When the weather is cold and the days are still short, adding a pop of sunny color almost makes summer feel closer.  We're taking these quiet months to make a few updates to both our main house and to the Garret Loft.  This is our current tale of two staircase makeovers.  The agony and beauty of having two seperate stairs;  twice the work, but two different opportunities to have fun with color and pattern.

Garret Loft Project:  Painted Runner

With our recent changes to the Garret Loft we're adding bright and sunny color in a fun new way:  a painted stair runner.  Keeping the patina of the original wood mixed in with our new wooden treads called for paint to unify the old and new.

 Warm Yellows and bright citrus hues were the inspiration for the painted stairs.  

Warm Yellows and bright citrus hues were the inspiration for the painted stairs.  

Adding the center "runner" in a buttery yellow added color, but we aren't quite through.  Tangerine as an accent is such a slice of bright, we can't wait to get our "racing stripes" completed.

 The cranberry striped runner complements the Main House's existing  color scheme of burgundy, turquoise and creams

The cranberry striped runner complements the Main House's existing  color scheme of burgundy, turquoise and creams

Main House Project:  a new take on the traditional runner

 Dash and Albert runner for our stairs

Dash and Albert runner for our stairs

Updating our main house stairs has just begun.  We will keep the staircase carpeted  for the noise control and anti-slip benefits, but with a "new" take.  The tradition of patterned  runners dates from Victorian homes, so adding a striped pattern is grounded in the same tradition as our Haint Blue ceilings.  Placing the stripe down the length of the stairs creates a visual interest and still injects some color into our entry.  Stay tuned for the the finished products.    

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