LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
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Lorraine Vale traditional staircase
 

Lorraine Vale

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tamiwhite wrote:
Where could I purchase the light fixture in this room? - I love the fixture, I would like dark, however it is beautiful
   Comment   November 1, 2013
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luciebelle
where can we buy that chandelier?
January 5, 2014 at 8:17am   
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upgrade13 wrote:
i have darkwood flooring on main rooms but staircase is a lighter tone - with white handpickets, based on this picture it seems possible that I can tie the colours by using a darker stain for handrail. what would you recommend? thx!
     Comment   September 5, 2013
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LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
Hello,
What you see in this photo is exactly what I would do, especially with a light colored wall as you see here. The dark 'line' helps to move your eye through the space, leading you in -like a ribbon or a bold line.
Hope I've answered your question-
Lorraine
September 10, 2013 at 8:40pm   
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upgrade13
thank you!
September 16, 2013 at 7:04pm   
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loanriedel wrote:
Love the chandelier. Please share the source. Thanks.
   Comment   August 18, 2012
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August 20, 2012 at 4:28pm     
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helkou wrote:
Baseboard/Trim - It looks like you have a large white baseboard with a thinner wood edge? How did you attain this look? Is this painted brown?
   Comment   June 6, 2012
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LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
In our area of the country, typical base boards are 10" high, with a small molding (of personal choice) on the top. The 1/2 round molding on the bottom is called shoe molding. It is there as a cover gaps as the wood floor meets the baseboards and also as a buffer to the painted base boards. I prefer to stain (not paint) these the same as the floors so they themselves will not be chipped during cleaning...
Lorraine
June 7, 2012 at 9:56am     
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wibbus wrote:
Who makes the table?
   Comment   April 18, 2012
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LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
Hello-and thank you for your question.
The lovely foyer table was purchased through a trade dealer. The owners retired right after I purchased this for my clients. The company no longer exists.
Lorraine
April 22, 2012 at 6:11am   
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raerae1234 wrote:
What is the name of wood floor? - Love the coloe
     Comment   April 14, 2012
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cotton1968
This is lovely. I do have a question about the wood floors. The wood was in the river? Did this affect the color? Reason I am asking my husband sawed pine for our flooring for our new house. It is heart of pine. I would like to achieve this color for our flooring. Did the oil finish have a color in it? I apologize in advance if this is confusing.
April 5, 2013 at 8:39am   
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cmfbattle
My foyer is a dark green marble and the wood floors on the first floor are 'Golden Oak'. What do you think of staining the treads and upper wood hallway a darker color? The handrail is a dark mahogany color.
September 26, 2013 at 7:11pm   
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cathyspoon wrote:
wall color
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Go Nautical Collections
Like the chandelier!
May 31, 2013 at 4:51am   
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cathyspoon
Thanks for your help
June 4, 2013 at 10:29pm   
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foreverhouse wrote:
We are moving into our forever house so I am not thinking of resale for a change! I notice that you have a gold tone chandelier where most young people use the oil rubbed bronze or black. The house we are moving into has a beautiful very expensive lantern (in style) type shiny brass chandelier in the foyer. I noticed that brass is back in. This is a very high end one with detail work around the top and bottom. Do you think it will date the house if I leave it? It has another smaller flush not as pretty light right near the door. I am going to change all the doorknobs from brass to tone it down. I also have Henkel Harris, Baker and Stickley furniture with brass hardware. Do I need to change those too? I really appreciate any opinions! Thank you
   Comment   November 13, 2011
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geo55
It looks more gold-toned to me than brass. If it is indeed brass, there must be a way to dull it out so it looks gold-toned. I agree that you should have what you like, number one! I wouldn't put too much $ and energy into changing out the brass/gold finishes. Also, it's perfectly fine to mix metals. As my favorite designer used to say, once you decorate, furnish, establish a color scheme and mood, those things tend to 'dissappear.'
