Dec 13, 2011

My New White Stairs all Decked Out...


Are you ready to see my new foyer colors?

It has been a long time coming!

and truth is...
I still have a long way to go,
but,  Christmas wasn't waiting so I am on break:-)


the new wall color is Pink Granite
by Martha Stewart...

the color is moody..
sometimes grey, sometimes pink..

the wall below and behind the stairs is the same color..


the woodwork is now Deep Cream
by Ralph Lauren...

the room is a shockingly different than last Christmas..


I wrapped the stairs in more Laurel garland
 from the garden...

it is surprisingly fast to hand make garland,
and Laurel leaves are
 easier on your hands than pine...

our little tree this year,
is a simple untrimmed pine...


a bell for Clarence is always a must...


a hand full of small vintage balls,
simple and sweet...


old fashioned strands of tinsel are also a must!

I am usually a glob it on girl,
but I restrained...



simple tissue paper wrapping,
with sprigs of last years Lavender,
and fresh Pine..


Pine and Lavender are my new
 favorite fragrance pairing!



twinkle,  twinkle...

Tonight I am joining...
and


Thanks For Visiting Me Today!

28 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful decorations. I love your paint colors. I was excited to see that you incorporated lavender. I have lavender in my Christmas decor too.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your new paint colors are stunning especially with that gorgeous garland you made and I love the simplicity of that tree.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!

Pamela Gordon said...

So pretty! I love your garland on the stair rail and the tree is just sweet.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

The stairs look amazing! I love the before compared to now.
I love your tree, not the usual huge and fluffy, it's so perfect. Your photos look beautiful!

~Shanon

Marydon said...

That paint is awesome! Gorgeous decor! How sweet the gift touches. The ice skates are just perfect. In all, exquisite share.
Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful....love the colors and your woodwork....it is all stunning :)

Lou Cinda

Marilyn said...

I really like the banisters this year. It looks so fresh, clean, and light. Merry Christmas.♥♫

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

The stairs look beautiful and the garland is wonderful, the scene is "Picture, Perfect"

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my goodness, Bella! No wonder it's taken so long to complete that job! I can't even imagine painting all of those railings and posts! lol! But it turned out just beautiful! What a huge, wonderful difference. :)

xoxo laurie

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Woah...amazing! Love it!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

I love it! Pat

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your photographs are gorgeous. That paint color suits your house perfectly. I love your simple tree and your garland is beautiful!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love the way your staircase looks now! And I love the use of fresh greens in your decorating!

Merry Christmas!
Deanna

Charlene said...

Bella, I have been away from blogland the last month or so (with only a couple of posts & not many visits) but, I miss my friends so much! I had to come visit & see what you've been up to. LOVE the mantle all decked out. And your simple tree is elegant. I think you are on the right track for sure. ENJOY! Merry Christmas! HUGS!
Charlene

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How nice to see your new colors! The white is YUMMY!!!! I love love how you are decorating this year! That wispy tree is dreamy luscious. And your close up photos are so so pretty. Just delightful!xx

jeanetteann said...

It's all so beautiful Bella, like your name xx jeanetteann

awal.ny said...

Oh it looks so pretty. I love your tree. That garland is different, I love the green and white and of course no one can go wrong with white lights.

awal.ny said...

I went and looked at how it used to look in that corner and I just love the color changes. Great job, such a difference.

Cindy said...

Completely love everything about the look. The wall color is ethereal and wonderful, the white is perfect, and the simple little Charlie Brown tree, with minimal fluff, is so so pretty and natural and peaceful. The greens on the garland are a heavenly match to your wall color... it's all fabulous...

Cindy

Linda said...

Hi Bella,

Love the stairs and the photo of the skates!
May all your Christmas dreams come true..

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Amy Kinser said...

Such gorgeous simplicity with that tree and little chair. Love it!

Your stairway is beautiful also!

A Cottage Muse said...

Absolutely beautiful...pinning away!

Miss Gracie's House said...

wow...it is beautiful! Painting my stairway (my newel post is so similar to yours) is one my one-day-get-brave-and-just-do-it list! I'm gonna show this to husband.
Merry Christmas!
Rene

Honey at 2805 said...

This is breathtaking, Bella!

Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

Rusty Hinge said...

Hello Bella, I just found your blog from Cottage Muse and I LOVE IT! You have a great eye and I love your style! I look forward to following your blog!
Maria
www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

Honey at 2805 said...

You have been featured today on Potpourri Friday!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Your Christmas decor is just lovely. I love the simple elegance of it all. Thanks for sharing.