We left the grey carpet on these stairs for quite some time, while I debated whether to continue the runner that we had put down on the first set. In the end we decided to have a go at painting them first, if this didn't work the runner could then take over... This is not the case and the painted stairs are here to stay!
I matched the paint as close as I could to the runner on stairs 1, this ended up being Farrow and Ball Purbeck Stone and then the base is Antique White by Eico. I debated having a similar pattern to stairs 1, but realised this would be too fiddly, so went for something simpler. We have had them like this for six months now and I am delighted to say that they haven't chipped, in fact these stairs are much lower maintenance than the one with a runner.
We are lucky to have two sets of separate stairs in our house. So I decided to go for a bit of a different look on each one. The first set were covered in grey carpet, when we ripped it out we discovered that they were painted red! and who ever was in charge of carpet glue had left some messages on the stairs with it! After a few months I decided to do the second set but instead of continuing the runner it was painted (see next blog for Stairs - Two)
The base of the stairs were painted in Farrow and Ball Wimborne White and then we went for a beautiful Roger Oates runner to go all the way up. We recently painted the bannisters in Farrow and Ball Black & Blue. I love the contrast this has made to the hallway, topped off with some new moulding throughout to create a panelling effect.
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Interiors By Leoma Harper
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