There’s a phenomenon called The Instagram Effect. In interior terms, it’s what a space in your home used to look like before Instagram and how it looks after you’ve been grammed to within an inch by the most gorgeous and inspirational Insta-worthy interiors.
Such is the way with the OneandSeventy staircase.
I can’t help it. A bare wall just screams DRESS ME!
And I do hate to disappoint.
Creating a Staircase Gallery Wall
Our staircase started out like any other plain old boring wall. Before Homesense blindsided me with an Instagram favourite – The Neon Peace Sign. Now we have a full-on staircase gallery and I think it might actually be my favourite yet.
Because as every interiors grammer knows, no insta-worthy home would be complete without greenery.
Then, of course, there are the Suzy makes.
Well… it wouldn’t be a OneandSeventy gallery without a few of my own creations, now would it?
Like a very special date immortalised in ‘galvanised’ wooden numbers and “Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner” – a lyrical reminder of my roots dreamed up on a journey home from London.
Art inspired by Harry Potter that makes use of the Gryffindor badge from a Halloween costume (had to get the H-word in there somewhere!) It’s also a two-finger salute to The Bestie who went to a la-di-dah private function at Warner Brothers WITHOUT ME and thought Platform 9¾ tissue paper would make up for it.
No. No, it didn’t.
There’s my little piece of dark Alice whimsy.
And memories of Hawaii – “Kuuipo” means “My Sweetheart” and Ku’u Aloha means “My Love”.
I made a surname and zip code monogram in celebration of our wedding venue.
And an ombré skull – the pre-cursor to the one in the bathroom… only better.
Then last but not least… the finest damn word in the entire English language.
I have more frames laid out in the office, waiting to be filled but you know what? I think it’s done. I really like how this staircase gallery has come together and I’m happy with the shape and content.
What do you think? Does it need anything else?
A hui hou,
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