Colorful Victorian with DIY Inspiration

Colorful Victorian with DIY Inspiration

Amy Azzarito
Mar 26, 2009
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We love the look of colorful painted staircases, but don't love slipping down the stairs. We were totally smitten when we learned that the runner in this Victorian home was a DIY. This is the home of British textile designer Chrissie Probert Jones, who created the rainbow runner by sewing six IKEA rugs together.

The home is basically a white canvas with pops of color that come from the accessories. It's a great reminder to renters that you can still live in a colorful space, even if you can't paint! The key is to coordinate the colors so that the look doesn't feel random. Even though Chrissie has a lot of colors in this space, she's focused on shades of red — ranging from bright red to pale pinks.

Many of the textiles in the space come directly from Chrissie's textile company, Stitch Designworks. Her detached Victorian house was profiled on Living Etc, which has nearly a dozen additional photos of the colorful space.

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