Everything about this banister is amazing. It is made from wrought iron. It has a lovely whimsical design. Its curvatures are set starkly against the geometric shape of the stairs themselves. The effect is stunning.
Most stairway banisters use vertical lines to connect the banister to the stairs. Here we see how horizontal lines on the banister can create a terrific visual effect.
There are three features I love here. First, I love the dark vertical lines against the lighter wood of the banister. Second, I love how the shape of the light is reflected in the shapes adorning the banister. And finally, I love that they chose to end the wooden banister straight into the wall rather than continuing it up the wall on that left side. Very creative!
There is something very visually intriguing about this stair rail with it's parallel-lined front portion and metallic diagonal lines. I think it would look better set against modern dark stairs, though.
I absolutely adore how the traditional banister is replaced here with strong vertical lines that go all the way up to the ceiling. What a strong effect!
What I love here is the great color selection. The combination of black and white has been done so perfectly here that it works even with the very simple shape of the banister.
You can do terrifically interesting things with glass staircases and glass banisters. The combination of glass and metal for a banister is always a good choice.
From a distance, this looks merely like an interesting color choice for the banister. Up close, you see that it is rope wrapped around poles, adding a creative natural twist to a hardened material.
It is definitely the bold, multi-layered, black banister that makes this staircase stand out in the room.