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2011 Spring Dream Home - Merilane traditional-staircase

2011 Spring Dream Home - Merilane

One-of-a-kind metal baluster design by Eskuche Associates fabrication by Bauer Custom metal

Architecture by Peter Eskuche -
Built by Stonewood, LLC -


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May 11, 2012
aprillevin wrote:
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Thanks for your inquiry!

It depends heavily on the overall style and feel of your home interior/exterior. This is a french influenced home where metal balusters look fine with either metal or wood rails, either of which are very dark traditionally. Many European style influences lead you to metal railings, thus the darker appearance.

If your home has a similar style influence, then a metal balustrade such as this would be more fitting than blond wood and white balusters, in my opinion. If however, your home has a more American influenced style, then white balusters are wonderfully fitting... Given the dark runner, however, I would suggest staining the railing dark to match the heavier contrast. If your "blond" railing is Maple, then an Aniline dye could be used to make it dark enough.

I've attached a few images for reference.

Good luck!

Peter Eskuche
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