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:: nicolehollis ::

Private Residence, San Francisco
Photographer: Ben Mayorga

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August 1, 2014
willis2834q wrote:
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Hi Willis, We used hemp rope for this project.
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May 1, 2012
wohelo wrote:
Where did you find the spindles-- especially the feet that are wonderfully simple?
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Stair Design / Iron Design
were you looking to have a metal baluster or wooden? these could be made both ways
    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 7:45PM
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April 4, 2012
Rex Valentine wrote:
Did you start glueing the rope onto the spindle from the bottom up or top down?
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Emily Hurley
I think for a tighter spacing, it makes sense to go bottom to top and use gravity to keep things close as you go.
    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 10:46AM
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Rex Valentine
Thanks, Emily! You have solved a debate I had with a coworker, I was correct.
    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 12:41PM
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November 16, 2011
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The Shabby Nest
Valspar's Bayou Shade is a similar color.
    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 4:36PM
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November 12, 2011
marykate wrote:
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where can i buy this amazing vase please???
    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 1:41AM
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April 17, 2011
ginny4464 wrote:
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Rope is from home depot. It was a new staircase so i got the spindles in advance, painted them and then wrapped them. it was not hard - just tedious. I started hot gluing each wrap then slowly increased the number of rows before gluing again. it was just taking too long and i had a deadline! They have been up for 9 months and i have had to do a little maintenance on the ends - just re glue a little fray. I love them as does everyone that sees them!!
    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 7:20AM
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i love the use of rope on both the poles and banisters. adds an interesting use of contrast as well as adds to the color pallette
    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 2:22PM
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January 30, 2014
ljdonnelly wrote:
Where to find urn?
November 14, 2012
rlynn001 wrote:
where can i buy the floor vase in the picture
October 27, 2012
asdsfasdfasfd wrote:
Where can i buy the organic rug? thanks

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Kit Pollard added this to More than Flowerpots: Great Vases
In fact, some vases are best not filled with flowers. This one is so dramatic on its own that I almost can't imagine it with anything inside.
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Texture is a big part of Coco's interiors and (especially) her clothes - think of those nubby boucle jackets. This wrapped railing reminds me of just that - and ties in a nautical theme, which I love.
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.
Here in another project, these architects employed rope on their staircase to add interest to the railing.
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A big and beautiful piece of floor art can serve as as a dramatic accent for your foyer.
4. To emphasize a design theme. The rope-wrapped balusters, oversize jar and organic rug elegantly portray the global contemporary design of this home. We already get the feeling that the homeowners have been around the world and want their home to reflect their travels. In this case, the kaftan-clad homeowner is really the icing on the cake.
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Vertical rope details on an existing stairwell create hand-crafted detail reminiscent of beading or basketry, and wonderfully complement the global style of the giant ceramic vase.Tip: If you're handy and have an eye for design, this could be a DIY project. Measure and mark each starting and ending points for each post, then glue down your rope with a heavy adhesive as you wind it around.

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Could wound something else on my hand rail?
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