The nasty wallpaper and dirty white frieze and ceiling were converted by paint into something smarter, not forgetting the white gloss over the magnolia gloss.
Repainting continued into the corner of the room to include the cupboard.
We had relocated the light to a central position before the photos were taken. The ceiling shows no clues of the holes now it's complete - note the grey in the "before" shot.
Some more of the room, now complete.
Nasty faux wood effect on the wooden doors, finally vanquished.
Faux wood effect door, now white. Two-tone staircase (faux wood and old varnish) now white. Faux wood plastic, now brighter. Brilliant. Brilliant white.
Look at the difference some paint makes to a staircase. A surfaces you see in this photo (except the carpet) were painted. (Actually, some of the carpet was painted, but not on purpose.)
Top Of The Stairs
A view of the now covered-over wood: