I was unsure of the direction I wanted to take. Several things had to be taken into consideration.
Our staircase now opens up into our new dining room. So, the runner needs to look good in this room but also look good from the upstairs hall.
I want it to look like a real runner.
If I use a vintage feedsack for inspiration...I didn't want to paint the faux feedsack in a color palette that was not actually available. So, I went looking and found this one.
It would need to be something I could live with....for a very long time!
So, I went to Pinterest for some inspiration! I was open to new ideas and found some really great inspiration!
|via~The Paper Mulberry|
This one was great but I felt like the center band was too wide for our narrow staircase..
I like this one too but I didn't know how long I would like it. It's an actual runner! I think I liked the vignette at the base of the stairs and therefore kept it my thoughts! :)
Then I found this one...and thought it best suited our home and our lifestyle.
So I began painting but got distracted this past week by a dozen other projects!
I am almost there though!
I decided to make ours look just like the real deal I had found on etsy.
I loved the indigo color and it will work well with so many things!
The dining room is nearly complete...I finished painting all of the wood work and even hung the platters on the wall this week.
We are still waiting on the fireplace insert but I am being patient...(I have only called once this Summer to see if it was in yet!)
Now, I just need to decide on my window treatments for the large window in the dining room and the one over my kitchen sink. I am leaning towards roman shades. Probably white or natural linen with navy or grey contrasting linen or grosgrain ribbon. Something along these lines...
Or even one of these:
I also like the idea of panels in the dining room!
I could even mix it up a little! Panels in the dining room and a roman shade in the kitchen!
Because the dining room has the full blast of sunlight from the south most of the day...I think maybe even both in the dining room!
If you have any advise..would love for you to share! I am open to fresh ideas!
Well, I must get back to painting! Have a wonderful rest of the week!