Remember how the top of our stairwell looked when I started thinking about how we could personalize it back in January?
Well, not long after I posted that pic, I was able to partner with the folks who make that console (Ballard Designs), and I’m so excited to share some photos of things are looking up there as of today!
The console is called the Lungarno Console, and apparently they’re each made by hand in Italy, so the process took four months from start to finish. It was totally it worth the wait though, and I’m pumped to have some more storage at the top of the steps.
The finish I chose is called Off-White over Spa, and I absolutely love it! Such sweet little antique brass details, too…
As for the other “stuff”- the little green lantern is from Ikea (I stuck a small jar in it so that it could act as a vase), the mirror came from Grandin Road, and the rope lamp came from the friendly folks at Land of Nod. I had planned to use it in Sweet P’s room, but I just love the way it looks out here! 😀
(Especially when it’s paired with hydrangeas! Thank you, neighbors Kathy and Gayle! XO)
I’ve still got to dress the windows in this area (they’re still sporting paper shades), and then (at some point) I’ll move on to personalizing the stairs (the treads are still stained orange-y oak and the risers are still painted Manchester Tan). One thing at a time though…I’ve got something fun cooking in the kitchen right now. It’s not food…it’s furniture, and I’ll be back on Wednesday with some pics of what I’m up to down there! 😀
PS- We tried out the rug I used in my inspiration pic, but it didn’t look quite right and it felt like a trip hazard, so we nixed that idea and we’re just going to go rug-less!
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