The end of August seems to be the time people start to think about the INSIDE of their homes again. In the past week, I've fielded a bunch of sourcing questions and noticed the growing press on going back to school. This week, the home element on the rise is the Staircase Runner. Simple or ornate, these central features can really rock your home with a little attention. Let me help you.

Stair Runner Inspiration

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>> Painted Stair Runners

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>> Grain Sack Stair Runner

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>> 8 Ways to Decorate a Staircase

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>> Pantone Stairs

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>> Look! Stair Runner Made from Ikea Carpets

Stair Runner Alternatives

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>> Ikea Signe Cotton Rugs by Helle Vilén sewn together into a runner
>> Alto Stair Treads by Liza Phillips

Stair Runner Sources

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>> Dash & Albert
>> The Textile Trunk
>> Loggia Home
>> Madeline Weinrib Atelier
>> Shaker Workshops