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Stairs landing help!
January 11, 2013 in Design Dilemma
i have stairs and i have a landing at the top, pretty good amount to work with. I was thinking about adding a small ottomon in the corner, a nice plant and some candles, pictures etc. Please suggest! :)
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I really want to keep the feng shui feel through my home.
January 11, 2013 at 3:59pm   
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Being a booklover, I would put in a bookshelf and maybe a small chair. I think I would use a low - 4'-bookshelf that would "ground" the area, rather than a tall unit that would carry the eye up any more than it already does due to the steps. Then you could add a small lamp or candles on the top shelf of the bookcase and pictureson the wall. I am not familiar with Feng Shui so I don't know if this contradicts the philosophy or not.
January 11, 2013 at 4:14pm     
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It doesn't appear you have a power point for a lamp, which restricts ideas a bit. I love dabbling in feng shui but I don't know all the rules. Do you like something like this (ignoring the lamp of course)

January 11, 2013 at 5:02pm     
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January 11, 2013 at 5:03pm     
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Love bobbi's picture of the bookshelves. It doesn't look like you have a lot of room there. How about wallpaper? Add a tiny desk and chair.

January 11, 2013 at 5:13pm     
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I love that bookshelf photo as well. It looks like a built in which I really like.

One thing I'd be cautious of is leaving yourself plenty of room there to move. If you round that corner in a hurry, would a piece of furniture be something you'd be running into often? I'm a klutz so I have to keep things like that in mind ;-)
January 11, 2013 at 5:18pm     
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onthefence, I'm a klutz too! I have to be careful around tall table lamps and 'floating' furniture!
January 11, 2013 at 5:20pm     
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Good old standby Billy bookcases from Ikea would be wonderful there. Even if they take your eye upward, isn't it wonderful to have a place for all your books! Keasey Interior BILLY Bookcase with glass-door
January 11, 2013 at 5:25pm     
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There are quite a few ideas books and photos on landings and nooks. Throw a few words in the search and see what you find. I'm trying to find one in particular without success.

Klutz No. 3 here. If you can walk into it, trip over it or stub your toe on it, I will.
January 11, 2013 at 5:30pm     
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oh i LOVE the bookshelf idea. Seriously, who doesn't need a a bookshelf?
January 11, 2013 at 5:47pm     
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im a poet and i have several notebooks, and poetry books etc, i am loving the bookshelf idea.
January 12, 2013 at 8:16am     
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Obviously Carolyn and I share the same great taste! We posted the same pic :))
January 12, 2013 at 9:20am     
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
So we did! Great minds, etc.
January 12, 2013 at 9:50am     
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