Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Banister remix...

Dilemma!!! I want to keep the banisters in my home but feel they may be too "colonial" for the eclectic, vintage-meets-modern look that I'm creating in our new place. I'm now wondering if there is any way to "modernize" the banisters with different stain options or by incorporating different materials like stainless steel or painted iron.

Maybe inspiration will come after browsing some beautiful stair cases.

Maybe dark stained banisters (to match our dark furniture, sprinkled throughout the house) with white balusters, white risers and lighter color treads in the same color of our floors?
(Pictures courtesy of A Life's Design)

 We could go uber-modern/ industrial and add something like the staircase with horizontal, metal balusters or a modern take on a built-in like this staircase by London-based Levitate Architects.