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New Staircase Railing Design – Ugh, It is Not Working!



Final Sunday, we checked out staircase decor, design, and errors. 


As we speak, I’ll share extra associated details about staircase railing design. I’m specializing in my new staircase, on this case. As most of you might recall, considered one of my major aims in my upcoming renovation is to place in a typical staircase as an alternative of the abomination, beneath.


living room staircase April 2022 before new staircase railing designUgh. For extra concerning the spiral staircase from hell, please go right here.

And, additionally this put up about staircase security.


Okay, let’s eliminate that child proper now! Nicely just about.


living room no furniture - new stairwell for new staircase railing designTo provide you an concept, right here is roughly the place the brand new stairwell will go.

Please go right here to see how this works with the brand new downstairs space.

Please notice that I’m not doing the fireside, within the downstairs bed room. There’s a newer model of this design, however for now, this may suffice.


Built-in with the brand new staircase railing design is the design for the brand new French doorways.

Earlier than I present you the staircase, I would like to say the brand new French doorways. If you happen to’d wish to know extra about them, you possibly can go to this put up concerning the French doorways, written January 2020, shortly after I moved.


New French Doors - Custom transom window

I like these doorways with the Georgian model transom. The transom isn’t just for curiosity; it’s as a result of the opening is 36″ extensive by 108″ excessive. A typical door is about 80″. So I believe the transom will present a greater stability. As well as, an 18″ door that’s 108″ excessive may be liable to warping.

Might I do a single door? Sure, however it might be in the way in which, so no, I’m not going to do this. I would like a door as a result of in any other case, it’s not a authorized bed room. The opposite set is for stability and creating extra privateness if I’m having friends.


Persevering with with the French doorways for a sec.


Douglas Vanderhorn Architects - classical architecture - stunning dining room - French doors


I like this French door model on this beautiful eating room by Douglas Vanderhorn Architects. Particularly for a slim door. I don’t suppose these are greater than eight-feet, nonetheless. For extra of Douglas’ beautiful work and different favourite classical architects, please examine this out.


Hudson valley houseparts french doorsAbove are some tall skinny French doorways from Hudson Valley Houseparts. Nonetheless, I don’t understand how tall and thin they’re.


furlow-gatewood-painted-mirrors-FrencAfter which, Furlow Gatewood is understood for his commandingly superior French doorways. You may see extra of them right here.


Okay, let’s dive into the brand new staircase railing design.


My aim is to present my house styling within the neo-classical, Georgian, Greek Revival, classical revival– any of these associated kinds.

my living room holiday 2021-warm lighting

It’s already there with the classical revival Victorian structure from 1880. Nicely, it’s classical with some quirks. However, quirks are okay.

What’s not okay goes one thing opposite to that. So, I might by no means do a strong wall for a stair railing design. Nor do I want to do a picket railing. Whereas it wouldn’t be mistaken, I’ve had a imaginative and prescient of a wrought iron stair railing design from the start.


Beneath are some inspiration photos I’ve saved for the staircase railing design.


black-windows-wrought iron balcony railing for new staircase railing design


That is considered one of my favorites. Nonetheless, I don’t suppose it’ll cross muster code-wise.


Scott Yetman staircase - inspo for new staircase railing design

I additionally love this previous traditional by Scot Yetman.


Back Bay Marlborough Street lovely railing - photo LB - inspo for new staircase railing design

Final yr when strolling down Marlborough Road, I couldn’t assist however take a pic of this beautiful railing. This is able to be a viable answer to exchange the X design with the extensive gaps.


source unknown - inspo for new staircase railing design

Above is an analogous design I discovered, however don’t know the supply.


inspo for new staircase railing design
This design is an excessive amount of for my staircase railing design, I believe. Nonetheless, I do prefer it.

One thing like this may work if I solely did one repeat within the heart. After which the remainder with spindles as proven beneath.


staircase railing - inspo for new staircase railing designI don’t know whose design that is, however I adore it on this setting.


Okay, right here’s one other take a look at the fugly spiral staircase earlier than.


living room staircase April 2022Ugh–once more.


living room no furniture - new stairwell
And above, the beginnings of the brand new staircase rail design by first making a stairwell! Sure, I notice you could’t see the steps. Please settle for that they are going to be there. ;]


Nonetheless, please discover what’s lacking and NOT coming again.


  • The ugly off-center monitor lighting.
  • The audio system. I undoubtedly don’t want them in the lounge. There are wall audio system within the den, and the sound carries superbly into the lounge.
  • And, the sconce which is simply too excessive and too far in. Okay, it’s time for the enjoyable half, which is to see what Laurel has performed for her staircase rail design.


living room x railing railing with transom - staircase railing design


The primary design for the brand new staircase rail design is with the x- design, however most likely less than code.


I adore it, however I’m not 100% certain I adore it with the transoms.


 railing with neo-classical transom - staircase railing design

Alas, the staircase railing design most likely must appear like this. Nonetheless, I really feel this railing shouldn’t be dwelling harmoniously with the transom design. I don’t suppose it’s horrible, however it appears like a designer making an attempt to throw too many cool components collectively in a single area.


Laurel, sorry to interrupt however is that your Zuber display on the wall? And did you chop off the highest arch?


Sure, and sure.  ;]


my antique zuber screenI forgot I had this picture! I spent an excessive amount of time discovering the wallpaper after which making an attempt to recreate it for my mockup!

Huntington Double Sconce in gold Circa Lighting - Visual Comfort


And, sure, these are the Visible Consolation Huntington sconces with black shades. Yummy!

Up high, I changed the glare-y monitor lighting with an extended library mild. I did debate retaining the monitor lighting, however it’s not proper for me ultimately.


However getting again to the staircase rail design, I attempted one thing else for the railing that may go higher with the Georgian transoms.


living room center straight railing with neo-classical transom - staircase railing design
Above is an adaptation of the easy staircase rail design. That is a lot better with the doorways/transoms. Nonetheless, I’m underwhelmed by the design of this staircase railing. It’s reminding me an excessive amount of of my jail bars behind my massive front room home windows. I’m hoping to eliminate these sooner or later too.

I did strive it with a middle design, however it referred to as consideration to the truth that the staircase shouldn’t be completely centered on the again wall.


Subsequent up, I attempted eliminating the transom altogether.


living room x railing railing no transom - staircase railing design
I dunno. I do suppose a transom is a good suggestion. These doorways look ridiculously tall and thin. Nonetheless, I’m not ruling this out.


Then, I considered doing a special transom design.


I messed round with doing an x design and different variations. None of them thrilled me.

After which I remembered the gorgeous work of Carl Vilhelm Holsøe, the beautiful impressionist Swedish painter of the early twentieth century.




For extra inspiration by Holsøe and much more transoms, please take a look at the final information to window and door transoms. There’s tons of inspo right here!


Utilizing the inspiration of Halsoe, I got here up with one remaining design for the transom home windows.


living room x railing railing - divided transom - staircase railing design

What do you guys suppose?

I believe design-wise, that is a sublime and exquisite design. There’s a refined theme of squares, together with the moulding element on the door casing.

However, does that imply I’ve to forgo my dream Georgian transom?

No, it doesn’t. I’d be capable to use it downstairs.

Within the meantime, I’m ready for a quote from a beautiful cupboard maker I discovered via a pal.


There are nonetheless months forward, having to get permissions and permits for constructing, together with store drawings for cabinetry and from the structural engineer. That’s for the brand new stairwell.


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