Design direction for the staircase

When I first found this post on Centsational Girl I read it through many times. I loved the painted risers and treads and the use of the woven cotton rug from Dash & Albert made a lot of sense. The pile was not too thick to make it easy for stapling, the cotton would be hard wearing and most importantly, they came in a variety of colours and patterns. Here were a couple I thought very seriously about.

So I know that this whole post seems like a big endorsement for Dash & Albert and you're probably thinking that we chose one of these beautiful rugs for our stairs but guess what?! We didn't! I looked and looked at all these rugs and just couldn't choose one of them. Some them were the wrong colour, some the wrong pattern, all of them beautiful but none of them perfect for my stairs. Stay tuned and I'll show you the rug I DID choose!