Designer Diaries: The Stairway Progress

One thing I love about the old homes in Waterbury that is hard to find with newer builds in Des Moines is the grand, traditional staircase a lot of them have. When we walked into this house for the first time, the staircase immediately caught my attention. It creates such a pretty entry into the rest of the home.


As pretty as the wood is, there was a lot of it and the goal of the design was to keep the original pieces intact but giving them an updated feel. Paint was the main change and it definitely made an impact.


I still need to find the perfect rug for this space. Maybe next week I’ll show a few options that I’m considering and get your input!

Meghan Blum