Entry Staircase Remodel


When we purchased the home, it had been vacant for over 10 years. It was very dated but the structure itself in excellent condition.

I wanted to main entry staircase to be bright, fresh and dramatic.

The original stair case had dated light wood railings.  The carpet looked like casino carpet –  was  a horribly dirty forest green carpeting and a huge chandelier with gargoyales on every side. Eek!

The first thing I did was select the paint colors for the walls, then the railing and spindles. I had the painter distress the spindles with a charcoal gray paint all by hand.

It took many months of carpet shopping for just the right carpet. I probably went to a few dozen stores and brought home a dozen samples several times per month. I love the carpet we chose. It has a vintage feel and is so soft on your feet (I don’t allow shoes inside the house at all, Hawaiian style 🙂

I really wanted a fresh, bright, white / gray look for this home. We kept the original beige toned travertine flooring and put hardwood on top – just in case we wanted to go back to the stone at a later time.

The staircase looked a million times better with the original carpet removed!

Before & After

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