Stairway to Heaven.

If there is a heaven, this is what I imagine going into the light to be like…

I see a  white light… its calm and soothing, yet somehow mysterious… where is this taking me? A beach house’s deck? A sun dappled bedroom? A merry little collection of children’s rooms? A secret library? Who knows… but its probably going to be good, isn’t it?

All in all, its heavenly. I know this would calm me  right down if I were going to meet my maker.

Sooo, now the big question: What does my stairway to hell look like?

Um, let’s see:

How bout the back stairwell from last years Kips Bay? Haha… Its PERFECT! (I couldn’t have gotten a better photo for this if I googled “stairway to hell”, and trust me, I did.) I mean, I get that the designers were textile designers and I don’t HATE the textile, and I get that its supposed to be theatrical, but DOESNT IT look like its leading somewhere ominous? A dungeon? South Park’s Saddam and the Devil are sitting up there aren’t they, its like a the set for a scene in a vulgar yet comic tragedy.

I aint cray-cray am I?

(Oh and also, this isn’t a religious post, and it doesn’t represent my views or not views on heaven and hell. Its about staircases, and their inherent ability to be somehow mysterious and supernatural feeling. Thats all.)

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  1. hahahahahaha! you nailed it.

  2. You are thee funniest and brightest!
    Jamie Herzlinger

  3. Cheri says:

    Nic,ur adorable! Luv seeing what u come up with next! Awesome!

  4. Yep, Kip Bay’s staircase is totally the stairway to hell. Except technically it would have to go downwards…!!! Eeeekk.

  5. Ruth says:

    That staircase at Kips Bay was one of the highlights of the showhouse to me, it was gorgeous in person. But then I always suspected I was going to hell :)

    • Nicole Cohen says:

      Hahahah… I dont hate it, I just think its kinda spooky… don’t you think? That said, it wasn’t the only spooky room in the house, OR even the spookiest! Kips Bay was almost like a haunted mansion this year!