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.
Andrea + Dan - OUR DREAM ROOM! We love this look. The exposed beams are a real feature and by painting them, the room has a clean and modern feel. We're imaging our bedroom would be at the back of the house, with the raised gable end - and this pic captures the kind of feel we're after.