below showcase some outstanding examples with various flooring options from hardwood to concrete.

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