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Friday, July 8, 2011

Staring at the stairs.

I've spent entirely too long this morning sitting in the stairwell. I keep thinking that some genius decorating idea will come to me. There's just nothing there that I like. Ugh. It kind of makes me grumpy.



I don't mind the open part of the staircase.



But that top section is yuck.

I'm thinking about ...
  •  Painting the walls.  Waaaay to overwhelming on those tall walls. The beige is not so bad.
  •  Rennovating with wooden stairs. Yikes! Big expensive project! And I keep imagining myself falling down the slick wood stairs in my sock feet. But aren't the exposed wood stairs pretty? 
  •  A new light fixture might do a world of good. 
  •  Maybe some better trim at the base boards.
  •  Is there a rule about having to have an ugly rail at the top? Can I take that out? Doing it.
  •  Artwork. I need a plan...


 The gallery walls are super trendy right now. I'm not totally opposed to the idea but I do already have a gallery wall in the foyer at the top of the stairs sooo....
Plus, did you notice? My stairwell is mostly enclosed. The bottom half is open on both sides and then it turns into a loft-style staircase. Tricky tricky

Inspiration...

Some lights.
 
{pottery barn}


Omgoodness, this butterfly gallery wall took my breath away!



{lennoxx}


{plushemisphere}

This stair rugs on these designs are amazing ...
 
{apartment therapy}


 {source?}

Ohhhhh, the board and baton going up the stairwell... Drool. We might have a winner!

Here's a simpler version:

{september the march}



Ohhhh, now I have tons of ideas. Yes!!

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