Joel Snayd
Interior Designers & Decorators
Sleeping Loft beach style staircase

Sleeping Loft

A nautical collage adorns the wall as you emerge into the light and airy loft space. Family photos and heirlooms were combined with traditional nautical elements to create a collage with emotional connection. Behind the white flowing curtains are built in beds each adorned with a nautical reading light and built-in hideaway niches. The space is light and airy with painted gray floors, all white walls, old rustic beams and headers, wood paneling, tongue and groove ceilings, dormers, vintage rattan furniture, mid-century painted pieces, and a cool hangout spot for the kids.

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sunlvrstwo wrote:
Love the hooks you used for the rope, what are they. - Would like to do the rope on our staircase.yes
   Comment   October 29, 2013
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Joel Snayd
Hey there, not sure which hooks you are referring to? We recently blogged about the custom rope curtains here:
January 9, 2014 at 2:23pm   
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pammy1222 wrote:
Width of stairs - We are considering an attic renovation and my husband is concerned the existing stairs are too narrow. What's the minimum stair width we could get by with? Ours are 30". Any comments or ideas? Thanks.
   Comment   March 4, 2012
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Comfortable stairs are 42" wide. There are minimums per will have to check your local building codes for that.
March 8, 2012 at 11:18am     
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apearlroth wrote:
Splash of yellow - What color paint was used on the yellow desk and chair? It's very cheerful.
   Comment   February 26, 2014
Jeanne Exner wrote:
Drapery panel treatment - Hi! I love this house! Can you tell me how you did the rope hanging treatment for the drapery panels for the bunk beds? I plan to try this in our home. I would also like photos if they're available! Thank you!
   Comment   July 10, 2013
hanrahank wrote:
What color did you paint the stair treads?
     Comment   January 17, 2013
katiedid59 wrote:
Love everything about this. - Is there anywhere I can see and or purchase the floor plans? Does it have a third floor? Master downstairs? We just purchased a lot on a lake and are looking to build next year.
   Comment   November 22, 2012

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Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: Sweet Georgia Summer Beach Home
The loft area upstairs is completely open, which not only creates a communal space but also saved money on framing. "This home isn't about walls and constraints; it's about being communal and together as a family," says Joel. Instead of walls, curtains from Pottery Barn were hung from iron curtain rods with rope. The flooring material in the loft is painted porch-grade hardwood, which also cut down on cost.
Thwart the difficult mission of finding the perfect-size piece to fill a narrow stairwell by grouping together an eclectic array of framed art and mirrors. The placement around this doorway is balanced but not perfectly symmetrical, lending a casual feel.
Samantha Schoech added this to Dip a Toe Into Modern Nautical Style
Notice the rope and canvas curtains. These, along with a few vintage beach-theme trinkets and mirrors shaped like portholes, achieve perfect modern nautical balance.
Michelle Fries, BeDe Design, LLC added this to 10 Ways to Get the Modern Cottage Look
Layer the whites. Keep layering on the whites in your beach cottage, using different shades for depth. Tiny sample cans of paint are perfect for experimenting to find just the right ones. After the paint is up, work in white window treatments and furniture for yet another layer. Then have some fun with the accents.
4. NauticalA popular theme with good reason, nautical style manages to be both classic and fresh — as long as it is approached without too heavy a hand. Keep the nautical look current by steering clear of too many dark woods and an excess of decorative items.You can't go wrong with a crisp, clean color palette of white and blue with bright red accents. Curtains with rope ties inspired by sailcloth, floors painted with a wash of deck paint and a few well-chosen pieces of wall art would complete the look.See more about modern nautical style

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