It’s truly amazing what some imagination and craftiness can do to a set of stairs! Pippa Branham, a bibliophile from England, painted her staircase to look like the spine of her and her husband’s 13 favorite books. She says that she was inspired by an image she saw on Pinterest.
For all of us, Pippa shared some images of how she transformed the wooden stairs into colorful “books” using brushes, tape, paint and, of course, time (6 weeks). The whole project cost the family less than $200, which was less expensive than carpeting the stairs. Pippa declared that the most difficult part of the project was painting sets of letters sideways.
Pippa is a young mother and to ensure the stairs were safe for kids (and not slippery from the paint), she mixed the paint with a small amount of kid’s play sand to make it grittier.
If you are a bibliophile and you want to have an original staircase with a little money you must try this. You can paint the titles of your favorite books. More than that, if you have children this idea can help them to develop their passion for reading because they will see books all around them!
What is a Pagoda? A Pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves, built in traditions originating in historic East Asia. Most pagodas were built to have a religious function, most commonly Buddhist.
Now, Pagoda has became a known trend, It is used now as wallpapers or fabric pattern. A house decorated in this style, looks like a typical Asian house, and I like it. The bright colors, the interesting design.
We spoke about lighting,about home accessories,walls, but never about floors. Aren’t they as important as the others? Of course they are! The floor is the thing that makes the room full, that completes it.
Here is a collection of floors featuring cement tiles, very different, beautiful and chic and add so much character to an interior.
You can be very creative with these, and you can mix and play with the colors and patterns.
The kitchen is probably the place where you can find out good stories, where family meet at the end of the day.
There are not so many things to say about this two type of kitchens:
If you are Romanian, as I am, you know for sure how it looks: a lot of wood, traditional carpet, painted pots.
The American one has the little bar where you can prepare food, surrounded by chairs, it is as simple as possible, not too many colors.
The styles of these two are totally different, the american one is as luxurious as possible, with modern furniture, but the romanian one is simple, is trying to put in value the traditional style of Romania (a lot of colors, nature, wood, brick). I love the romanian one more, because of its positive vibe.