My Place: Modern Bungalow / The Stair Project

If you follow Stone Textile on Instagram you will know that we recently bought our first home in Austin (follow along using #modernbungalow).  It was built in 2010 but, there are still a few upgrades + design projects that we need to accomplish.  One major one was a carpet-on-wall situation.   Yes, we bought a house with ugly gray carpet on the staircase walls.  This week we had it removed and I could not be happier.  Here are some before + after photos…


Before:  Gray carpet, dark brown railing, aluminum stair edging.
stairs_before 1


Progress:  Carpet is off!  Drywall needs to go up to create a smooth surface for paint.Stairs_After 1

After:  Dark walls painted using Benjamin Moore “Ebony King”, railing painted with Metallic Masters / Smoke Gray, since I love brass anything we switched out the stair edging.  I always think the  little things that really give character to a space..even if it is just a staircase!stairs_after 2

I found this vintage piece at the Austin Antique Mall a few months ago…love how it looks in this little nook.  There are three sconces that will go in the staircase and I cannot decide what to purchase.  Will share my options next week!  Have a great weekend….xx Elizabeth