Go Ahead and Stair
Half walls are never fun. In fact, they are like half the fun. And this one in our foyer was driving me in circles…literally. Not only was it a half wall going up the stairs but it curved into a full wall…making it confusing.
I saw in an old Pottery Barn catalog where the designer put frames stair-stepping up the wall besides steps. And actually my mom had a similar arrangement for YEARS when I was growing up. So I pulled out my frame stash (90% of them were white and from Ikea) to see what I could come up with. Basically I just wanted to blend the halfer with the fuller.
There was no plan. I didn’t cut out newspaper or wrapping paper (a la gallery-wall-creating-technique of my girl Sherry) – I just put up the big frames and filled in around with littler frames. This was it about half way through.
I continued it up the wall….and I think the single frame that helps the entire thing seem like a cohesive unit is the one that extends on the full wall above the half wall. It changes the entire arrangement.
Of course, right now all the frames contain random art from their last homes….so I still have to figure that out.
I think the half wall isn’t so bad now. Kinda like the idea of karaoke when you are drinking a pint…it becomes more appealing.
Not that I would know mom….seeing as how I have never tasted that devil’s brew.
No no no. I prefer shots