As hallways go, this one takes some beating. It’s not just the show-stopping staircase, arresting photograph and stylish lanterns, but look how the bright yellow in the storage cupboard contrasts brilliantly with the greys in the flagstone floor, paintwork and plush rug. And as for that gorgeous velvet wingback armchair! That’s a spot we’d happily linger in with the papers and a fortifying cuppa. Lovely.