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.
Rotini with Butternut-Sage Sauce | 1 lb peeled butternut squash pieces (my peeled pieces weighed less than a pound) 1 small onion, diced 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage (or a small bunch, unchopped, see recipe for details) 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 oz finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (1 cup) plus additional for serving 1 lb penne rigate or rotini or whatever pasta shape you like