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(3 months ago)
Add to ideabook by Brownhouse Design, Los Altos, CA by Brownhouse Design, Los Altos, CA
Here we see two elements that can dress up a stair. One looks functional but isn't, and one looks decorative but performs an important function.
On the side of the stringer, below the tread, are carved tread brackets. Though they look like they're holding up the treads, they are applied moldings. If your stairs do not have tread brackets and you want to add some flair, gluing or nailing on brackets is a good DIY project.
The wainscoting on the walls is a nice way to follow the line of the stairs on the wall, mimicking the angle of the railing. Because stairs get so much traffic, wainscoting is a good way to protect the walls. Wood paneling will hold up much better than drywall here.