Brownhouse Design, Los Altos, CA
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Brownhouse Design traditional-staircase

Brownhouse Design


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gina1203 wrote:
Love the chair. Where is it from?
   Comment   September 23, 2012
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Brownhouse Design, Los Altos, CA
It's my fav too! Candace Barnes in SF, CA.
November 29, 2012 at 2:49PM     
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alliegee wrote:
What is the name of the color on the spindles? Thanks
   Comment   May 31, 2011
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Ronique Gibson
May 31, 2011 at 9:27AM   
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Tim Shea wrote:
Where did you find that stair tread detail?
     Comment   December 15, 2010
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Brownhouse Design, Los Altos, CA
Unfortunately he retired. Sorry I can't be of more help. An excellent finish carpenter is hard to find.
December 16, 2010 at 6:46AM     
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aavon wrote:
Stain color used on stairs & floor? - Can you please tell me the stain color used on the stairs (rail) and floors?
     Comment   July 9, 2014
mej6 wrote:
Wall color? - What color are the walls? Are they faux finished? Thanks so much!
   Comment   September 8, 2013
kmd12574 wrote:
type of hardwood and stain color? Stain color on handrail
   Comment   April 28, 2011

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Margaret Everton added this to French Doors: Ooh La La
French doors are one of the simple yet intricate details in this landing and downstairs area.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to 8 Therapeutic Benefits of a Family Photo Gallery
Family photos make a statement about what's important to you. Without asking, visitors are aware of the value you place on familial relationships. The display also provides them a more intimate look into your life they may otherwise never encounter.
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.

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crisfran added this to crisfran's ideas
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stair stringer
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Arrange Interior Design added this to Joe and Sirpa's Remodel
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A darker railing might set off the grain in the flooring.
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on Tuesday
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last Saturday
love the light, the french doors and seeing outside
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September 12, 2014
floating stairs
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September 9, 2014
open stairs
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September 7, 2014
Staircase turned, two toned
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September 5, 2014
Selection diff size pictures
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stair spindles
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September 5, 2014
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September 4, 2014
Wood design on side of stairs
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September 3, 2014
The stained bottom step matching the rail.
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Stairway photos
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l love the pictures on the wall
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August 27, 2014
Stairs colir
Tracey Mitchell added this to stairs
August 25, 2014
carved tread brackets
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August 24, 2014
landing and walls
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August 24, 2014
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August 23, 2014
chair side table
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August 23, 2014
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August 21, 2014
wainscotting up the staircase
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August 19, 2014
Dark/ rich ascents
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color scheem
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Entry w stair
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August 17, 2014
added moldings to the stringer
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foot of stairs
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Design on side
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Pic Placement
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August 9, 2014
White spindles
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Wood and white railings
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Open staircase
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Wall panels to 1st fl staircase
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August 1, 2014
Staircase pics
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Ivory walls
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July 30, 2014
Luxurious feel to this staircase and entryway
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July 29, 2014
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July 25, 2014
railing and curved finish
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July 24, 2014
Pictures up stairs and little alcove with French chair ideas.
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July 17, 2014
Awesome staircase
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Carpet on stairs and round corners
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Three sided staircase
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base of stairs
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Photo frames on staircase
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June 20, 2014
Nice light runner
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June 1, 2014
staircase ideas
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May 30, 2014
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May 29, 2014
like spindles
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May 26, 2014
Love these stairs and carpet up center this is what we need
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May 26, 2014
Vintage look
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May 25, 2014
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May 25, 2014
I love the staircase.
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May 24, 2014
Dark rails with white wainscoting
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May 23, 2014
Rchef near the stairs
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May 17, 2014
black & white stairs
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May 17, 2014
Turn in stairs
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May 17, 2014
Pictures lining staircase
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May 17, 2014
very elegant design!
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May 11, 2014
applied mouldings on stringer sides
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Another Idea
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May 3, 2014
Love the cherry color of the stairs
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May 3, 2014
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May 2, 2014
ver detalle al lado de los escalones.
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April 30, 2014
Love the color stain on the handrails with the pristine white. Beautiful!
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April 27, 2014
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April 27, 2014
like our spindles
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Back door
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April 25, 2014
some big spinals???
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April 24, 2014
Love it
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New stairs
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Open staircase
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Chair rail
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April 7, 2014
the 2 toned colors
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March 31, 2014
Love the staircase. Any possible way to make a landing in our home?
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March 26, 2014
Wainscoting going up the stairs
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March 21, 2014
Stair case
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Nice ballister
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March 13, 2014
over the post look
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March 8, 2014
trim at each step
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Stair bracket
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Stair spindles
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March 2, 2014
like how these stairs turn
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February 28, 2014
Incomplete wainscotting
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February 24, 2014
stair rails
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February 18, 2014
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February 16, 2014
tread brackets below treads
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February 15, 2014
Tread accent and stairs
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February 15, 2014
railing size
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February 15, 2014
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Stair two landing
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February 9, 2014
Tread side trim!
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February 7, 2014
stairs, classic elegant
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February 5, 2014
Open staircase
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I love the staircase
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4 stair detail
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The post
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Tread brackets
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like banister color
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Woodwork around steps
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Carved tread brackets
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good work
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I love this layout too
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openplan living
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January 12, 2014
Match the railing color to the stain color
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wall arrangement
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picture frames in the stairs disposition
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January 4, 2014
Like the wood on the outside of the stairs.
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scara interioara
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Banister idea
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How the runner is installed
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Pictures going up stairway
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color of banisters and steps
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Like the open staircase
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