Michigan Beach Cottage beach style staircase

Michigan Beach Cottage

Erin Southwell

This photo has 2 questions

Kathryn Gardner wrote:
Is the stair carpet available at your business?
   Comment   February 16, 2014
jeancorrigan wrote:
Love the runner! Info please re purchase. Thanks!
     Comment   April 7, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

With $200 and elbow grease, Southwell transformed a 1970s shag-carpeted stairway into a cheery beach-inspired space. "We're happy with how it turned out," she says. "I just wanted a casual, bright, whitewashed look for a beach cottage for our young family. My husband didn't want me to run up a credit card. We call it a win-win." The stairs lead from the home's living area to the upstairs bedrooms.

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kisenbarger added this to Washington Final Favorites
on Sunday
Pam Koner-Yohai added this to webuser_9623615's Ideas
on Sunday
Christine Hays added this to christine_hays's ideas
last Thursday
marilynsuecamargo added this to marilynsuecamargo's ideas
March 30, 2014
carpet on stairs
Spectacular Stagings, LLC added this to Maine
March 23, 2014
Canvas floor cloth
gold02110 added this to gold02110's ideas
March 10, 2014
yellow/white stars runner on white painted stairs at beach cottage
pegkim added this to pegkim's ideas
March 7, 2014
painted stairs, could do just risers in star fish or something
swineymom added this to swineymom's ideas
March 2, 2014
Just paint
kkohli added this to Stairs
February 14, 2014
Eve Bentovim added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 14, 2014
also great carpet
angellbyname added this to angellbyname's ideas
February 6, 2014
Stair runner
decorhunt added this to decorhunt's Ideas
February 1, 2014
Where can I buy this stairs runner
mtufts added this to Entry Way
February 1, 2014
Elizabeth Ramage added this to Stairs
January 30, 2014
white treads and carpet runner
marshabannister added this to marshabannister's ideas
January 30, 2014
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January 29, 2014
katypcone added this to katypcone's Ideas
January 25, 2014
White steps
Cliff Roesler added this to Final cut
January 19, 2014
AM Guyot added this to GUYOT: stair way
January 17, 2014
Kully Reardon added this to Living Room Ideas
January 15, 2014
elainereuter added this to beach house
January 13, 2014
Great idea.
heidibob added this to Rugs I Like
January 7, 2014
I really like how this is laid and goes around the corner. Something like this in a black and white may even be fun on the back staircase.
cinbad780 added this to beach house
January 5, 2014
lisamcdonnell added this to lisamcdonnell's Ideas
January 5, 2014
nicdalzell1 added this to Stair Runners for Pie Stairs
December 31, 2013
Well fitted bright carpet runner
chasefinn added this to Living Room Ideas
December 29, 2013
this would look neat painted on
Ryan Lovern added this to Stairs
December 29, 2013
sltruman added this to Lakehouse
December 27, 2013
Love this
kimberlywheeler added this to stairs
December 26, 2013
cute for cottage style.
annegirl649 added this to annegirl649's Ideas
December 26, 2013
Rug? Material?
glenyarbrough added this to glenyarbrough's Ideas
December 9, 2013
Too much?
britters added this to Stairs
December 1, 2013
all white
lesleymahaney added this to Drift Away ~ Bedrooms, Laundry, & Bathrooms
November 30, 2013
paint stairs same color as trim... no hardwood to decrease cost
julieegre added this to julieegre's ideas
November 23, 2013
nadiableu1 added this to staircase
November 18, 2013
Fun runner
Danielle Craighead added this to runners
November 16, 2013
kitzandjasper added this to Beach House
November 15, 2013
star runner
mabbsy added this to mabbsy's ideas
November 14, 2013
Kathryn Gardner added this to Harpswell
November 13, 2013
painted steps with nice carpet
jillgross added this to Beach Cottage
November 12, 2013
jeangtrem added this to beach house
November 2, 2013
cute runner
sscherr added this to sscherr's ideas
October 30, 2013
wrap the stairs
leefree added this to leefree's ideas
October 21, 2013
carpet stairs
phil12 added this to phil12's ideas
October 20, 2013
tallpoppy added this to stairs w/carpet
October 20, 2013
painted stairs with a carpet runner
Nancy Pedone added this to nancypedone's ideas
October 19, 2013
love it!
