Hall in brilliant white and Cornforth White

A request commonly made to painters and decorators in London is to reverse poorly executed conversion work — such work often leads to the reinstatement of valuable period features. The small hallway in this Victorian property with 3.2m ceilings was a case in point.

The plasterboard ceiling and modern coving were removed, putting the full height of the ceiling, as well as the original cornicing, back on show for the first time in 30 years.

Half of the walls were painted in Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball; the remaining walls, the ceiling and the cornice, were painted in brilliant white.