Cedar Deck Railing
Connecting a home’s interior to its exterior and outdoor surroundings is becoming more and more important to homeowners. As you’ll see in the pictures, a homeowner selected branch infill for interior and exterior railings to create a cohesive flow throughout his Craftsman home and tree-lined lot. And the result is stunning!
The railing with balusters made from mountain laurel branches softens the height transition from the woodsy yard to the main floor. In order to clear the lot for the home’s foundation, a few red cedars were cut down. In keeping with a unified look, the homeowner used them to make the handsome log newel posts.
Mixed media is another popular trend. The stairway railing features round metal rods that maintain the rustic look while mixing nicely with bark covered branches.
The homeowner chooses to complement cedar deck railing for interior and exterior décor. Instead of using rough cedar logs for newel posts, square posts were installed and stained for a contemporary look in the interior.
A stained glass window features an Osage orange tree that blends beautifully with the twig and branch infill in the interior railing. Notice how the branches are arranged to spread out like those in the stained glass. Just like the stained glass work, the interior cedar deck railing is a piece of art. Each branch is unique as well as the overall pattern within each railing section.
Overall, this entrance way feels like an extension of the tree-lined landscape outdoors.
We think the results are stunning and so does our customer:
Natural twig and branch infill work beautifully for interior and exterior design while creating a connection with outdoor surroundings. If a cohesive design flow is important to you, contact us at Mountain Laurel Handrails to learn more.