Simple 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.
I love how they made the very formal chairs fun by the way they upholstered them; the black stone baseboards against the white walls, the the sweeping victorian staircase the checkered marble floor. Foyer without the staircase facing the front door.
11 Stylish Stair Runners That Make a Bold Statement