Monday, 24 November 2008

Mirrored stairs

I have been wondering what to do with my stairs. I am in the middle of a (seemingly never-ending) process of getting a wooden floor laid. I decided to keep carpet on the stairs, because I live in a maisonette flat, and it would be quite noisy for my neighbours to listen to me running up and down the stairs. I have already imposed a strict no-shoes and tip-toeing policy on the wooden floor, but it has been soundproofed so it shouldn't be too noisy.

That was until I saw these stairs. Do you like them? My walls are going to be grey, or greige, and the wood on my floor is a very dark brown/black.

Or, would something like these little tiles work? They are the same tiles which I have in my fireplace, (which has had its own Apartment Therapy moment of fame.)

In the end, I will probably go back to my original plan of having carpet, or painting part of the staircase, and using a runner.

One good thing is that I will have a lot of time to mull it over. Once my floor is finished, I am officially retiring from home renovation duties until a) I have a full-time job, b) have paid off my credit cards, c) have kicked my Ebay habit (to be fair, it is a relatively new habit, but it is one with potential for long-term damage. You should see how quickly and frivilously I upped my bid for a chair I don't need from 99p to £40.) Did I mention that my downstairs neighbours' ceiling collapsed as a result of my building work? Yep, I think it's time to reel it in and take a breath.

Top photo via Apartment Therapy.


amy@inspirationchic said...

I totally dig those stairs. That is so our house! Very groovy feel. Love them. Do that!!!

Char said...

the stairs are cute but...I would prefer the runner instead. but that's me.

please sir said...

I do love those stairs! Thanks for the link - yes I loved the moss text!

Alexis said...

I love those stairs!! Please do that and post photos so that I can live vicariously through you!

Also, we have a small strip of stainless steel tile in our bathroom (along with white subway tile) and it looks amazing! Maegan said...

I love mirrors but those stairs are so disco! They make me giggle. I kind of love them though.

Emily said...

I love your blog! I like the tile on the stairs, that's a really cool idea. If I had stairs, I'd do something just like that.

Kimberlee said...

ooooh - do it, do it! that looks fantastic!!! x

Callie Grayson said...

I day go with the tiles on your risers and wood tread! it's amazing.

do it! do it! do it!

just wear really fuzzy slippers and they won't hear you running up and down so much!!