October 4, 2010

Up + down…

Gasped when I first saw this – stairs decked out with mirror mosaic tiles - never thought a staircase could look this glamorous! Can't you just see someone dancing or skipping down the stairs with disco music playing in the background?! So this got me thinking… what other fun and unexpected things can you do with stairs? Here are a few inspirations, some are more feasible, or rather, practical than others, but kudos to all the creativity that's out there!

…. LOVE these wooden stairs! What would make me love them even more is if they were reclaimed wood. Note to self: need to put this one in the home inspiration file!

… definitely beautiful to look at, but I'm scared of coming down those stairs! Wonder if they go up to an attic? Can't image going up and down these stairs everyday…

… there's a quiet elegance about this space. The powder blue oddly works with the gilded decor?

… what caught my attention to this one was the color and material combo. It's like playing peek-a-boo with the stairs!

… purposely saved this one for last. How fun is this rainbow staircase? And would you paint yours like this? It's quite a commitment… I can only imagine how long it would take get this done!

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2 Responses to “Up + down…”

  1. Ken Kowal Says:
    October 4th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Great pictures – I will never think about stairs the same way again!

  2. Paulette @ At Home in Arkansas magazine Says:
    October 5th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    These are lovely, so unique and glamorous. Especially that first set of stairs. Who knew something so practical could be so beautiful!