Monochrome chic. Simple is best in a narrow hallway. White painted stairs make them appear wider and the grey runner is both practical and elegant. Seek out a slim console - vintage or modern - thats useful and decorative but not space-consuming.
WINTER PROJECT: lovely pitcher display idea for huge family room vaulted wall above kitchen. Note to self: start collecting ALL large pitchers from thirft stores. Paint monotone with a single ASCP color (English Yellow, Emperor's Silk or Barcelona). Use the old barn wood to make uber long shelves.