Benny Blanco turns a rarely used 'transitional' space into a design-led masterpiece – the look is topping trends for 2024

The stunning hallway in the musician's home celebrates bright colors, art & vintage pieces. It signals the popularity of decorating transitional spaces in 2024

Benny Blanco
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Just because hallways are not full rooms doesn't mean they must be boring. These transitional spaces can create room to be playful and explore designs that feel too bold for larger rooms. Benny Blanco's home provides one of the best examples we've ever seen.

The music producer's hallway idea, designed by bonVIVANT Interiors, incorporates two bold design statements: wallpaper and a gallery wall. A crystal chandelier and a luggage rack provide hotel-style beauty down the hallway. The wallpaper stretches across the ceiling and is the perfect complement to the hardwood floors and the black-painted edging of the room.

Experts adore the look of Benny Blanco's modern hallway. Kathy Kuo, NYC-based interior designer states: 'I love the idea of going really bold and unexpected in the in-between spaces like hallways. Extending the wallpaper to the ceiling is a really fun, dramatic touch and the gallery wall feels both intentional and curated, as well as really organic and personal. The final touch that brings the space together? The oh-so-chic light fixture!'

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Kathy Kuo

Kathy Kuo is a celebrated interior designer and international guru within the home and lifestyle space. She has 20+ years of experience in the design industry.

The combination of wallpaper with a gallery wall can have brilliant effects in any hallway. Dallas-based interior designer Gaia Guidi Filippi states: 'Decorating hallways is an excellent way to showcase overflow art or smaller pieces you may not have an ideal spot for. First of all, a gallery wall is timeless and works for so many styles and homes. These often overlooked areas can become conversational and engaging parts of the home.'

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Gaia Guidi Filippi

Gaia Guidi Filippi is the owner and principal designer of Gaia G Interiors in Dallas, TX. She founded her interior design firm out of a love of combining her innate creativity, discerning eye and endless resourcefulness to help people create spaces they can’t stop looking at. Her creative process merges beauty and functionality, culminating in bespoke, design-forward yet welcoming spaces.

She continues, 'This not only adds depth and interest but also allows guests to continually discover new aspects of your personality as they move through your home. By extending your style beyond the main living areas, you can have a sort of immersive environment that feels distinctly yours. So, don’t limit your creative expression to the primary rooms; adorn every space with what you love and make it unmistakably your own.

Furthermore, this look is set to become an interior design trend of 2024. Filippi says, 'Combining colorful wallpaper with a gallery wall in less obvious spaces, like this one, can really offer a striking and personalized design statement. This look aligns perfectly with the current trend of embracing maximalism, where all things “you do you" are celebrated. Wallpaper alone can infuse a room with personality, but adding an eclectic mix of art makes the space truly unique and reflective of your taste, your travels and collections, your own special sauce.'

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We found Benny Blanco's exact wallpaper, as well as a similar chandelier and gallery wall frames to easily recreate his look.

Transitional rooms are some of the most underutilized spaces in the home, but, with the right care, they can be some of the most beautiful. Benny Blanco's hallway is just one wonderful example.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.