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.
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.
Main House Project: a new take on the traditional runner
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.