The first floor hall, shown below, has had a complete make over, I did not want stairs going up, but needed something to allow access to the upper floors, so I removed all the furniture from the lower hall and took a photo, I then edited the photo and enlarged it to correct scale and pasted it on the first floor back wall, and now at first glance you think the hall goes further back and you can see the stairs going up. When I put the banister in it all came together. Both halls are painted the same colours.
The paints I use come from the B&Q range 1829, the range runs through 8 periods, and the paints are authentic, their trial pots are a good size to paint a room in our small houses. Companies like this help me to keep ever thing technically correct, in this project that's important, in my other projects I have more freedom.
I now have to second floor hall space free, I wanted to have a "bathroom", no plumbing yet so I would make a wash room, but it looked terrible, long and thin, no matter what I did nothing looked good. Then I have a bright idea, I would bring the wall forward and make the room smaller, I would have to put a door in the back wall, I had a spare working door, so I made a hallway behind, with a table and working lamp. Now I am pleased with the effect. I know my bath is wrong, but I am looking for a nice hip bath which won't cost me a month's wages.
Both piece's of furniture was hand made locally, the gentleman has passed on, but I love his work, all I need in here is a rug.
With regards to my lighting, I have a remote controlled system, which allows me to chose which lights and fire I want on. Kev brought it for a special birthday present, I let him think I had seen a piece of jewelry and when we agreed cost I brought this. He was not happy at first but now he knows it was the right thing to get, I love the system and change the lighting in the house to suit my mood.