Hey folks - I am particiapting the Rewind Wednesdays blog party over on Design Ties . Check out this post on Staircase Runners and then head back over to Design Ties to read other Rewind posts!

This has been one busy week - one sick daughter to get to Doctor appointments and the other one getting ready for a trip to Europe. In between that and work, I found some time to research staircases - specifically carpet treatments for same. One of our little dogs is getting up in years and having a hard time with stairs. There have been a few tumbles and now he just flatly refuses to go up or down. We have hardwood treads that have little grip for a small dog, so we are looking at our options to make it easier for him. I don't think the one on the right will do :)

While I was researching, I came across many gorgeous staircases that serve as inspiration:

Above from - nice combination of pattern and solids to give the runner width.

From Design with Christine - I love the straight treatment on a curved stair - highlights the gradual widening curve at the base of the stairs.

Above, from - Clery's Department Store in Dublin Ireland. The combination of metal, marble wool and colour is gorgeous - by far my favourite!
What a funky solution - and the fact that the runner doesn't go to the top just adds to the charm. From Living Etc. magazine site.

This one intrigues me. It would be a simpler installation and you wouldn't have to use too many nails and you can still get the look of a bare staircase. From

I love the combination of colours in this picture! From

Wow - not sure how functional this would be - but it sure is FUN! From
I love the way the pattern flows up the stairs - stunning. Nancy Boszhardt designed this stair runner and it appeared in House Beautiful June 2008.

How grand a statement this makes. The Westin Riverwalk grand staircase from

And lastly - I found a fellow blogger had done some research of her own -- check it out at:


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