Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Town Home Tour: Stair Decor, Half-Bath, & Garage

Our town home is three stories tall, so we have a lot of wall space along our staircases.

When you enter the house you see our photo collage wall. This wall has pictures from our wedding, honeymoon, childhood, and parent's weddings.

You'll see that I love decorating with photos. I think it's genetic. If you think I'm bad, you should see my parents and grandma's houses!

On the next set of stairs near the living room, we have these beautiful pictures of Huntington Beach that were taken by a local artist.

On the final set of stairs, I have two more photo collages of our USC days. 

 I recently went to my parents house and cleaned out my old room there (it only took me 11 years to let them have "my" room back). In that room were SIX photo collages from college and high school. Holy photo overkill Batman. So, I narrowed down my favorite pictures and consolidated the college ones into just these two frames. I just love looking at them. Such fun memories!

On the final part of the stairs is this nook/landing. I put the "Keep Calm" poster there, even though I want to replace it since that trend is a little overplayed. Good pop of color for now.

Also, I wanted to share the "half-bathroom" that is located on the second floor. 
I made this the "beach" themed bathroom and added our wedding shadowbox in there. The Mr. and I bought that fun hutch at Ikea on sale for $30. It looks great and added some much-needed storage space.

Finally, here is our garage!
I LOVE having a garage! You can see it's still a work in progress, but we've at least got pretty much everything off the ground/boxes and organized onto shelves. Now I just need to pretty them up a bit. Any tips?

These shelves are from Ikea and were very affordable and functional. Bikes and surfboards are also up on racks (not pictured).

Next, I'll share our Office/Guest Room. I was going to share that next but my pictures of it turned out to be total crap. So I need to retake them. So that will be the final stop on the tour.


Jodi said...

I know what you mean about the Keep Calm and Carry On being so overdone now but I still LOVE it and I think that pop of color looks nice! I love photos too and have them EVERYWHERE in my apartment!

Mrs.Olson said...

I think sturdy canvas box things would be pretty. I cant figure out what they are called. You could even monogram them or put labels on them. Check out 31 bags online. I am sure someone in your area sells them.

Keep up posts !!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

The pictures along the wall are great! Nicely done!

The Southbay Newlyweds said...

come decorate my place!!! :) I LOVE hanging pictures up... infact now that I have a trying to figure out how to hang more! Cause I love them all!! hard to part with any pictures!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I love all your photos! It's such a great idea to hang up wedding ones alongside your childhood ones. I need to take a page from your book and display more of ours!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love all those collages! I'm big on hanging photos too. I love that shadow box that you did. It looks great!

Shoshanah said...

I love decorating with photos too, and I think I've always been a bit obsessed with photos all over staircases.

Candice said...

They are definitely every where now, but if I recall you actually got one aaages before they became as crazy popular as they are now! So I vote keep it trendsetter :) It looks fabulous there, and eventually the craze will die out and you'll still have your original!

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