If we can't refinish the stairs then this might work. DIY: How To Cut, Paint & Install Stair Treads + How To Remove Carpeting + How To Install A Stair Runner (awesome step-by-step tutorial & pictures!) - these are excellent tutorials!
An interiors crush and interview with German photographer Petra Reger who is at home in a factory. // this sun room would be everything!
Hotel Henriette in Paris. The perfect boutique design hotel for a surprise? I love a little courtyard!