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.
Lower Marsh The Greek-born, London-based designer Michael Anastassiades created this compact, central London home for himself in 2012. These mahogany, alternating-steps stairs take up less space than a conventional staircase and make for a great design feature too.