The long hallway in a city apartment often presents a challenge: How do you make it inviting? At Remodelista, we found the answer from Irina Graewe. The Hamburg based designer created this artistic and warm area in her city apartment using affordable pieces. Here are a few key elements, all under $30, to help recreate a similar look.
Above: The eclectic and minimal entryway to Graewe’s residence, originally seen on Design Sponge. For more photos and details, visit Remodelista.
Above: Graewe added depth to the narrow space with some reflection. The stainless steel Grundtal Round Mirror is a well-priced option; $29.99 at Ikea. Check out Remodelista’s post on random mirrors for other ways to add light to a dim space.
Above: Give your old magazines a new purpose: Graewe created instant side tables by stacking past issues. Check out Remodelista’s post on Maria Helgstrand to see how she uses magazines in a similar fashion.
Above: The suspended black and white paper lanterns make the eye travel upward. To add definition to her Regolit Pendant Lamp Shade, Graewe darkened the frames with pencil; $5 each at Ikea. Check out Remodelista’s post on Vanessa Bruno’s stacked paper lanterns for other ways to incorporate this affordable accessory.
Above: A quick black lantern fix is the Black Premium Paper Lantern; $7.95 from Luna Bazaar.