November 14, 2011 at 4:36pm   
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foreverhouse
Thanks geo55..The picture you are seeing is from the Houzz site..My chandelier is a shiny brass but very high quality with embossing around the top and bottom of the round lantern. I'm going to work on trying to get that picture to post...
November 15, 2011 at 5:24am   
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joeandpatty wrote:
What color is the paint on the walls?
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Kelly Porter
Seapearl OC-19 by Benjamin Moore is similar.
July 13, 2011 at 9:54pm   
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vmoore2000 wrote:
Who makes the light fixture? Love it.
   Comment   July 13, 2011
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LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
Thank you. It is lyrical! It's available in one finish-antique brass, and 2 sizes. This is the large one. I have the smaller one in my foyer. Love it! Those are matching sconces on the stair wall. The company is Corbett. Find it at your better lighting centers.
July 13, 2011 at 6:48pm     
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tfinger wrote:
Is the handrail painted black or it is stained?
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I clicked on "more info" to see if this question has been answered before, but only found out that the designer had a gloss finish applied. I'm guessing it's black paint. It looks so rich and deep. A nice touch!
July 14, 2011 at 5:17pm     
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jennifermbiggs
Love what seems to be a black handrail! Would love to find out what paint was used and what gloss finish as well.
September 18, 2011 at 5:31am     
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jlynnbarrett wrote:
What are the dimensions of this light fixture?
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easterlily15
Where is this available?
March 12, 2014 at 1:12pm   
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LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
Any lighting store that carries Corbett Lighting
March 13, 2014 at 9:10am   
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cafe234 wrote:
Should interior trim finish be glossy or flat?
   Comment   February 14, 2011
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Design Set Match
Generally trim and doors are touched a lot. I recommend a gloss finish even if it is not a high gloss for easy wiping of fingerprints.
February 14, 2011 at 2:03pm   
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LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
Traditionally-semi-gloss
i has a gloss applied on the handrail in this case
February 27, 2011 at 5:19pm   
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euforica wrote:
Floor stain color - What is the color of the floor stain?
   Comment   November 28, 2013
farkle27 wrote:
What is the paint color?
   Comment   November 8, 2013
weazer52 wrote:
What color white did you use for all the trim? - .
   Comment   September 21, 2013
juaglad wrote:
How I can do something similar with my actual ? - Is a hallway hanging lamp, gold antique tone. I just want update the way it look.
   Comment   April 12, 2013
cfairman wrote:
Entryway vs. living room color - Hi, My entryway is about 7' wide and 17' long with solid wall on either side. The living room is one step down. Would you advise painting the entry walls a shade or two lighter than the khaki-like color I am painting the living room walls to give a nice contrast? Also, upon entering the entryway, the staircase begins immediately to the right. Which color should be continued up, or another color? Please help. It is a condo. The entryway is dark but the living room has two French Doors to the patio and has a fair amount of light. THank you so much for your time.
   Comment   March 5, 2012
colornut wrote:
I love the color of your front door (on a different post about front door paint) and have been thinking of doing something similar. Our colonial house is white with black trim and I want to paint the door Benjamin Moore Mill Springs Blue. What brand and color name is yours? Also I can't seem to find an answer to this question: should I also paint the frame of the storm door?
   Comment   January 28, 2012
sssmith wrote:
What wood are these floors?
   Comment   May 9, 2011

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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to How to Update a Traditional Staircase
Even if your tastes lean towards the classic, you can still make your staircase feel more updated and contemporary by adding a bit of black. As you can see, the wood floors in a home often set the palette; they're the majority of surface area in any home. Adding contrast with a black railing helps this space from being muddy and all one color.
Shawn Gauthier added this to How to Light Your Home Right
Your entryway is likely the first impression visitors experience of your home, so be sure it’s appropriately lit. If you have high ceilings, like this home, recessed lighting won’t be enough since the bulbs are nearly a story away. Include an additional light fixture like a chandelier or pendant lights to further brighten the area.

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