Accents, Entryways, Floor Coverings, Home, Instant Makeovers, Stairway, Wall Paint

Stairway Transformation

Home projects week 5! 

Excited for the stairway transformation underway in my new townhouse…

Step I. Paint palazzo stripe walls for dramatic entryway that greets guests with a warm Welcome!

Step II. Replace black rod iron stair railing with lighter more modern cable rail system

Step III. Paint stairs all one color for continuity and a neutral foundation underneath the carpet runner

Step IV. Install stair runner for warmth and cozy comfort under our feet (esp the new puppy we’ll be bringing home in two weeks)

I’ll share all the steps here as they happen. So more pics to come soon!

Accents, Accessories, Centerpieces, Entryways, Floor Coverings, Furniture, Home, Tablescapes, Tabletop

Inspired Entryways

The entryway to a home can be the most magical space in the house, greeting you and setting the tone for everything to come. This design from Burnham Design (who I just started following on Instagram) is so perfectly elegant and serene and inviting, I want to move in!

This design also demonstrates the power of a table and a bookshelf for telling a story. They serve as a blank canvas on which you can layer elements that take the space far beyond the ordinary. In this case the way the designer clusters the vases in an over-the-top way I like to call “chunking it up”, adding dimension, volume and color. Combined with the recessed bookshelves that she treats  almost as an art gallery with a beautiful, monochromatic  mix of prints, books and art objects. Genius!


Accents, Accessories, Bedroom, Closets, Entryways, Home, Lighting

Back in the saddle on house projects..

I took a bit of a break on house projects after starting a new job last September and with the holidays taking up all of my deocrating bandwidth..but am now redoubling efforts to transform our house into our HOME.

So now getting back to LIGHTING projects…

Slowly but surely I’ve been working my way through the house removing all of the quasi-industrial brushed metal frosted glass light fixtures installed by the developer, who clearly watches the same HGTV reno show over and over again.

After falling in love with this chandelier at PB, I had to find a place to put it and decided to install in the corridor between our master bedroom and master bath. It looks incredible, adds so much dimension and makes the whole space feel warmer..

Bathroom Light Fixture