What caught my eye: Colors are similar to ones I have in my house, the side stripes make simple stairs look elegant yet in keeping with simple craftsman cottage style. Dream It, Do It: How to paint a nautical looking staircase.
A Long Island Cottage's Space-Maximizing Renovation
CHIC COASTAL LIVING: The Enchanted Home: Dream Beach House & a Giveaway -- the little bench seat with plump cushion and throw pillows is inspired. Cute little reading nook or a place to shed shoes in the entry hall.