gshchori added this to gshchori's ideas
October 10, 2013
could use linoleum instead of carpet
tracipop added this to tracipop's ideas
October 9, 2013
Fun carpet for stairs
reneehense added this to Bedroom Ideas
October 7, 2013
Alicia Valentin added this to alicia_valentin's Ideas
September 16, 2013
Diy stairs with diy stars
kathreynolds added this to stair case
September 11, 2013
brelemaux added this to brelemaux's Ideas
September 8, 2013
sarabruening added this to Staircase
September 8, 2013
kratzer_r added this to Steps
September 5, 2013
Carpet runner
nmilton5618 added this to nmilton5618's ideas
September 1, 2013
love the carpet
jenireedy added this to stairs
August 28, 2013
basement stairs
jancuggy added this to jancuggy's Ideas
August 25, 2013
Stair runner
ddmdoro added this to ddmdoro's ideas
August 25, 2013
Comforts of Home added this to redecor the farm house
August 23, 2013
runner up stairs
annie350 added this to annie350's ideas
August 23, 2013
Love this transformation
Kim Goode added this to florida home
August 23, 2013
Love the stars
kholland22 added this to kholland22's Favorites
August 21, 2013
cgm1 added this to Beach house
August 18, 2013
$200 stairs...a cottage rose might be cute too
vkeating added this to vkeating's Favorites
August 17, 2013
Painted stairs
lovesmontauk added this to lovesmontauk's ideas
August 16, 2013
gfiredog added this to Vero
August 16, 2013
Rug for upstairs
bobsdaughter added this to bobsdaughter's Ideas
August 15, 2013
dinatsend added this to Basement
August 14, 2013
runner on painted stair
pvcon added this to Beach House
August 13, 2013
ksoeze12 added this to stairs
August 13, 2013
all white stairs
jtm1219 added this to jtm1219's ideas
August 8, 2013
laurabeaune added this to cottage
August 6, 2013
bvandco added this to Stairs Ideas
August 3, 2013
Love this runner and colour combo!
oreocat123 added this to oreocat123's ideas
August 1, 2013
like the runner
tadbad001 added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 31, 2013
whitewash stairs
Catie Chase added this to catiehmb's GLP ideas
July 31, 2013
stair paint
sherrycoz added this to sherrycoz's ideas
July 30, 2013
fun runners
sophiejdouglas added this to sophiejdouglas's ideas
July 29, 2013
kbmacmillan added this to MacMillan Mudroom: 14 Wheaton Way
July 19, 2013
painted stairs and runner
kbmacmillan added this to stairs
July 19, 2013
runner on painted stairs
susanmarshall added this to Staircase
July 11, 2013
white steps
willyboy added this to el camino
July 6, 2013
primer under porch paint
shbotti added this to shbotti's ideas
June 30, 2013
shramanshouse added this to shramanshouse's ideas
June 29, 2013
cute stairs
ernzy3 added this to staircase ideas
June 28, 2013
Fresh look...creative
juliannecp added this to Bev's kitchen
June 26, 2013
A fun pattern on painted stairs runner
inhisgrace7 added this to Living Room Ideas
June 23, 2013
oh my goodness love the yellow and stars
home_is_where_the_heart_is added this to home_is_where_the_heart_is's Ideas
June 22, 2013
Floor 1 to floor 2 stairs
lismsmit added this to lismsmit's Ideas
June 19, 2013
nancybc added this to floors
June 16, 2013
white floors
angelruiz added this to angelruiz's Ideas
June 9, 2013
puss_in_boots added this to puss_in_boots's Ideas
June 8, 2013
tysonsnana added this to beach cottage
June 3, 2013
Would stensil
joeygirl18 added this to joeygirl18's Ideas
June 2, 2013
Painted white floors
julieaboucher added this to cottage
May 31, 2013
carolbishop57 added this to Home Office Ideas
May 30, 2013
runner for leah
csusm added this to Living Room Ideas
May 29, 2013
runner on stairs over paint
jerrideardorff added this to jerrideardorff's ideas
May 29, 2013
Cute carpet idea. Perhaps for stairs in cottage?
Jaimie Rueter added this to materials/finishes
May 27, 2013
runner on stairs
lynnraynor added this to lynnraynor's Ideas
May 26, 2013
35upperterraceroad added this to Stairway_Make-over
May 26, 2013
Chris Dutton added this to chris_dutton's ideas
May 25, 2013
diagonal stair on landing
beverly0814 added this to Beverly0814's ideas
May 22, 2013
Great idea for beach house stairs
mamarosebud7255 added this to mamarosebud7255's Ideas
May 21, 2013
Runner from Garnet Hill
lfrossard added this to lfrossard's Ideas
May 19, 2013
star rug
mshannononeill added this to Staircase runners
May 19, 2013
for basement stairs?
