Hi everyone! We loved reading your suggestions on Mera’s post about her almost-perfect stair runner last week. Luckily the rug company is able to send her a short piece, but Carol’s comment about using trompe l’oeil to disguise the top riser got us thinking about creative alternatives to runners and carpets. We found some gorgeous ones that have us daydreaming about what we’d find if we ascended these ornate steps.
At the top of these stairs you’ll find a room filled with floor pillows and sheepskins, and a veritable jungle of indoor plants. Put on your caftan and come listen to Joni Mitchell on vinyl. Be careful that your Turkish slippers don’t slip off your heels as you climb.
Ascend these stairs to a spare room of neutral hues. Tuck yourself in on the platform bed; be sure to luxuriate in the grey linen bedding. It costs more than your car.
At the top of these stairs is an outdoor oasis where a pitcher of mint iced tea sweats on a white tablecloth. Once your thirst is quenched head down the block to the rug bazaar of your dreams.
We’re getting mixed signals from these stairs. At the top you might find the best party you’ve ever been to, or maybe the fug of a smoke-filled casino. No matter, we don’t even need to go up, the wild colors and fabulous florals are all the party we need.
The garden patio at the top of these stairs is perfectly geometric, and margaritas are always served on the rocks (unless you prefer blended). Bring your sun hat.
The soft grey of these stenciled stairs belie the cerulean sky that greets you at the top. Careful not to trip on your white linen palazzo pants!
At the top of these stairs you’ll find chairs so uncomfortable you can’t sit in them, but so cool looking you don’t care.
While these stair treatments aren’t anything that would actually work in either of our homes as they currently exist, we still love daydreaming about them. This last one is Katie’s favorite, and Mera’s is the second example. What’s yours?