Saturday, January 31, 2009

Climbing New Heights



Jake has been on the move, and has been making his way up and down the stairs for a couple months now. I can't stand the thought of him slipping and bumping his cute little lip, so, I have become very motivated to put carpeting on our sort of steep, wooden stairs. 

We had the walls painted Fernwood Green by Benjamin Moore, when we moved in. We managed to break the ugly light that was at the bottom of the stairs moving some furniture. No great loss. Except now, it's very dark. I want to lighten, brighten, safen (is that a word?), and fun it up. Here's what I'm thinking...

For the bottom and top of stairs, I ordered the Heath light in oil brushed bronze from Restoration Hardware (on sale for another day at 20% off!). This won out over the slightly funkier Jonathan Adler light from Shades of Light (photo on right). We're considering one of these two rugs from Dash and Albert. I'm liking the one on the left, Ricardo thinks maybe the one of the right. We're going to test them out and see what looks best. So, add some pictures on the walls and we'll have brighter, softer stairs for my little monkey!

2 comments:

Your sister! said...

The rug on the right is definitely more cheerful. I might be a tad bit concerned that it seems like it
might be predominantly turquoise. I'd probably lean more to Rich's choice to be safe and also it might show more dirt, but I tend to be more conservative...both cute choices...

Kerren said...

Hey! We have the rug on the left as our kitchen rug (2x3)- it's very cute! You can borrow it to try?