In many homes, the stairs are the very first thing you see when you walk in the door.
Whether they are simple or ornate, bare or expertly covered, the stairs can set the tone for the experience people will have when they walk through the door.
In that way, the stairs become the perfect place to create a stunning vignette, a shining moment, that helps define the way the home looks, and even more importantly, the way it feels. We love how the curve in this stunning staircase seems to fit this table. It’s the perfect welcome.
This absolutely breathtaking architecture takes the staircase to a whole new level. This isn’t a staircase that makes a statement upon entrance, it’s a staircase that is a defining part of the home’s entire scheme.
But as much as we love stairs, residential elevators are pretty cool too, such a luxury for hauling groceries and luggage and, of course, a necessity for many. With a chic carpet and a fun light fixture, they can be fabulous looking too!
Speaking of lighting, picking the right fixtures is a must for us in the stairwell. Not only is it crucial for lighting the path but it also helps create a chic design scheme in what could be a plain, boring spot.
From shiplap and classic details that feel perfect for a coastal home,
To more modern touches that further a mood,
To even a gorgeous spiral staircase that not only serves a purpose but also accessorizes a space,
The staircase is so much more than just a utilitarian feature in a home.
With the right attention, it can become another one of a home’s shining moments.
What is your favorite way to decorate a staircase?
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From older houses to brand new, Nest + Company orchestrates perfect interiors, the kind of spaces that transform houses into homes.
One of our favorite things about these designers is that their rooms feel like the kinds of places where every member of the family can feel comfortable. The mix of masculine and feminine in this room feels cozy without being prissy.
Organic shades and natural elements are always the right choice. We love that the bursts of color in this neutral breakfast room come from fruits!
Each of Nest Interiors spaces feels uncluttered and clean, exactly the way we want our homes to feel. The juxtaposition of this modern light fixture with a farm table is so charming.
Of all the spaces in our houses we love to be bright, the kitchen might be our favorite. Maybe it’s because it’s where we start our days, but we love the light streaming in. These original hardwood floors add character galore and give this home a sense of history, despite its modern facelift.
Talk about a view! Wow! This kitchen takes advantage of every inch of spectacular water vista. This kitchen is chic enough to stand alone but simple enough to let the views be the main event.
But these designers are far from one note. Vivid pops of color and whimsical pattern infuse this kitchen with family friendly style.
Simplicity steals the show in this comfy reading nook–and makes a strong case for utilizing the perfect house plant. We love everything about this!
A comfy porch that lets the breeze in is exactly what we need this fall! It’s the perfect season for opening the windows and savoring the breeze. This space is instantly calming.
Layered rugs are a cozy way to really define a space. Speaking of great floors, we’re loving the painted hardwoods we can see in the adjoining bedroom!
This little boy’s bedroom is nothing short of adorable but still in the tone of the rest of Nest + Company’s flawless designs.
A mudroom is, to us, one of home’s great luxuries! It’s a simple spot that keeps the rest of the house looking incredibly chic and clutter free to show off all that hard design work!
Thank you so much for stopping by today, chic readers. We hope you loved Nest + Company’s good taste as much as we did!
We’ll admit it: We’re quite partial to summer. But the fall and winter have one major competitive advantage: so many fun holidays in a row! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day…
It seems like as soon as one holiday is over there isn’t time to even be sad before it’s time for the new holiday to begin!
We love outfitting our homes for each special occasion, savoring the season as it comes.
For us–and for Cathy Graham–that includes setting a beautiful table!
Each page of this gorgeous book is full of tablescape inspiration for every season and every reason to celebrate.
A festive garland is the perfect way to deck the halls this holiday season!
Even a sweet vanity gets a pretty table makeover fit for a queen–or a princess!
One of our favorite things about Cathy Graham is how she transforms the simple parts of our everyday life into something extraordinarily beautiful.