Safety & Style Intersect at the Stairs

Childproofing your home can be antithetical to stylish living, especially ugly prefab baby gates to block the stairs. The decorating equivalent to buying a minivan. But these childproofing measures are crucial for the safety of your early crawlers and walkers. Well, Lauren and Josh decided that it is possible to embrace style and safety at the same time.

They were inspired by a post they saw here on Apartment Therapy about home made baby gate magic over at Blue Ant Studio. But here's the really impressive part: Not only did Josh build his own fabulous looking baby gates for the entryways to the stairs, he installed wood slats across the entire staircase, which had been treacherously exposed.

The end result is stunning. And I reckon it is a great idea even for those without kids who have precariously built stairwells (minus the actual stair gates themselves, obviously)

Safe. Practical. And Gorgeous. You CAN have it all!

(Image: Catrin Morris)

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