What an awesome shoebox! Organize & Hide your shoes !
Staircase wall: how to gallery wall pictures create efficient, home decor, wall decor
A nautical rope lends a hand as a witty alternative to the standard banister, while family photos and an eclectic art collection line the stairwell. - I like the photo grouping here.
Light floors with dark stair treads
The Chic Technique: Small entryway or foyer - Love this pale blue colour and the stone. The paint is a "Bone China Blue" by The Little Greene Paint Company