This season, I find that I’m really drawn to rooms that are full of texture. That’s one of the reasons that this shot of staircase by Jason Donnelly Photography stopped me in my tracks. Just look at all of the different textures in this space: the straight lines of the planed wood, the bumpiness of the jute baskets, even the very organic grass in the vase has it’s own unique texture. You’ll notice that there is very little color in this space–most of the visual interest comes from all of the different textures.
Aside from the great use of shapes and textures on this staircase, I just love all the details that went into this. Things like the picture ledge and the storage bench make this a room that is as useful as it is pretty.
I’m excited to share all of the tutorials I found online (see below) that can help you put together a similar look in your own home.
1. A Picture Ledge
Along with her tutorial for installing board and batten panels, Centsational Girl offers tips on creating a picture ledge above your paneling.
2. Horizontal Planked Panelling
View a tutorial full of pictures that walks you through the process of covering walls in horizontal planking at House Tweaking. The end result is very similar to the walls in my inspiration photo!
3. Staircase Makeover
Remodelaholic completely redid a staircase–pulling up carpets, staining the treads, switching out the dated spindles for something that looked more customized. Check out their reveal for some encouragement and inspiration.
4. Built In Storage Bench
Love the bench with built-in storage in my inspiration photo? Here’s a similar bench–with roll out storage bins–at Being Home.
5. Braided Jute Basekts
This braided jute basket from Celebrate Creativity isn’t hard to make, and lends plenty of texture to a space.
One thing I’m bummed that I couldn’t find a good DIY tutorial for is the gorgeous geometric spindles on the stairway railings. Have any of you seen something similar online? Was there a tutorial? Let me know in the comments, pretty please!