Thursday, August 22, 2013

A dramatic stairway makeover...

First, sorry about the blurry out of focus "before" picture. Hopefully you get the picture. My client's stairway is in clear view from the front door, she wanted an updated classy look that would be a welcoming sight for guests when they arrive.

For starters, I suggested to tear out the carpet and replace it with a wood staircase. I have always loved the look of white risers against a darker hardwood floor, I think the white really pops and is such a nice contrast with the dark. My client's hardwood floor was a lighter colored oak that almost had a yellowy/amber tone. I suggested to have her floors refinished in a espresso color.

The existing paint color was in need of being updated. We narrowed the new paint color down to a pretty greige tone that would be the perfect backdrop to the new look. Of course I recommended adding wainscot to the staircase to add an extra level of sophistication and create an overall polished look. I thought it would look sharp to tie in the wainscot paint color to the risers for a look that flows.




I absolutely love the way this beautiful and timeless transformation turned out! If you need design help to add value and beauty to your home, email me stacichavez@ymail.com. You don't have to live locally, I work with clients all over the world:)

4 comments:

Jenn said...

I love it Staci! It makes a total difference in the house. I know you designed more than the staircase, I hope you post more pictures. I can't believe you designed this via Skype and text with the owner who is currently in London.
Jenn

Megan Daly said...

Love Love everything you did. A job well done!!

Amanda said...

staci this is just fabulous!!! I am bookmarking this for future clients. I can't tell you how many homes in our area that have this same layout with unused wall space going up the stairs. Well done girl!!

Jessie said...

Great transformation, I really love the new look. The stairs look truly beautiful and timeless!

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