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.
In the foyer, the ceiling stretches up over two stories high to create a soaring space. The brown wallpaper in the formal dining room matches the front door and pulls visitors into the rest of the house.
In the renovation of this townhouse, the stairs were simplified by removing all the decorative iron knobs and wood finials and painting the bannisters a basic white. The runner adds texture, the artwork vibrant color.
Wood inlays in the floor of this impressive foyer create a seamless transition between the sweeping stone staircase and the hardwood floor of the living room. White columns add to the grandeur of the space.