Friday, January 25, 2013

Doctor's Orders

I love my vet. 
Teddy fell down our hardwood stairs. They are steep and slick. I know what you're thinking. Time for a baby gate. Sure, that is everyone's suggestion. My vet, however, thought nothing of my solution: We'll just get a carpet runner. Easy peasy. Plus, sooooo much safer for the kids and Read (with his artificial hip). Clearly, this is the only option. She didn't bat an eyelash. 
My vet, in her professional opinion, agreed this would be the perfect solution. 
Doctor's orders...
 


 Why on Earth would I opt for a simple solid carpet? It seems the patterns in my house are getting a little crazy, but I love the antelope. It won't show dirt and yes, it was inspired by Amanda Nisbet's wall-to-wall leopard. Remember when Ann painted hers?

Would you do something daring on your stairs? It's often a forgotten surface, but makes such a big impact. 

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Have a happy weekend!
bye bye birdie...

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Since I saw that in the car pic I am wondering if you got that locally? It makes perfect sense to me... safety first, right? I've been debating between cheaper ikat from Ballard for our runner or antelope.... think the decision has been made-- this looks so good.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

I LOVE that antelope!

A Perfect Gray said...

looks fantastic!

Emily C. Cutts said...

I love this! Perfect neutral but fun addition!

Faison said...

That looks great! I also like that beading work on the staircase!

Eliza Smith said...

I was completely confused at first because when I read "Teddy" I was thinking Hooper's father. Now that I've come to my senses Im assuming "Teddy" is a pet. :) Took me a second. Anyway, I'm obsessed with the animal print!!

lawilk said...

Now adding "change stair runner" to the to do list!! Thanks for sharing!

My Interior Life said...

Totally do the antelope! Now, I want to do it too. I've often though about it and think I have a photo pinned somewhere of Sally Wheat's antelope staircase. Do it! Your vet told you too - what else do you need?

Lindsey Suggs said...

Yessss! I'm such a huge antelope fan! I would have it in every room if I could. Love it on the stairs. If I ever have stairs, I'm calling you!

Alecia said...

Where oh where did you get that runner???

 
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