Please ignore the ugliness that is the wall color and carpet. Some time in the near future that all will change. Note to self: hide wires that live under the cabinet.
Designer, Suzanne Kasler's former home
House Beautiful May 2006
Ridgewood Drive interior
After seeing these pictures, I'm finding myself drawn to neutral stair runners (either painted or carpet). Hopefully this winter, we'll have something on those steps.
P.S.- We also had dinner at Hugo's in Portland on Saturday. Hugo's Chef, Rob Evans is the Winner 2009 James Beard Foundation, Best Chef Northeast. I highly recommend this place! I'm still dreaming of the duck entree.
I did go to Payless on Friday and tried on many of the Christian Siriano shoes, but in the end got a no name ankle boot. The dude still threatens that he will not talk to me if I wear them in his presence but oh well I can deal with that.
Fall 2009 RTW
Our house is a cape cod with a converted finished attic. This space has a full bath and tons of potential knee-wall storage. There are a few unfinished projects that are holding us back from making it the 'master suite.' Hopefully 2009-2010 will be the year of the upstairs!
Here's one of the projects that's sort of done. The dude pulled up the carpet on the stairs to find red steps and some plywood treads. He did an awesome job sanding, putting new steps in and painting.
But.... do we put a stair runner down or paint the treads a different color?? What do you think? I'm okay with the white steps, but they are a bit of a pain to clean. In the next few weeks, I'll be posting some stairs inspiration.
Amongst all of the touristy stores that carry every item that you could ever think of that could fit a OBX logo on it, we found a cool home decor store. The dude had a good eye and found an ad in one of those tourist newspapers for Urban Cottage. I'm still dreaming of these lamps that they had in the window and the large selection of Dash and Albert rugs for my stairs. Here's some other cute stuff:
mercury glass pendant
wood spindle lamp
One more thing to check off on the imaginary to-do list.