My Victorian hallway featuring Graham & Brown’s Bloomsbury wallpaper of the year 2020.
I am really excited to reveal my newly decorated Victorian hallway using Graham & Brown’s Wallpaper of the year 2020 – The Bloomsbury Collection in Neo Mint.
As you can see the wallpaper is a beautiful statement piece.
It’s so full of joy and happiness don’t you think? Just look at those pretty, colourful flowers and butterflies.
My hallway walls are painted in Graham & Brown Dee and the dado rails and skirting boards in Graham & Brown white. There are so many possibilities for the wall colour of this Victorian hallway. All you have to do is to extract the colours from the wallpaper.
Graham & Brown have actually colour matched the wallpaper to their paints.
The deeper pink of the wallpaper is colour matched to Graham & Brown Popsicle, the mint to Graham & Brown Stirling green, and the greys to Graham & Brown Stone.
The rich bottle green shade of the wallpaper is colour matched to Graham & Brown’s Colour of the year 2020 Adeline.
My stairs are painted in Graham & Brown’s Barker Grey. The wallpaper name was inspired by the famous Bloomsbury group, taking from it that Victorian Boho aesthetic with its unconventional, eclectic and artistic style.
Graham & Brown’s paint Colour of the year 2020, Adeline, is taken from the first name of the famous writer Virginia Woolf, part of the Bloomsbury group. I wanted to restore my Victorian terrace house, in line with its era, but with my own quirky twist.
Bold floral wallpaper is very much a feature of the Victorian era.
When Graham & Brown showed me their wallpaper of the year, I knew that it would be perfect for my space.
As my hallway is narrow, I decided to wallpaper one side of the wall. Covering both sides would have probably made the space feel cramp.
The opposing wall has been painted in Graham & Brown’s Dee. Where the stairs created a visual divide, I continued the wallpapering on the opposite wall. I’ve kept the doors and frames in Graham & Brown white, making the wallpaper the key focal point. I wanted the wallpaper to frame my hallway mirror, so I picked this beautiful rimless House Doctor mirror that I bought from Haygen. This radiator cover has been a life saver because my existing radiator would have spoiled the look of the hallway.
I can now also place decor and scent on the cover surface to create an impact on entering. For the finishing touches, I added my favourite Pappelina rug on the floor. So, what do you think? I’d love to hear your views.
( All styling and photography of this Victorian hallway are by Geraldine Tan. Graham & Brown kindly provided the paint and wallpaper for the makeover).