A Collection of Colorful Stairs

A Collection of Colorful Stairs

Anna Hoffman
May 4, 2011
When I was a kid growing up in a house, stairs were just an obstacle to getting where I wanted to go. I habitually took them two at a time, flying over the carefully selected runner and barely noticing the antique banisters. But now that I live in a one-level apartment, stairs have become not only a coveted luxury, but also a missed opportunity for color and whimsy. Here are some lucky stair-owners who have taken full advantage of this opportunity. From stenciled, striped or wallpapered risers to the chromatically painted banisters to hot pink through and through, here is a range of unexpectedly colorful ways to decorate stairs. 1 Chromatic green banisters via Ceiling Explorer 2 Chromatic blue banisters in Martha Stewart Living via Bright Bazaar 3 Orla Kiely wallpaper on risers, via Happily Nested 4 Cute quotation stairs from justbesplendid via Pinterest 5 & 6 Risers patterned with stencils from the Royal Design Studio, via the Style Files 7 Stenciled risers from French By Design via Pinterest 8 Multi-colored stripes from the neotraditionalist via Pinterest 9 Charlotte Gueniau's home photographed by Christophe Dugied via French By Design 10 Pink spiral staircase photographed by Bruno Suet, via myadventureisyouradvantage.com Images as linked above.
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