Progress On Our Florida House

updated staircase bannnister

Before and After: Our staircase bannister


I’ve finally sorted through the majority of the zillion images that I took of our Florida place. 

This most recent trip was our first time seeing our new staircase (and bathroom) in person, and it did not disappoint! 

We are so happy with the way everything came out and how it literally transformed the whole space.

The layout of this house is wide open and basically built around the stairs, so getting this element right was pretty crucial. 

I searched everywhere for the “before” image of all the black iron railings and I’m thrilled to have finally found it (from two years ago when we first closed on the house). 

Originally, we thought we could get by with just painting the railings white, but that ended up not really working. 

Once I saw how great the new rail looked, I re-zhushed the console in this photo to work better with the space. 

We also got some dining room pieces delivered and happily that space is finally coming together as well. 

Next week I’ll post a few more updates on some smaller projects we’re working on down there.

For the first few updates on Florida, click here, here, here and here.





And these are the “before” shots:




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  1. Merlin wrote:

    "Zowie!" franki

    Published on 1.17.14 · Reply
  2. Love, the new staircase! And the rug in the dining room. The plastic chair in the before living room is priceless, though, LOL. I wish our renovation would be there yet to start with the decor, too.

    Published on 4.7.13 · Reply
  3. Oh my goodness, I just love your staircase. What a beautiful home!


    Published on 3.29.13 · Reply
  4. What a difference! It's all Zhushed up!

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  5. When can we come visit?! So pretty and fresh!
    C + C

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  6. The railing is AWESOME!!! It all looks fantastic!

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  7. Stacey wrote:

    Looks great and love the arch detail!

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  8. A ndrea wrote:

    Ohhh, pretty please post more pics of the Martinique bathroom!! 🙂 It looks like you cut the leaves to "grow" onto the ceiling… I am considering doing this with my Carleton V Brazilliance and would love to see exactly how you have done yours! It looks fantastic!!

    The Glam Pad

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  9. Raina Cox wrote:

    Night and day between the old and new staircases. Night and day!

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  10. THAT STAIRCASE is truly a masterpiece! Love your whole place.

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  11. Sue so gorgeous, light and open; I could move right in!
    Art by Karena

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  12. wow, that staircase is a work of art…it really makes such a difference. Love all the details like the mirror and the table with the basket perfectly underneath…and that light fixture…so gorgeous!

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  13. looks amaze!

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  14. the railing change-up is amazing. love the new chippendale railing and WHITE, yes. your furniture pieces really shine, I do like the kinda spare look right now! great job, donna

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  15. Ok this is going to be incredible. I am obsessed with the dining room. That table!! OMG!!

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  16. stephanie wrote:

    Wow! So clean and fresh. Love the new look!

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
  17. What a transformation – looking good! I love that console table with the basket.

    Published on 3.28.13 · Reply
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