My hallway is not quite a hallway more of a thoroughfare. It’s very open plan and simple with one cupboard for coats. I’ve been playing around with practical solutions but it’s trial and error. To truly understand a new space it helps to focus in the practical use, living with it and understanding peoples pattern of behaviour.
I know now that we like to throw our keys, hats and gloves off straight away. We’re not so careful so a dainty hook for keys is just not for us. I also like a big seat for putting on and taking off shoes, balancing or perching are no-no’s too. A big fat seat is a must. Hooks will be handy but when drilling is involved in a rental, I need to take my time and carefully consider exactly what I need.
So this is my current set up. A ferm living plant box is perfect for our bits and bobs. What I’m super excited about is that Ferm Living are launching a tray for the Plant box in black! (available on their webshop in February ’18). They do have a brass one but we all know how I feel about the yellow metal. The black tray will work well with my current colour scheme. A little natural greenery is a must. I’ve got my little potted christmas tree in the plant box but I’m the look out for something big and gnarly, so watch this space.
The chair! Oh this is a special one. The Søborg chair with steel legs designed by Børge Mogensen in 1952. A design to reflect his view on international modernism. It has a large seat and large back support. I could sit in it for hours. Many restaurants have this chair and I understand why, it’s practical, comfortable and nice to look at.
There we have it. The beginnings of my minimalist hallway.
*disclaimer; These products were gifted, I chose them based on their design and my love for the products.