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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul—A New Meaning For ‘Doing The Stairs’

A staircase decorated with "one or two things tucked here and there waiting to be discovered."

Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – 12:41 PM

Come sit with me for awhile and see what I’m bringing to the table ….

I just heard someone say that they did the stairs this morning. Of course the designer in me asked what they did to the stairs, and was met with a look of surprise and then amusement. Then I realized they meant that they actually ran the stairs for exercise! Okay -.what can I say?

My reply? Oh that was simple. Yes of course, I’m on my way to do my stairs. Ach semantics . . .  sooo much fun . . . I love playing with words. As you can see here, I reallllly did my stairs. From top to bottom I ran, wraping, twisting, weaving, adding, subtracting, fluffing, and puffing until I too could triumphantly proclaim , “I ran the stairs today.”

Now I know you all can see most of what went into “the stairs,” however, there is always one or two things tucked here, and there waiting to be discovered. Take a look again to see my little angel nestled quietly on one of the steps. A birds-eye view from the top can easily be seen in the second photo.

I admit that I’m a lighting fanatic and love using mini-LED lights, up-lights, down-lights, and spotlights here, there, and pretty much everywhere.

To keep this stairway from looking matchy-matchy, rigid, store bought, or just downright contrived, I did what I am always preaching; I dug deep into my closets. After culling as many treasures, bits and pieces, and tongue-in-cheek surprises from around my house I did what I too set out to do – I ran the stairs today.

For those looking for a new twist on the same-old, ho-hum table setting, Insul offers her new book, “Tableofferings from the go to tablescaper,” great for hostess gifts and bridal showers. The book is available on Insul’s website http://www.tableofferings.com for $19.99 +S&H, and also available on Amazon. Barnes & Noble  and IndieBound.org in ebook and hardcover. http://getBook.at/Tableofferings.

For children, Insul offers her “I Am Sooo Lucky!!!” Books 1, 2 and 3 available  on Amazon, Barnes & Noble  and IndieBound.org. Book1  – http://getBook.at/book1Lucky, Book2 -http://getBook.at/lucky2, Book3 – http://getBook.at/Lucky3. Prime Amazon members can read for free.

Sharon Insul is the former owner of the Beverly Hills boutique Candle light and… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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