Finally a staircase with no stair-gates
This is what happens when you combine traditional Victorian with a bit of Scandinavian Art ;) After my pre-renovation experience with stair-gates, I was so pleased to be rid of those plaster-tearing, plastics monstrosities that are the necessary evil in most new parents' homes. Thank goodness my son has finally mastered the stairs!
The staircase was completely re-done as part of our renovation project and it is now one of my favorite spaces in the whole house. Originally we fantasized about a huge, modern staircase, but in the end went with something much more traditional and in-keeping with the age of the house. This wall-cloth is a hand-made piece I brought from Finland years ago, I'm so glad to finally have a space for it.
In the staircase leading from first floor to the loft, I wanted to leave some of the original brickwork exposed. This I hope will provide a nice background for the right art piece - when I eventually find something suitable. The new playroom is in the loft and hence this bit of the stairs is in constant use by the kids.
After the exhausting renovation project, I have so been looking forward to a bit of decorating. Yet one weekend after another seems to go by without me making much progress with it. It still feels a bit like eating an elephant, so my plan is to take small bites and update blog accordingly :)