Day 131: Stair Runners!

by MJ Gourd


Day 131 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!

Is there a set of stairs in your house screaming to be noticed?  Or perhaps you have slipped off the wood treads one too many times.  Maybe it's time to bring these spaces to the next level.  MJG Interiors happens to like stripe runners A LOT!  Check out how we have "stepped up" these spaces: 

Before the renovation of this house, these wood treads leading to a play room were a hazard for the 3 active boys that vacationed here.  By painting the treads and adding this bound runner from Weave Tuft we not only added stability but FUN STRIPES! 

Before the renovation of this house, these wood treads leading to a play room were a hazard for the 3 active boys that vacationed here.  By painting the treads and adding this bound runner from Weave Tuft we not only added stability but FUN STRIPES! 

This cotton runner from Dash and Albert was a great way to liven up the stairwell.  We ordered 2 8' runners and had our installer run them up the stairs ending just below the top landing.

This cotton runner from Dash and Albert was a great way to liven up the stairwell.  We ordered 2 8' runners and had our installer run them up the stairs ending just below the top landing.

Our installer graciously stepped out of the way for the shot!  This Prestige Mills carpet was bound by the installer who also added the mitered corner so the stripe could flow up the stairs.  A nice touch in this antique home.

Our installer graciously stepped out of the way for the shot!  This Prestige Mills carpet was bound by the installer who also added the mitered corner so the stripe could flow up the stairs.  A nice touch in this antique home.

The back stairs at this mountain home is jazzed up by this Fleetwood Fox wool runner.  We like to leave about 5"-6" on either side of the runner to show off the tread.

The back stairs at this mountain home is jazzed up by this Fleetwood Fox wool runner.  We like to leave about 5"-6" on either side of the runner to show off the tread.

We finished this project a few years ago, but we still love this runner!  Too bad Karistan doesn't sell it any more.  We'd use it again.  

We finished this project a few years ago, but we still love this runner!  Too bad Karistan doesn't sell it any more.  We'd use it again.  

We like this Weave Tuft carpet, too.  It is the same style and colorway as the first image in this blog!  See how different it can look in this application?  These are "carpet grade" stairs (for the budget conscious) so the carpet is installed "wall to wall: And we have accented it with a gray painted trim.

We like this Weave Tuft carpet, too.  It is the same style and colorway as the first image in this blog!  See how different it can look in this application?  These are "carpet grade" stairs (for the budget conscious) so the carpet is installed "wall to wall: And we have accented it with a gray painted trim.

We would love to see your stairs!  Have any interesting installations to share?  Send them to us and we'll post on our Facebook page (with permission of course) and give credit to manufacturer, installer and photographer!