Contemporary Stair Railing
As guests enter this recently completed custom home, the first thing to draw their eye is the contemporary stair railing, featuring Mountain Laurel Handrails. Balusters designed from branches of the Laurel tree gracefully interlace from the base of the staircase up to the overlooking balcony.
As you can see from this picture, it’s amazing how a simple design element, such as branches, can turn an ordinary staircase into the centerpiece of a room. (Although, it appears that the cuddly cat in the foyer is vying to be the main attraction here!)
Below is a close-up view of the gorgeous stairway and handrail. Notice the natural beauty of the branches, bark and all. Chunky newel posts are another prominent feature of the platform staircase. Slightly over-sized, they are well suited for the large open space and add balance to the wooden pillars on the left that support the balcony.
The neutral color palette is also striking, while bringing all of the architectural elements together for a cohesive look. The newels and top and bottom rails are stained deep brown to match the plank flooring in variegated brown. To make the railing elements stand out, trim along the stairway is painted in contrasting white.
Overall, the architectural elements and décor, including Mountain Laurel Handrails, mounted animal trophies and a candlelight chandelier, display a striking, yet unexpected mix of rustic and elegant interior design.
I think these pictures will inspire your imagination when choosing a railing system, whether your design preferences lean rustic, country or more towards elegant stairs.