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Reader request - stair runners

This reader request comes from Melinda: "My partner and I are renovating our 130 year old semi in Sydney, he wants carpet on the stairs (because apparently I 'clunk'... which to be perfectly honest I do) and I want to stain the original timber. I'm thinking a stair runner may be the perfect compromise. I would be very much appreciative if you could dig into your amazing picture resources for stair runners." Here are some photos of inspirational stair runners for you Melinda, the first being my absolute favourite EVAH. (A bunch more are after the jump).

Bill Kingston

Frank Roop Amanda Martocchio
Lucyina Moodie Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
Country Living Kwinter & Company
House Beautiful New York Spaces Magazine
Living Etc. Steven Gambrel
House & Home Design*Sponge

The Selby
Eve Robinson
Jan Showers
House and Garden
Eric Cohler
House To Home
Living Etc.

Reader Comments (16)

I love the House and Home one!! (I love almost everything in House and Home :)

8 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWyGal

That first one just be might my favourite too!

I love the House and Home one as well!

8 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I love stripes down the stairs.

8 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Have to agree about the first one! But overall you pulled some really great inspiration! xo

8 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLa Boheme

Thank you so much Kim for putting these images together for me.

I do love the coloured stripes. I was thinking maybe black & white stripes, or something else patterned to add a little interest to our closed in stairwell. I'll keep you posted when it's done.

8 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

house & garden is my favorite, if only for the fabulous lime green painting. great assortment — i'm sure melinda will be most inspired!

8 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Darling

oh i love the sisal ones. x

8 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracey Chalk

Fun post! I love the one below your favorite on the right -- I suppose that means I'm a traditionalist at heart. Dark hardwoods make me drool. xoxo

8 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRLG

Melinda, we put down FLOR squares (cut in half) on the treads of our stair and painted the steps black. Really nice effect and not expensive! They have stuck perfectly after years of vacuuming!

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered Commentera different Ruth

I love the red stairs!

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

LOVE the rug featured in Country Living. Anyone know what issue that was in? Or even better, know where I could get that rug?

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

Ooo i love that first rainbow staircase! So fun!

12 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Lots of beautiful stairs there, but all rather traditional - except the multi-colored colorful stair runner, of course!

14 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Browne

Woow, wonderful staircases. The first one from Bill Kingston is clearly my favorite.

26 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJose

The house beautiful stair runner is fab... Do you know where I can find it please?

2 Jul 2013 | Unregistered CommenterC hassell

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