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Pink stair runner for my Victorian house in London. I’ve always wanted one for the stairs in my entryway.

That dream came true last week, when my newly ordered Off The Loom – Pretty Pink –Morden stair runner from Bowloom arrived. pink stair runner It’s made from 100% pure New Zealand wool in a 3 ply yarn and feels super soft and luxurious to the feet. pink stair runner Doesn’t it look wonderful? My hallway now looks complete, with the added bonus of warmth and happiness. hallway lights from Curiousa and Curiousa I can now see how the “Before” looked much colder. pink stair runner from Bowloom The pretty pink of the stair runner really pops against the pink floral design of my Graham and Brown Bloomsbury wallpaper. Morden pink stair runner The whole process of ordering to the final fitting from Bowloom was seamless.

It only took a few hours to install, and was done so professionally. This happy colour really brings a spring to my step.

It’s soft touch, non slip texture has certainly muffled the noise of going up and down the stairs too.

The weave is beautiful and doesn’t appear to bobble or pile. It also vacuums easily. If you fancy getting a pretty pink stair runner, or indeed any other other designs, then I highly recommend Bowloom.

They have over 60 years experience in the manufacture, design and installation of carpets for both residential and commercial projects.

My Victorian hall and stairway now feels complete. Hope you like it too?

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. I will be back with more interiors post soon.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The Morden runner and installation were provided by Bowloom).

Creating patterned Stair Risers with Farrow & Ball

May seems to be the month for home revamps.

Hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve done so far to my son’s bedroom,  my workspace and my newly upholstered sofa.

Today’s post is all about being creative with paint.

It’s all about the creative use of paint beyond walls, and to consider the room as a whole, taking into account the ceilings, floors and trims.

I’ve decided to paint my stairs. My stairs is a Farrow & Ball Cornforth white which has a greyish tone to it.

There are so many ways of how you could add colour to your stairs.  I toyed with the idea of painting the risers in blocks of different pastel shades or a blue ombré effect but in the end, we opted for stencilling.

The thought of stencilling may fill some with dread, especially if you are imagining that 1980s stippling effect with paint.

I was happy with stippling, as long as the end result was not a dot and speck effect. We decided to use a Farrow & Ball wallpaper pattern for the design. I chose the Enigma pattern that I previously featured for Farrow & Ball’s 70th anniversary. Before the work on the stairs got started, I had the hallway painted in a Farrow & Ball All White. creating patterned stair risers with Farrow & Ball Then came the fun part, the selection of colours. My advice here is to get tester pots to test against the background colour. Each of Farrow & Ball paint colours have a complementary white which will subtly balance the scheme for a more considered feel. I picked Dayroom Yellow,  Blue Ground, Nancy’s Blush, Green Blue and Pink Ground to go against the Cornforth White. What do you think of the new look?

Hope this has inspired you to create your own patterned stair risers at home.  The rich colours and surprising finish combinations of Farrow & Ball paints are amazing. You can add colour to the most unexpected of places, creating a striking design statement at home.

I’ve included the video shot in my home, showing the whole process with steps explained.

Finally, wishing you all a wonderful weekend and new start to your week.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell.  Robin Kitchin  filmed the video and Bryony of Christie Decorating  did the painting and stencils. This post has been sponsored by Farrow & Ball).

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