runner up!

No, I don’t have a giveaway going today. Today’s topic is “stair runners.” I know, so exciting. This week I’m covering some dreams & aspirations of mine concerning houses. Monday was dream kitchens, Tuesday was killer pool houses, and today is fabulous foyers & staircases.
{Our only stairs lead to the attic, & to our basement, don’t think we’ll be creating any of these looks anytime soon!}
From Metropolitan Home magazine. This is a little formal for my taste.

via the red chair blog.

Seagrass seems to be the safest option.

I also like the painted stair treads & risers.

made by girl blog via decorpad

This shows seagrass in a more formal house. I like how it contrasts with the dark wood floors.

I think the fawn print from eddie ross is fun & different! One of my many magazines has a room with a fawn rug, & I really like it. Also, it works with the wood treads. If I had a new house tomorrow with a staircase like this, I would be hesitant to paint the entire steps. The runner would allow for changes without hurting or changing the stairs.

This is a bright colored sisal. Or should I say “coloured,” from Canadian House & Home.

I love this bold look, but would be much too scared to commit to something like this. Charles doesn’t like to do things twice, but when it comes to decorating, I like to keep my options open…

I’ve had this picture saved for a long time. It was in my “skirted console tables” file. I like the neutral walls & seagrass rugs paired with the pop of coral & zebra.

I know this photo has made it’s way around blogtown, but I’m sorry, can’t remember the source.

What’s next, maybe powder rooms? We’ll see….

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  1. Averill
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Love the sisal runner. I love my stairway/entryway but alas the stairs are currently covered in yucky carpet. Someday I'll rip it out and lay down wood and then a runner. *sigh*

    And yes, powder rooms next please. :)

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