Tracy Murdock Allied ASID
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Bold dramatic statements mediterranean-staircase

Bold dramatic statements

On the entry stairwell we again lined the walls with framed issues of past editorial s on the designer client; the ceiling of the entry was painted in Tracy's signature "Murdock yellow". The curvature of the edges of the ceiling is accentuated by the yellow and has always reminded me of the whimsical curved details of Barcelona Architect; Antoni Gaudi’s buildings. We placed a very primitive and rustic table in the entry foyer and displayed a grouping of primitive ceramic urns to contrast the rest of the sophisticated furnishings in the entry hall. There aren’t too many clients that will let you paint their ceilings sunflower yellow!

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May 21, 2014
fhetter wrote:
What is the thickness of the metal square iron square wrought iron - Hello I am working on building a similar staircase and would like to know what wrought iron width size was used? I lime the thikckness usted. Thanks
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This is 5/8" sq solid iron bar and to top is molding cap bronx 1-15/16"
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cold be 1/2" or 5/8" or if flat 1/4" x 1" or 3/8" x 1"
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December 22, 2013
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where can i find the iron stair railing? thanks! -
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Kit Pollard added this to The Princess Fantasy All Grown Up
But I also love the way a dramatic stairway works with more modern trappings, like the wall artwork and chunky wood table.
Here's an example of how multiple framed pieces hung close to one another work well in hiding the fact that they're hiding a curve. Another option: Invest in an art hanging system made for curved walls.
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1. Bourbon Street style. The dramatic style of this embellished and ornate railing with its curling pattern is reminiscent of the Garden District in New Orleans. Makes me long for a bowl of gumbo and a mint julep.
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Ornate ironwork that incorporates the shape, commonly seen on railings, is known as "scrollwork."
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Becky Harris added this to Art Rises to Staircase Challenge
Create a grid of artwork. This arrangement complements the gorgeous iron railing without competing with its scrolled design. The designer accomplished this by using light frames and mats that were all the same size on a white wall.

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