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Staircase and Hallway Entry with cozy Nook traditional-staircase

Staircase and Hallway Entry with cozy Nook

Combination Entryway, Stairwell and Hallway get a simple makeover by painting the stair railing pickets white and staining the handrail and stair treads a deep rich espresso. Adding a fresh ficus tree in the center of the staircase and adding an antique sideboard which was stained espresso as well. Add to that, Stacking Mirror and art pieces, a buffet lamp and silk roses and you have a beautiful, yet understated walkthrough to the fabulous Family room :-)

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February 28, 2013
scottmic wrote:
where can I purchase the entry table? - Where can I purchase the entry table?
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I purchased this at an antique store in Sn Diego. It was a serious cherry color. I had it stained espresso to go with the rest of the furniture in the project,
For more on this project watch our YouTube video:
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hi, I just want to say that looking at your designs, I am inspired. We are building a home. we are on a limited budget and would like to have a green, beige and blue them all around the house. We have 2 young kids. Would you suggest we go with colored sofas (green/blue) or neutral color. family room we are planning on getting dark leather sofa. All wood floors. I know you are very busy, but I think its smart to ask for help from an expert. please help..
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April 24, 2012
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You are so sweet to get back to me, I know you are very busy and I am sure get bombarded with tons of questions so I appreciate your feedback even more. I will try mixing up something (polyurethane and stain) and then doing a spray finish...I will watch you on NBC and congrats for making such a name for yourself!! Well deserved, I can tell design for you is such a passion and a part of you that you don't mind being generous with you knowledge and that makes you a very generous person too. Best of luck! Karen
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What is the color on the walls? Thanks
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decorating a 2 bedroom apartment
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Laura Fenton added this to Rooting for Indoor Trees
A touch of greenery is an inviting way to welcome guests to your home. This entryway by Robeson Design is accented by a ficus tree, which has smaller leafy plants planted at its base for a double dose of flora.More:Retro Houseplants Get a New LookThe Succulence of Succulents in the Home5 Reasons to Design With Houseplants

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Baluster shape
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Dark stained stairs, newel posts & railing w/contrasting white baluster & carpet
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stained stairs
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painted stairs and runner
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fully carpeted stairs
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the dark staircase
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Stained posts
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A lovely & simple transformation bringing in greenery.
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hardwood tread stained different color than floors
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Love the tree
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dark hand rails
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dark handrail & newell posts
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staitr color
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Warm welcoming entrance hall.
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Newel top
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Like the light floor
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Stairs stained espresso
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Entry painted staircase
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Dark staircase with white pickets.
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Light wood floors
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9th follow up pic. to simple, airy and gorgeous....lovely pattern
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white carpeting on stairs.....yuck
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love color with bannister and stairs
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Entry way
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Interesting black trim, risers and treads
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Ficus plant
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painted staircase
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like the idea of a tree in the entry
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painted top rail staircase
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Save for stair project.
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Light colour floor and painted staircase
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stair case color
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Stairs. Light floor. Window treatments
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carpet almost all the way across
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dark brown and white trim staircase
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Tree and base
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tree at staircase turn
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Library handrail in black
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Ficus Size: To 1 - 12 feet high and 1 - 10 feet wide Growing conditions: Medium to bright light; 65 - 75°F; barely moist soil Pictured: Braided trunk form of weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)
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Dark light
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Dark stained railing and white spindles.
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The painted staircase: this look still looks natural
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bottom rail
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indoor trees
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dark wood trim with white. neutral color scheme
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very dark handrail - I can do this to mine !
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Newel post
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Too dark?
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espresso rail with white spokes
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I have a tree and buffet and mirrors like this picture
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Ficus in foyer??? Hmmm.
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delicateness of pole at end
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Tree? In stair way.
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painted rail and stairs
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paint existing stairs
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entryway, high space, difficult space
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like the contrast
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fireplace banister..paint black?
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Paint stair bannister and carpet
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angle but to the right
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all dark paint with carpet runner.
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This is what the edge of ours would look like with carpet runner, black treads and hand rails and white spindles.
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Fully carpeted stairs
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White with black hand rails
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Pot plant
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Light floors green walls
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Railing + steps color vs. floor color
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If carpet must happen
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floor contrast color
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black matches table ? query match our table
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Simple Finishing Newel Post
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Stair rails and trim painted white
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contrast colors wood railing
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Stair rail
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Dark bannister
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Stairs with light floor
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almost entirely carpeted stairs
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Ficus tree in entryway by stairs, transitional furniture decor, black banister and stair treads with white spindles.
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another staircase
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i like the dark railing
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like hard wood contrast with dark rails
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A touch of greenery in the entry way (ficus tree)
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Entry way
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large ficus for stairway
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