Crush Worthy Wednesday 02.19.2014

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Welcome to this Week's Crush Worthy Wednesday!

This week I have been seriously crushing on stairs! Ever since our wallpaper removal and hallway redo, I have been dreaming about doing some updates to our staircase. The family room and hallway look so fresh and renewed. I think a few updates to the stairs would help bring the areas together.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

I might have a stair-ing problem. I've been pinning a lot of stairs this week! They are all so beautiful. But a few things stood out to me from these pictures. I L-O-V-E natural runners. Sisal, jute, seagrass! I love them all. I know they can be a little harder on your feet than other runners but I love the neutral color and natural feel. I am a little nervous about trying to DIY install a runner, especially a natural runner {which can unravel easier} but I have done some research and I think we are going to give it a shot!

I am also finding that I like painted risers. Our stair risers are wood and I have mixed feelings about painting the wood. {I know that must be shocking coming from me!} I realized after putting the pictures above together that all the staircases had painted risers. I like how it makes the neutral runners pop! I'm definitely considering it...

I also like the darker railings in most of the above pictures. I have noticed dark wood and black railings popping up on various blogs. At first, I wasn't sure I liked the railings and bannisters that didn't match the stairs, but I think it has nice contrast with the hardwoods.

We will also hopefully be replacing our dinky little milk glass light fixture in the up stairs hallway at some point. Some of the light fixtures above, particularly the upper right picture with the brass pendant and the lower right with the bronze lantern, caught my eye. I also love this fixture that Young House Love used in their foyer. Unique, industrial, perfect!

And lastly, I am already planning our stairway gallery wall! I'm thinking all black and white pictures, but that could certainly change/evolve in the next few weeks before the gallery wall becomes a reality.

So what do you guys think? Paint/no paint? Natural runners?
I can wait to get started!

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