We are thiiiisss close to being done with our living room, or at least done enough to share for the first time since we moved in. The end is in sight my friends, which of course means my mind has already moved on to the next project. After reading this post on Justina Blakeney's blog, and this post on Oh Dear Drea I now know what that project will be, a perfectly mismatched set of colorfully patterned stairs.
The stairs leading up to the second floor act as a room divider between our living room and dining/kitchen area; they're steep, white, and often look dirty due to scuff marks. This makes them a bit of an eye sore for me. The patterns will serve double duty here: As a colorful reprieve from our all white walls, and camouflage for the scuff.
We're lucky to rent a property with an owner who let's us do pretty much anything we want to with the house, but I think I'll stop short of actually tiling the stairway. Ideally I'll come up with 1-3 unique stencils to use on the stair rises, in a palette similar to the rest of the first floor. What do you think? Would you ever create a patterned staircase in your home? - b.