I was so impressed when I saw this makeover, that I just had to ask the owner if I could share her photos.
After having had an extortionate quote for carpeting the stairs, the owner of this London house, Helen, put on her thinking cap and proceeded to carefully cut out and wallpaper her stairs, armed with a roll of Orla Kiely wallpaper, white paint and varnish, and a lot of patience. I feel quite unwell at the thought of cutting the paper so precisely and lining all those stems up - plus, there were 40 stairs in total, and she wallpapered them all.
The whole transformation is very impressive, don't you think? I love the stripped floors and especially the grey front door (grey being the front-runner for my favourite paint colour of all time.) I'm not sure what happened to the old glass doors downstairs, but I'm glad to see they've moved on...
By the way, I'm having a flash of stair nostalgia - remember these mirrored stairs?