Shannon Berrey

Stair Schizophrenia

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Don't you love to walk into a home and be greeted by a big beautiful staircase? The style of a staircase can really give you a flavor of whats to come in the rest of the home. The end of the staircase, the newel post, is the show-off detail of the stairs and yet it is often overlooked.

 Are you familiar with all the different components of a staircase? 

{designing your perfect home}

There's a lot to it, right?!

I am just about ready to tackle my own staircase redo and I am super excited. The original carpet covering my stairs will be ripped up and replaced with hardwood and a runner. I am also trying to convince my hubby that our uber colonial contractor newels, and balusters need to be given the heave-ho. Here are some of the pics I have been storing at pinterest.

{pinterest via prettystufftumblr.com}

 

My favorite look is this simple box style. 

 

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 {pinterest via houseandhome}

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{pinterest via nikinikinine.blogspot} 

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 {pinterest via folderofideas.blogspot.com}

 

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{pinterest via decorpad}

 

Although I love the look of the clean, painted box newels above, I equally love this rustic

detail-free salvaged wood newel post {hubs is not a fan}.

 

{serena and lily}

And yet these fat carved newels are quite tempting.

 

{pinterest via bhg.com}
    
I have even played with the idea of these victorian inspired balusters. The flat silhouettes add such a fun flavor.
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{pinterest via littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com}
 
 
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{pinterest via houzz.com}
 
And if that weren't enough to choose from, I also like the idea of doing a take on a simplified classic revival inspired staircase...
 
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{pinterest via parlourhomeblog}
 
Lots of decisions to make!
 
We are hoping to do this ourselves so I will take you along when we finally get started.
And, if you want to see more of my pins, check them out on pinterest.



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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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