Jamie Hugoson added this to jamie_hugoson's ideas
May 17, 2013
Love this runner!!
Elaine Downer added this to elaine_downer's Ideas
May 14, 2013
So clever what a transformation!
Debbie Brennan added this to debbie_brennan's ideas
May 9, 2013
Starfish runner....could paint!
niamhnb added this to niamhnb's Ideas
May 8, 2013
Decked Out Spaces added this to Basements
May 6, 2013
Stair runner
silerkd70 added this to silerkd70's ideas
May 5, 2013
carpet on stairs
glamourous40 added this to cottage
May 4, 2013
Like stairs
kansasbrick added this to Paint Ideas
May 4, 2013
Could paint a 'runner' on basement steps, or do this with heavy duty fabric and carpet tacks and staples
carriepugh added this to beach house
May 3, 2013
Very cute
jneinrob added this to misc
May 2, 2013
Painted stairs
dmerrit added this to Stairways
April 28, 2013
Tin Bucket with flowers
miriamkinkaid added this to Cottage
April 26, 2013
cute pot idea
Sarah Duke added this to entry
April 25, 2013
Cute! Painted stairs with a runner!
Sarah Cote added this to stairs
April 25, 2013
bigoandjulie added this to stairs
April 25, 2013
Jen Movizzo added this to jen_movizzo's Ideas
April 25, 2013
tmclkldy added this to generl
April 24, 2013
paint stairs and use runner
dkosmont added this to Laguna house
April 23, 2013
Cute stairs
Kathryn Sebade added this to kathryn_sebade's ideas
April 23, 2013
MLB Designs & Boutique added this to adkstyle's Ideas
April 21, 2013
Someone give me that "Star" Carpet pls!!! Looks fab!!!
jlc75 added this to jlc75's Ideas
April 21, 2013
coldcreeklivin added this to coldcreeklivin's Ideas
April 17, 2013
Carpet on stair
elledecor added this to Baja
April 17, 2013
Great color
rebeccaann added this to rebeccaann's ideas
April 16, 2013
yellow white starred runner-garnet hill 3 coats kilz primer white, 1 coat white latex porch paint
sdenicola58 added this to sdenicola58's Favorites
April 15, 2013
acca added this to acca's ideas
April 14, 2013
flowers in metal can
lbora added this to Living Room Ideas
April 14, 2013
love the carpet
hotsudge added this to stair runner
April 13, 2013
this is fresh and lively - so beautiful
trailorqueen added this to trailorqueen's Ideas
April 12, 2013
taniawynn2 added this to taniawynn2's Ideas
April 12, 2013
Love the stairs
Donna Young added this to donna_young's ideas
April 12, 2013
LOVE THIS....color, stars, on the stairs.
5avex added this to patios
April 10, 2013
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April 9, 2013
cagesjamtoo added this to basement
April 9, 2013
For basement stairs
markamy added this to markamy's Ideas
April 8, 2013
callalily02 added this to callalily02's Ideas
April 8, 2013
Yolande added this to decorating
April 7, 2013
good colour for lounge suite
Madra Fulton added this to madra_fulton's Ideas
April 6, 2013
stair makeover
jeanblomme added this to jeanblomme's ideas
April 6, 2013
Stairway painting
dkstarfish added this to dkstarfish's ideas
April 6, 2013
stair runner Garnet Hill
Gia Shaw added this to Hallways
April 6, 2013
With $200 and elbow grease, Southwell transformed a 1970s shag-carpeted stairway into a cheery beach-inspired space. "We're happy with how it turned out," she says. "I just wanted a casual, bright, whitewashed look for a beach cottage for our young family. My husband didn't want me to run up a credit card. We call it a win-win." The stairs lead from the home's living area to the upstairs bedrooms.
burgessbaker added this to entry
April 4, 2013
hqh1012 added this to hqh1012's ideas
April 4, 2013
Painted walls - keeping paneling??
