Home: Finding Hallway Inspiration


Home is Where the Hallway Is…

One of the reasons we first fell in love with our house is down the the hallway. It is a huge room, with a big beautiful victorian door, large stained glass sash windows and a rather majestic fireplace and staircase. We loved the high ceilings and the vast space and we felt with a little love and attention it could be amazing. (Side note: If you want to see the progress, please do check out my Instagram stories, I’m @labelsforlunch). Of course there was a fair bit of work to be done to it, the green carpets had to be ripped up, the room had to be rewired and the ceiling had to come down, but after a few months and a lot of dust and grot, we striped it back, ready to decorate! Now here’s the problem and bare with me, because it’s a bit of a ‘my diamond shoes are too tight’ style problem. The room is big, fabulous and filled with potential, the only problem is, it had too much potential! It’s a big ol’ hallway and it almost has too much space, most hallways have enough room for a console table and coat stand, but ours has enough room for, well, whatever we fancied… which is when I started thinking about arcade machines, sculptures, chaise lounges and so much more. I was getting a bit carried away and a bit confused….

Bourne & Hollingsworth beautiful resturant in london

Taking Inspiration

As much as I love the idea of having a giant sculpture in the hallway (I thought a giant lion could be cool) I was a little worried it might scare the life out of our guests! So, back to the drawing board. Or in my case, the Pinterest board. I knew I wanted to keep the hallway light and bright, I also wanted to make sure the room transitioned nicely into the kitchen. I have a lot of Pinterest boards, but there are a few images I keep coming back to in regards to our hallway, many of them have reoccurring themes of exposed bricks, industrial lighting, antique grandeur mixed in with pops of green and plenty of house plants. On the flip side, I had also been thinking about neon signs, rainbow stairs and round pink sofas… What’s a girl to do right?!

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Bourne & Hollingsworth

A few weeks ago I was arranging a lunch with some of my friends and I mentioned the idea of going to Bourne & Hollingsworth. I’m still not quite sure if I wanted to visit because of the food or the decor, but as soon as I walked in, I fell in love. I mean, who could resist those sun drenched rooms with oodles of house plants, palm print vintage chairs, antique radiators and plush velvet benches, I mean, it’s just stunning! I’m pretty sure my gaze was everywhere during that delicious lunch and I’m not sure how focused I was on the conversation because I was so busy looking around and thinking ‘Could elements of this work in our hallway?!’. It’s a beautiful mix of old and new with plenty of textures and prints, and whilst it’s light and bright, it’s still got some great pops of colour thrown in. Stunning! I’m still not 100% sure what direction we are going to go for in the hallway, but Bourne & Hollingsworth has definitely given me some inspiration and ideas…. stay tuned for what we do over the next few weeks, and in the mean time, just look at this dreamy decor! Have you ever seen a more beautiful restaurant?!

As always, please do comment below and let me know what you think of this decor, I would love to hear your thoughts!


Bourne & Hollingsworth building

Bourne & Hollingsworth buildings green velvet vintage bench


Bourne & Hollingsworth building london

 Bourne & Hollingsworth buildings fireplace london

Bourne & Hollingsworth buildings green velvet vintage bench

Bourne & Hollingsworth beautiful resturant in london

Bourne & Hollingsworth beautiful resturant in london

Bourne & Hollingsworth beautiful resturant in london

Bourne & Hollingsworth buildings green velvet vintage bench


 Bourne & Hollingsworth green hanging plants and white brick walls



    • fashionforlunch
      August 13, 2017 / 9:25 am

      ah yes, it’s such a good inspiration! I don’t know what I would have done without it this last year!!

  1. August 13, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Everything looks amazing. I love the cute decor And white floorboards x

    • fashionforlunch
      August 13, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Ahhh I’m all about the whole floorboards!!!!

  2. Erin
    August 13, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    oh wow what stunning inspo! I am loving greenery and leaf print at the moment, so that is just looking incredible! So so nice!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • fashionforlunch
      August 13, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Thank you! Im so glad you like it!!!

  3. August 13, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Your home posts are my absolute favourite xx

    • fashionforlunch
      August 13, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Aw thank you so so much!!!

  4. laurzrah
    August 13, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I absolutely love it! Such a good problem to have in terms of so much scope 🙂 xx

    • fashionforlunch
      August 13, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Haha! It is a good problem! I’m lucky, but it’s hard too!!!! Xxxx

  5. August 13, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Bourne and Hollingsworth is one of my favourite places in London, I could literally sit there all day x

  6. August 14, 2017 / 2:58 am

    I love going places for inspo! It’s great to see somewhere alive with movement and light

    • fashionforlunch
      August 14, 2017 / 10:24 am

      It’s so pretty here! I love it so much!

  7. August 14, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Can’t wait to see what you do with your hallway! I absolutely love this decor – the big prints and tropical vibes x

  8. Antonia
    August 14, 2017 / 10:17 am

    I can’t wait to see your hall! These pics are amaze xx

    • fashionforlunch
      August 14, 2017 / 10:19 am

      Thank you so so much!!!!! You are so kind!!!!! I can’t wait til it’s done!

  9. Roxie Watt
    August 14, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Your photos are really beautiful. I love your home decor posts they’re always full of inspiration.

  10. August 15, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    This place looks awesome! I love the whole over the top plant vibe – if that is a thing haha. It looks so cool with plants everywhere! x

  11. August 16, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    Wow,this is gorgeous!

  12. xkass
    August 17, 2017 / 8:56 am

    This made me laugh, only you would
    Go to a place just to admire the decor but I love that about you, you have such a unique style and are so good at making it all
    Come together. I absolutely love this idea, love the greens, that palm leaf chair is amazing as well! I can definitely see this working for your hallway!! Do it Do it!! X

  13. Cass
    August 19, 2017 / 3:25 am

    The palm print chairs are so amazing! Love this inspo.

    Cass | CassandraMyee