Though a grand foyer with an equally grand staircase would be wonderful, I could even go for a just-big-enough space for some dramatic paint and a stunning table, a space to land before continuing into the house.
|Chanel Alabaster lamps|
I have a fondness for symmetrical balance, but I could go for this, too. The gallery and the arrangement are asymmetrical. The balance of black and white makes the look very all the more stunning. Notice how the photos are all in black and white, providing a subtle repetition of the black shade and table.
As for storage a place for the myriad of cookbooks would be welcome as well, tastefully wrapped in white paper, of course.
Of course, the builder-grade carpet and lowest end carpet cushion have to go. I want beautiful Maple or Cherry wood treads, with a cheetah or antelope runner. But a paint and faux bois treatment may have to due.
|Cheetah Carpet Runner|
These are usually wool, aka, pricey and our budget is small. Perhaps painting the steps, they've already got their share of builder white slopped on them from the building process, and creating a faux bois treatement would work.
|Faux Bois Treatment?|
Of course, all of these ideas can't be used at once. Decisions must be made, costs must be considered. Until then, I can dream.
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