Sunday, March 9, 2014

I was *PIN*spired!

I've been eyeing some lovely stair risers on Pinterest for months, and I finally decided to wallpaper ours.  Let me first share with you my "pinspirations."



This lovely staircase is from the book Vintage Home by Sarah Moore.  I love the mix of florals with white backgrounds.  Photo is by Debi Treloar.



I love this staircase with pastel wallpapers.
This staircase was styled by Selina Lake, and the photo shows how to decorate with these colors for Christmas.



How cheerful are these bold prints mixed with smaller prints on the risers of this staircase?  Precious, I tell ya!


From these three favorites, I decided to combine mainly pinks and aquas.  I finally chose these four wallpapers from Seabrook.







I must have looked at several dozen floral wallpaper books before deciding on these from two different Seabrook collections.  I had our paint chip with me while looking at papers, which helped.  The background in the bold rose and aqua faux flocked paper is the same color as Benjamin Moore's Mayonnaise.  


Here are our stairs.  They lead from the kitchen to the girls' bedrooms and library.


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Usually the antique table collects books and other stuff that needs to be taken upstairs.


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The hooks hold sweaters, jackets, scarves and purses.  We put away the coats, and I hope we're not being overly optimistic.


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Our dining room to the right of the stairs.  


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I wanted to use at least one bold pattern, and I chose the cabbage roses.

The project took me about six hours start to finish.  I will post a tutorial on the entire process Wednesday, so stay tuned!  ;P


Linking to:

Mod Vintage Life


   A Stroll Thru Life

Until next time…

Blessings!
Ricki Jill
Art @ Home
Art @ Home

Welcome to Art @ Home! My name is Ricki Jill Treleaven, and this is where I share creative living with a Southern accent. Live since 2010, Art @ Home is for the reader who wants to discover creative ways to enjoy home through decorating, cooking, reading, and creative projects. I also chronicle the adventures of my busy family.

41 comments:

  1. They are so pretty. Now I wished I had some stairs to decorate.

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  2. it looks amazing!!!! In our house I painted words on the headers, it was a huge job, never again, you chose such a beautiful design an it compliments your home so well, its so " you" !!!

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  3. Oh what a fun staircase you created! Love all the colors and patterns!
    Miss Bloomers

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  4. RJ, I love it! It looks amazing. It's so whimsical. It's better than the inspirations, because the patterns and colors work so well together. xoxo♡

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  5. I LOVE IT! so beautiful!

    I always wanted stairs, so that I could presents up it, like the one toward the top of your post.

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  6. What a darling idea! Your choices are happy ones, RJ. Fun to see more of your home. ;-)

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  7. Love how that turned out… absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Stunning! They look fabulous, better than your inspiration photos. What a fun project.

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  9. Your lovely staircase would bring a smile to my face every time I walked up the stairs! You did a fabulous job on your risers and I love the patterns and colors you chose! Visiting from MMM.

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  10. Wow.... LOVE it!!! I agree that it is so you and fits your home beautifully. What a lovely climb to the girl's bedrooms. Really fun too.

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  11. Oh my word, this is totally amazing. I love your stairs. This is such a creative idea and you definitely chose such great papers. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party this afternoon. www.astrollthrulife.net. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  12. I had never seen this idea! So beautiful, love your choices. You have a lovely home.

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  13. Absolutely wonderful! I wish I had some stairs to do this too ~ what fun!

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  14. Oh my goodness, they are gorgeous! Such a pretty stairway. Perfect mix of patterns.

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  15. This is absolutely amazing idea... love the papers you chose. Now, I wish I had some stairs to try this on... Cathy

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  16. I love this amazing idea..The papers you chose are beautiful!! If I ever get around to taking the carpet off our stairs I might try this idea.. thank you for sharing this post and thank you for the visit to my blog.

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  17. It turned out so cute, Ricki. The paper patterns remind me of MKC's Marketplace line....Christine

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  18. This is such a great idea and it turned out so cute! I love all of the wallpaper you chose!!

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  19. Looks amazing Ricki Jill! So fun and pretty too!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  20. Love it love it love it!!! Waiting with baited breath...

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  21. Oh, RJ, this is so you...how charming.
    Karen

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  22. Great job! I really love it. Wonderful wallpapers and very well displayed.
    Congratulations!
    Besos from Argentina,
    Silvina
    Unfortunately mine is carpeted, because you made me want to do this right now...

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  23. Oh how wonderful! Those will make you happy every time you pass by!

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  24. Oh!!! I love it RJ! You did a great job and the colors are so you.

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  25. Makes me want to rip the carpet off my stairs!!!!! So you think the Christmas pic was a seasonal quick decor?

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  26. Oh how I wish I had stairs in my house

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  27. Sweet sweet sweet..... can't say how wonderful I think this is! I bet it absolutely makes you smile every time you walk past or skip up the stairs... xox

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  28. I LOVE it. Those shades make the wood glow, and they go so well together. I can't wait to see how it's done. Is it permanent?

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  29. Your home is lovely and your stairway is a floral inspiration.

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  30. Your home is lovely and your stairway is a floral inspiration.

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  31. Hi Ricki Jill,

    You are the American Cath Kidston! Your stairs are charming and cheery! What an amazing job you've done! Now YOU are an inspiration to us! Thanks so much for sharing; your stairs made me smile!

    Poppy

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  32. Oh, how beautiful they are, Ricki Jill! You did such a wonderful job!

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  33. Oh my gosh. I missed this the other day. They turned out beautifully!! Just gorgeous!
    I love your style and the colors you use.

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  34. Wow... The stairs are so refreshing to look at. What a wonderful, inspiring transformation!

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  35. How did I miss this? Oh Ricki, they're beautiful! I love how they turned out!

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  36. I absolutely LOVE your wallpapered stairs. So lovely!

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  37. looks amazing Ricki Jill
    I love the bold cabbage rose for the pop!
    It really suits your home.
    I think I would love this but in more rustic styles and or painted numbers to fit my style
    But wow, it looks so good with your style!
    Amy

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  38. Beautiful stair makeover!!! I just redid my stairs this week, but I think I like yours better. Mine look so plain compared to yours. My stairway is also between two walls instead of open. Well done and I love yours better than any of the inspiration photos. Lovely choice of wallpaper.
    Cindy

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  39. Ricki Jill, it's beautiful! I love your mix of bold and quiet, organic and graphic. So YOU!
    -Revi

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  40. Oh my, Gorgeous!

    We had stairs in our former home that would look beautiful with this treatment. Your stairs are just so happy!

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