Designer Chip Wade of HGTV's Elbow Room used a sturdy rope attached to the wall with chrome ring fasteners as a rustic stair bannister alongside this staircase, which features clean white risers beneath reclaimed wood treads.
Katrina Giles jazzes up her Christmas staircase with holiday garland, silver ribbon and natural pinecones. She adds silk greenery to the pinecones and coats them with silver metallic paint for a shimmery look that will bring holiday cheer all season long.
Turn an assortment of past-their-prime men's shirts with pockets into a colorful holiday countdown the kids will love. HGTV's step-by-step instructions explain how to stitch it up then just hang on your bannister or mantel and fill the pockets with candy or small toys.
Designed by Matthew Moore, this winding staircase with a gold banister features floral sketches and pottery on the adjoining wall. The gold motif is echoed in the starlike modern chandelier hovering in the foyer.
This custom staircase has the effect of a striking painting, its dark wood and bannister cutting a sharp profile against the white walls. A baby grand is tucked underneath with a zebra rug jazzing up the look.
In the hallway and foyer, a few carefully chosen pieces decorate the space, but keeping items minimal helps maintain an uncluttered, airy feel. The black bannister visually bisects the area with a long, curving line.