Internally we now had a better building form, flooded with light and an opportunity to embrace the wonderful view of the rear garden from the moment you enter the property. Hallways are one of the most important design considerations, after all, they are the first impression. There are some key points to our design, both functionally and aesthetically. Firstly we think about the view, we opened this up so that it wasn’t limited or contained. We created a magnificent picture window, a bridge at first floor level and a shaped staircase. We always consider how this may look at night and we never rely on downlights to illuminate a space. Providing for decorative lighting maximises the chance of creating the mood that is most welcoming and enjoyable. Wall spaces for console tables and table lamps are as important as the central feature light itself. We ensured these were positioned in the best possible place to allow impact, balance and symmetry. Then we provide the function, through cloaks and a wc, both tucked slightly away so as to be subordinate to the main space. Oversized doors complete the front section of the hallway, ensuring that rooms are never lost from everyday view whilst a three sided fire provides a wonderful point of interest in a dividing wall at the rear of the hall.