An artistic railing on interior and exterior structures of a house, with multilevel balconies, is a creative showpiece.
This rare custom home design was in need of equally special railings. With so many options in handrails, there are very few that have truly random designs, where each and every one is unique. These artistic handrails all have different shapes and patterns since they are made with sticks and branches from the mountain laurel tree.
Architectural details, such as the glass windows and plank floor boards, create stark and stunning geometrical forms. At the same time, branches in the handrails soften the look with their sinuous shapes. As a finishing touch, a long Mountain Laurel branch with its natural curve serves as a banister along the foyer steps.
Notice in the picture how branch railings convey spaciousness by opening up the view to the lower and upper balconies. Instead of looking at a half wall or boring vertical balusters, visitors focus their eyes on artistic twig and branch railings with awe.
The railings on the exterior balconies coordinate seamlessly with those in the interior for a cohesive look. That’s the beauty of Mountain Laurel Handrails—they work equally well inside or out. Incidentally, the curious dog appears very content enjoying the unobstructed view from the balcony.
In the picture below, the railing functions as a divider and safety feature for the split level, sunken room. But that’s not all. A Mountain Laurel railing filled with uniquely shaped branches stands out as a work of art. Here, meandering twigs cluster in the center on the bottom rail and then flair up and out creating a picturesque design.
See in this picture how the silhouettes of the branches when lit from behind look sinuous and shapely. As each day progresses, the character of the handrail changes also since the light strikes differently throughout the day.
Artistic railing on interior and exterior balconies is much more than a safety element—it makes the most creative and attractive design feature. Carpenters working in woodshops nestled in the Smoky Mountains produce magnificent works of art for your deck, balcony and stairs. Click here for more information.