cciaccio added this to cciaccio's ideas
April 4, 2013
jbonn51 added this to jbonn51's ideas
April 4, 2013
possible new look for basement steps
1thompson added this to 1thompson's ideas
April 3, 2013
heidiheckdallas added this to stairway
April 3, 2013
jordan peterson interior design added this to stairs
April 3, 2013
durable, fun stair runner to upper loft
svamplew added this to svamplew's ideas
April 3, 2013
great for lakehouse
Bri Loesch added this to bri_loesch's home decorating ideas
April 3, 2013
amazing before and after
stokesp added this to stokesp's ideas
April 3, 2013
lizmca added this to lizmca's ideas
April 3, 2013
Stairs with carpet runner
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April 3, 2013
kasey6429 added this to B&b
April 3, 2013
Basement stairs
bellewood added this to bellewood's ideas
April 2, 2013
star carpet runner
Lesley White added this to lesley_white's ideas
April 2, 2013
carpet and technique
phyllisanne added this to phyllisanne's Ideas
April 2, 2013
total transformation
kmagnant added this to kmagnant's ideas
April 2, 2013
painted stairs
lboleary added this to lboleary's ideas
April 2, 2013
cool runner
dmogensen added this to dmogensen's ideas
April 2, 2013
Stairs - painted runner
sherhoward added this to sherhoward's ideas
April 2, 2013
painted paneling & star runner
dwheeler57 added this to dwheeler57's ideas
April 2, 2013
yellow stairs
lookatlight added this to like it
April 1, 2013
for downstairs?
vsbalik added this to Basement Ideas
April 1, 2013
Idea for basement stairs
trudiallen added this to cottage
April 1, 2013
Bright and cheerful
cdbeale added this to remodeling ideas
April 1, 2013
upstairs steps
claudiakk added this to claudiakk's Ideas
April 1, 2013
to go upstairs
torazzi added this to torazzi's Ideas
April 1, 2013
Stair runner
amandineladouce added this to Lobby ideas
April 1, 2013
Escalier avec tapis original - me fait penser à Windigo (escalier en bois peint + tapis-prélart)
christietoo added this to LAKE SIDE HOUSE IDEAS
April 1, 2013
STAIR DESIGN With $200 and elbow grease, Southwell transformed a 1970s shag-carpeted stairway into a cheery beach-inspired space. A casual, bright, whitewashed look for a beach cottage. We call it a win-win." The stairs lead from the home's living area to the upstairs bedrooms.
dianas62 added this to dianas62's ideas
April 1, 2013
cool idea
Marko Babineau added this to marko_babineau's ideas
April 1, 2013
emeraldcay88 added this to common area
April 1, 2013
valpal25 added this to valpal25's ideas
April 1, 2013
Classic cheapo before & after - such a great example of how you don't have to live with gross even if you have no money. Love it!
trooood added this to trooood's ideas
April 1, 2013
Inexpensive stairs
wendyb54 added this to wendyb54's Ideas
April 1, 2013
Runner by Garnet Hill (two years ago)
deborahmccarthy added this to deborahmccarthy's Ideas
April 1, 2013
happy carpet
jbsilva added this to Living Room
April 1, 2013
selonomonas added this to selonomonas's Ideas
April 1, 2013
Really nice makeover! Perfect for a beach house!
Angela Francis Interiors, LLC added this to Adding Interest
April 1, 2013
They added a simple finial to the bannister and it dressed it up. By painting the dark, cheap paneling and stairs, it freshened and updated the space. The rug stair runner protects the painted floor, and adds color.
rtchavanne added this to rtchavanne's ideas
April 1, 2013
great stairs with rug runner, but the pot of flowers is cute too
threedecks added this to threedecks's ideas
April 1, 2013
Nicer staircase
rlep13 added this to Staten Island ideas
April 1, 2013
painted stairs
susidoug added this to susidoug's ideas
April 1, 2013
stair runner
acouch added this to Great Living & Family rooms
April 1, 2013
After sanding and applying 3-4 coats of Kilz, a runner from Garnet Hill was stapled and carpet tacket down.
Krista Wissink added this to Landscape Ideas
April 1, 2013
love the bucket
weisslaura added this to Basements
April 1, 2013
so cheerful.
cdconklin added this to cdconklin's ideas
April 1, 2013
colors and newel
poppybarbara added this to poppybarbara's ideas
April 1, 2013
Cheap stair idea
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April 1, 2013
Bright and cheerful for cottage
Kirsty Hammond added this to kirsty_hammond's ideas
April 1, 2013
karlabureau added this to Basement
April 1, 2013
paint this on stairs
Cindy Walter added this to ideas for Elliott
April 1, 2013
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