This is beautiful and exactly what we are planning to do, including the contrast between the light wood floor on the first floor and
color wood (chocolate brown) on the stairs. But we are really struggling to figure out what to do on the second floor hallway where it meets the stairs. Did you use hardwood on the second floor hallway? If so, did it match the ligher or darker color. If you used carpet, what color did you use (a
runner pattern, and the white board running up the
with the pattern. Look closer: Avoid flooring that looks too uniform, edgy or mass produced (this is not the time to lay vinyl tiles or experiment with concrete). The slate in this entry bears striking variations in color that show nature's hand at work, and each piece has a one-of-a-kind pattern that no
solid wood entry door with substantial hardware tells us these folks want things that are grounded, while the abundance of wide and handsome white trim tells us they are definitely living in the 21st century.