Entries in staircase (39)
"Tom just shook his head when I painted the entry hall. The kids tell everyone mummy ran out of purple paint. It's not purple by the way. It's Evening Shadow." I'd barely crossed the threshold and I knew I was going to like her. "Come into the kitchen. Don't mind the mess." If she only knew what my kitchen looked like! I could hear small feet thumping up the stairs and stomping across the floor above. "Don't worry. They're just acting out because I told them to be good while you were here. They'll be down and sweat as pie when they know there is cake." She turned around and smiled, placing a slightly lopsided carrot cake on the table. "How long have you lived here?" I asked. "Feels like forever. It's only been three years. Tea?"
I die for that rug. And painting the trim and part of the stairs black is such an easy solution to add drama to otherwise boring architectural detail.
I could definitively chill here. Fantastic window.
Such a cozy living room. I can see myself sitting there whilst planning a trip to Africa.
When pink accents actually work really well.
I want this art. LOVE!
Dark bedrooms are so fabulous for the cocooning feeling they exude. I miss my chocolate brown bedroom.
I desperately want to move to a warmer climate and have a porch like this. I'd live out here.
All via Kishani Perera
Kim and I flit all over the web looking for inspiration. Sometimes we land on a site that the other has already visited. What a bummer! Already posted. Ssssshhhh don't tell anyone but sometimes, very rarely, we post something the other has already featured. Oooops! I loved Isabelle Juy's portfolio when I found L'Atelier d'Archi except Kim had beat me to it (here). Then I saw the staircase. Love at first sight and not in the original post. Hello lover! You're going up on the blog. Inspiration for the stairs in my now not quite so new old house. Mine is nowhere near as grand as this but oh how I lust after the Deborah Bowness wallpaper. The drama, the whimsy, the fun.