Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our Home ~ Staircase

Welcome to our home. I have decided to join Kim at Savvy Southern Style for her before and after party and of course will be showing pictures of our home. We bought this house 3 years ago, and did quite a bit of work in the beginning...but lately have hit a little slump in getting projects finished! When you take some pictures of rooms or areas in your house that you thought looked pretty good it's amazing to see how many things need a little tweaking! Every now and then you are surprised and things are just as you would like, but you know what I mean.Come on in!!

We don't have an entry hall in our home. When you come in the front door, the stairs are right in front of you. The before pictures today are of the home as we saw it when we made our offer. I am using them so you can see the wall and carpet colors. These are not in any way meant to critique the previous owner's "stuff".

All of the trim in the home was painted this taupey color. The walls AND ceilings were painted a lighter shade of the same color. I am not a beige person. I know some are, and I can enjoy it in their homes, but I need color.

And so the transformation began.
The stairs lead up to our pool table room. The little arch next to the clock leads to the family room.
We did keep this lantern. It fits in well with our stuff!
Now for the "after". All of the trim was painted white, semi gloss. The walls are butter yellow, and ceilings, which you can't see are almost white, with just a little yellow. It was really hard to figure out what to do with the curved wall. These pictures do work, although the one does stick out from the wall a bit.
We had the black and yellow carpet installed and had them make a rug for the front door of the same carpet.

The next transformation that the staircase gets is its annual Christmas decorating. But that's for another Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by.

Please join Kim for more before and afters.


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14 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a beautiful home and that transformation is dramatic. I love your color choices. Thanks so much for joining my party tonight!

Through My Red Door said...

How beautiful! I'm inspired now to do my staircase. I've been so afraid to even try!
Thanks for sharing,
Sheila

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your home is gorgeous! I Love the staircase and the carpet you chose.
Hugs, Sherry

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful home. YOur stairs are just beautiful with the sweeping curve and I love your choice of carpet. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

The Inspired Nest said...

Gorgeous! The carpet made a huge impact on the entry and those prints are to die for! I love the black furniture against the pale yellow walls. Just beautiful! I can't wait to see what is next!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WOW!! How beautiful your home is girl..I also have a curved stairs in fact the whole wall is round..makes all my pictures look crooked ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Teri said...

Your home is so majestic! My jaw is on the floor! I love all of your decor and that carpet is stunning!

Debbie said...

Trying so hard not to covet my neighbor's house here...

I love your home! That staircase, before and after, is just so stunning to me. I love the transformation with the black patterned carpet.

I always LOVE your header when I come here so I know I'm going to totally enjoy your Christmas post.

ButterYum said...

Really beautiful. I love what you've done to the house. Can't wait to see more.

:)
ButterYum

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It looks beautiful! I love the new carpet on your stairs and you have done a wonderful job transforming the space! Love it! Stop by and say hello sometime! :)

Pamela said...

That looks wonderful! Makes me rethink wanting our steps all wood.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

It was nice before, but that is a stunning after. That just looks so gorgeous!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I just found your beautiful blog a few days ago! I have had the best time peeking around! Your family is beautiful...I love all of the darling grands...you are one blessed lady!

The staircase is beautiful...i am in love with the carpet you chose...stunning!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I'm baaaaack;)!

I have been over here drooling over your stair carpet! I was wondering if you would mind sharing where you purchased it? I am in Texas too and thought it might be some place I could visit! My stairs are very similar to yours and I would love to use the same pattern!

Thanks so much! I love your blog...oops I think I said that already;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy