Ashley emailed looking for some inspiration for a new banister in her home. I dug through my photo stash and thought the following photos of staircases might get her creative juices flowing, and mine too for that matter. (In conversations with Jo about what to do with my new house, she thought I should take down the wall going up the stairs and do something funky to open the stairs up a bit). So Ashley, hope this leads to a fabulous banister (which of course you've got to send us before and after photos of).
Just a quick reminder that Swank Lighting's amazing contest to win this beautiful pair of Barovier & Toso lamps is closing today January 15. What do they say? You've got to be in it to win it. OMG I love these vintage murano glass lamps! Here's the link to the entry page. Winner drawn Friday January 18. While you're there drool over the rest of Doug and Ed's inventory.
Desire to Inspire reader Jordan Denmark sent a tempting picture of his über cool bachelor digs along with a link to further photos. Now before you all despair that this really is a reader's home as you look around your own place in comparison take heart in the fact that Jordan is no ordinary reader. He's just starting his own interior design business RECESS Design in Seattle, Washington. No website as yet but if his moody, urban loft vibe is ringing your bells email him. Good luck Jordan can't wait to see more of your work!
This post is a request for help. I think I want to paint the main floor of my new house all white (and one day hopefully the icky hardwood floors). Colours I will save for the bedrooms and bathrooms. But the living room, kitchen and office I think I'd like to keep white (and maybe the stairwell and upstairs hallway). My problem is I have never found a white I love. In my last house I used Ultra Pure White or whatever the base is for Behr paints. That was a tad too bright. Then I repainted my living room in Benjamin Moore's Cloud White, and I thought that was a bit too off-white. So if anyone out there has a white paint they swear by, please leave the name and brand in the comments. And if there's anyone who wants to come by and help paint.....