Choosing A Stair Rail Design

Dear Style Studio Team,

We recently bought a house with a spiral staircase and decided to replace it with a normal stairs.

After several months spent obtaining building permits, hiring architects and contractors the stairs are here!

We now have to choose the railing, balusters and railings for the stairs.

We are open to suggestions and looking for inspiration!


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What an exciting and fun project! Looks like you are making great progress.

After reviewing your images, we recommend keeping the design lines of our stair railing simple. With an elaborate design, the stairway will begin to engulf the open feeling of the space.

As you ponder on the stair railing design, think about your style and how the finished product will interpret that style.¬†Below are three inspiration images of ideas that we think will work beautifully in your space …

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When you are finished with your stairs, remember that accessories for this space are an important element of the finished look. We suggest placing a Chateau Candle Lantern on each stair tread or tucking a pair in the corner of the landing. Oh … and everyone can use a Rattan Step Basket for collecting all the stray items making their way upstairs.

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We look forward to seeing “after” photographs of your finished space!

Happy Renovating!

The Style Studio Team

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