BEFORE & AFTER - STAIRS
For the last couple of months we have been living and breathing the remodeling house life. There is still lots more to be done on our never- ending list.
We recently bought a spilt level home that needed a major makeover! We had been looking at houses that needed the works, as I was very specific about how I wanted the space to look. We did not want a house that has too many stairs nor an unfinished basement. Hence, a spilt level home was the perfect answer. The house is divided enough where each room has its own focus, yet it has an openness feeling.
When it comes to styling, I personally try to stick with timely and timeless pieces, gearing towards a modern bohemian look. Since we have so many little dogs, I constantly have to keep in mind that my ideas, designs or any furniture pieces I pick out have to be dog friendly.
To be honest, we procrastinated about the stairs, flopping between the idea of a slick modern stairs railing or modified what we already had. After months of debate, we decided to keep the existing railing because a steel railing is just a little too modern for my style. The carpet had to go and we needed a runner for all the dogs to get some traction going up and down the stairs. Deciding a paint color was easy, black, to keep things neutral and it would be a much easier color to maintain. A printed runner was a must to break up the heaviness of the black, plus it would be harder to spot any stains the dogs might leave behind.
I am absolutely thrilled to be sharing my home with you all. As we progress, there will be a lot more before and after photos, designs and shopping ideas on the blog. Next up, the kitchen...