Monday, April 8, 2013

Staircase Inspiration

Our Brown Staircase
Our floor guys started work on the first floor last week!!! We're so excited to see the progress...We've decided on Ebony dark stain for two reason - we both love dark floors and the darker stain will hide more of the 125 years of imperfections. So now that the floors are underway, we're getting to the point where we need to make some decisions for the staircase... There are several directions we're leaning towards as far as paint/stain color. 

Our staircase when we bought the house 

There's something about black paint on a stairs that feels sophisticated and masculine without being ordinary and predictable. I don't know if we'd pain EVERYTHING black, (as great as it looks) but maybe black with dark stained banisters might do - We have that light post on the bottom banister to work into the color scheme somehow.
The black seems to really enhance all that detail.
Love me some

Classic, timeless, clean and bright. There's going to be a lot of white in our home - We plan on having the Kitchen, Dinning Room, 'French Parlor' and at least two or three of the bathrooms painted white.

Knowing us, we'll most likely go with the white and wood combination...But I want a black staircase so bad!!! maybe I'll get my way with the maids staircase. (wink wink)


  1. I see your vision! it's going to be gorgeous!I'm excited for new pics!

  2. Hi Josh & Steve, It was great to meet you guys tonight. I'm so happy such a beautiful house found such great people! It was fabulous to hear a few of your stories and plans and now, to see a few of your photos. I look forward to further developments and perhaps a look at the new floors, glass of wine in hand. Crystal & Hannu

  3. Hi, I am from Italy and I build and sell diy staircases and stairs in kit. Those ideas are lovely. Something I could never afford to do in my business dimension, though...
    Nice blog, keep up the good work
    Kind regards
    J Fontanot

  4. Hi Josh & Steve, I have been admiring this house and wondering about its history since I moved nearby a few months ago. I just now got around to googling the address and came across your blog! So happy to see these pictures and to hear that you two are restoring this amazing house. You own a piece of history! I'm looking forward to more posts about your progress.