Eight homes where well-designed hallways create stylish connections

House Made by Many Hands by Cairn

In this lookbook, we’ve collected eight residential hallways that incorporate skylights, artwork, plants and more to bring interest to passing through an interior.

Whether they line the perimeter of the house or were inserted through its centre, these hallways from residences in Vietnam to New York show that a corridor contains all the potential to design as the rooms they connect.

While hallways are largely functional as they connect other rooms, their dramatic and transient nature make them an exciting, and sometimes difficult, space to decorate.

Each project below showcases a different approach to the opportunity, from plants running along the ceiling to textured wall panels that add visual interest as inhabitants pass by.

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring zellige tiles, splashes of blue and decorative platform beds.

Green wall inside Drawers House in Vietnam
Photo is by Hirouyki Oki

Family home, Vietnam, by MIA Design Studio

A long plant-lined corridor runs along three separate volumes that make up this holiday home in a coastal city in Vietnam designed for a plant-loving client.

Creeper plants hang down from the ceiling of the corridor and are highlighted by a sunlit shaft running its length, which creates dapples of light on the floor.

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Hallway with artwork
The photo is by Chris Mottalini

New York City penthouse, USA, by Crina Arghirescu Rogard

Paintings, photographs and sculptures by the owner’s family line the corridor of this penthouse in a historic New York City building, which was updated by architect Crina Arghirescu Rogard.

An extensive collection of art continues throughout the apartment, mixed with a thoughtful selection of eclectic furniture and original detailing.

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corridor in flat with archways
Photo is by Yevhenii Avramenko

Kyiv apartment, Ukraine, by Modektura

Wooden frames line the archways in the corridors of this renovated apartment in Kyiv, created by interior studio Modektura to reflect its 1900 origins.

Described by the studio as a “central artery”, the corridor extends the entire length of the apartment, connecting the kitchen to the bedroom and living area.

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São Sebastião 123 by ALA.rquitectos
Photo is by Do mal o menos

Lisbon apartment, Portugal, by Alarquitectos

Two brightly painted passageways sit at the centre of this Portuguese apartment, created by a long, pink wall on one side and the kitchen on the other, which is made up of blue cabinetry.

The pink hallway continues the length of the space, connecting the living area with the apartment’s bedrooms, while the blue runs into a dining area.

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House Made by Many Hands by Cairn
Photo is by James Retief

House Made by Many Hands, UK, by Cairn

Cairn used hempcrete to form the walls of this London home in order to brighten up the formerly “dark and cramped” home.

A slim hallway runs along the kitchen and out into a patio. It is bordered on either side by the textured hempcrete and a bar and topped with a row of skylights.

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Tribeca Loft by Timothy Godbold
Photo is by David Mitchell

Tribeca loft, USA, by Timothy Godbold

Geometric relief panels line the walls of this Tribeca apartment, creating interest and texture along narrow New York hallways.

“The wall details in this Tribeca space are inspired by a classic 1970s sci-fi series that showcases an all-Italian modern aesthetic within a futuristic environment,” said interior design studio Timothy Godbold.

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Photo is by BoysPlayNice

Masná 130, Czech Republic, by ORA

A large, black curve leads into the entryway of this bathroom in a Renaissance-era house in the Czech Republic.

Various historic elements were kept in place by Czech architecture studio ORA, while contemporary furniture and elements, like this solid wall volume, were incorporated throughout.

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Long hallway
Photo is by Cesar Béjar

Casa Shi, Mexico, by HW Studio

Long, monolithic and bare corridors and stairways run throughout this home outside of Mexico City by HW Studio.

At the centre of the home, a curved wall separates living areas from the bedrooms, which are also boarded by a passageway lined with floor-to-ceiling glass.

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This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring zellige tiles, splashes of blue and decorative platform beds.

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