Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Stair Runners That Make A Statement

Happy Tuesday lovelies!!  I hope you are having a fab week.  Today I wanted to discuss a trend I'm currently loving:  statement-making stair runners.  The love affair began when  I  came across this fabulous hexagon stair runner on Pinterest:


It made me stop and stare.  I often forget about the opportunities stair runners present to add in a pop of color or pattern to your space.  In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, stair runners can prevent slips and falls from slick wood stair treads.  They also help reduce noise by absorbing the sound of someone walking up or down the steps.


If I were to add a stair runner to my house, I'd want it to be an animal print:




Bold, colorful runners can add color to mostly neutral spaces and are also great for way-finding:



This pink stair runner has luxe brass rods separating the treads:


Which runner is your favorite??

In other news, Area Rugs featured an interview with me on their blog yesterday. I was flattered!

And, lastly, TOMORROW the One Room Challenge begins.  Have you heard of the ORC?  Myself along with about 20 other bloggers will be spending the next 6 weeks transforming a room, showing you updates weekly.  I have no idea what I've gotten myself in to, but I hope you'll take mercy on me.  It should get interesting... ;)

20 comments:

  1. I'm with you--It's all about the animal print runners.

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  2. I AM IN LOVE LOVE LOVE with this! My favorite is the second picture, I love how the runner compliments the striped wall. Beautiful!

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  3. I love the first picture, and yes, this trend is really fabulous. Who though of decorating stairs with something other than an oriental runner? Brilliant and love that chandelier in the Harper's Bazaar shot. Looking forward to supporting you in the ORC Sam!
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  4. loooove the last one! can't go wrong with pink and gold!

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  5. the green and pink staircases are kindof everything! x chelsie (http://mossypants.com)

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  6. i've been thinking of doing a stair runner. our stairs our currently carpeted and blah. love the pink and the animal prints!!
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  7. I'm obsessed with the nook in the second picture! Miss you Sam!

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  8. I am absolutely in love with the leopard print stairs from Metropolitan Home, and the green stairs...that color is amazing! Good luck with the challenge...I'm sure it'll be great, and I can't wait to see how your room turns out!

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  9. I would love to have a grand staircase to put a cute runner on. Great pictures!
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  10. I love this look! It feels like a really sneaky, understated way to inject a lot of personality and color into your home.

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  11. so glad you are doing the ORC!! The antelope rug kills me....LOVE it !!

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  12. I love those with the leopard print. Fantastic!❤
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  13. I've always had a thing for leopard stair runners but I'm loving the honeycomb version in the first picture!

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  14. Congrats on doing ORC!!! That is going to be SA-WEET...and I'm with you, I think I usually forget about the stairs, but that deer/fawn print is ridiculously good. Oh, if only I got to walk up that beautious staircase everyday...maybe I'd like working out more (c;

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  15. The pink and brass is gorgeous! I love when you walk into a home and you see a stair runner, it adds so much personality that wood just doesn't

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  16. My all time favorite is the Stark antelope print--I would love to use that on a stairway!

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  17. Number one and the antelope slay me!!!

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  18. I've always been a sucker for the animal print runner. Just love it!

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  19. AHHH!!!! I just freaking love a good leopard or antelope on the stairs. I cannot wait until the I can have that in my own house. And so cool on the feature sistah!

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  20. Love all of these!! Going to file away in my "one day" file...

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