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Keep Calm

Photo by: Geoff Lackner
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noellani wrote:
The stairs are gorgeous! Is the entire case painted black? - Just wondering if both the tread and riser are painted black, or is there some contrast color that the picture does not show. Thanks so much!
   Comment   December 2, 2013
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Both the treads and risers are the same colour.
December 9, 2013 at 5:40AM   
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Raveen De Silva wrote:
This rug does not match to this entrance or decor at all. - The rug in my opinion is disappointing .
   Comment   October 2, 2013
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clemetric
No? I like it! Trendy maybe but still neat!
March 10, 2014 at 5:42PM   
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Corbin Dodge
I LOVE the rug! The space itself is beautiful, but the rug totally transforms is from boring and traditional, to spicy, youthful and fun. It is chic and kitsch (pleasantly distasteful).

This homeowner has pizazz and would probably be fun to enjoy a martini with!

I think the rug looks great contrasted against the checkered flooring and the color of the front door.

On the other hand, I do not like the chandelier. Although it pairs ok with the space, I feel that it is too 'little-old-lady'ish.' I.M.O., the space could be subtlety improved by replacing the light with something more modern and low key.

I also would consider opening up the top two-thirds of the wall behind the stairwell so that the doorway does not appear so narrow. All that wonderful natural light could pour through the living room, in addition to making the house seem larger. Nevertheless, it looks great as-is!
September 6, 2014 at 5:04PM   
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dvav wrote:
Pickets - Are those square wooden pickets or iron pickets
   Comment   June 8, 2013
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Wood. This is the original stair case in a century home.
December 9, 2013 at 5:52AM   
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shoeman179 wrote:
Painted stairs - What kind of wood are treads that get painted? I am building a new house and would like an alternative to hardwood or carpet for the stairs. What is your opinion of the treads that cover the existing treads but are not recommended for staining?
   Comment   November 19, 2012
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Stair Guy
That is what I want to do but most covering treads are not stainable. What do you think of the replacement treads and are they as attractive as solid hardwood? I'm planning a wire brushed finish in a golden oak color.
January 28, 2013 at 7:57PM   
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Portland Stair Company
Shoeman, try this link, it is to a company that sells an item called Quick Treads which can be stained and gotten in a few different wood species. The Quick tread can cover the entire tread and the also have risers. Another item if you don't want to cover the whole tread are called false tread caps or ends. They too can be stained and come in about 11 different wood species. We use these when a client wants to run carpet down the middle and have wood exposed on both sides or just one.

The pictures below are false tread & riser caps. One doesn't have the carpet to give you an idea who they work.
http://www.westfiremfg.com/html/quick_treads.html
http://www.westfiremfg.com/html/end_treads_.html
January 28, 2013 at 9:18PM   
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suebarry7 wrote:
I would like to know where I can find the light fixture.
   Comment   December 30, 2011
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Chic Mommy
I like the foyer, but I would have to agree with a previous post- the rug is too casual. This may be better suited for a mud room- not at the front door!
March 30, 2014 at 8:22PM   
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Kevin N Krystik
how did you prep the stairs for painting, or did you have to completely sand it down?
April 25, 2014 at 6:02PM   
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cathy champion wrote:
What is this tile?
   Comment   December 26, 2011
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Maroon Imperiale and Bianco
August 22, 2012 at 5:24PM   
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marialoreta
Can you please tell me where in Toronto I can get this floor tile?
January 16, 2013 at 12:32PM   
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jpowellthomas wrote:
I am interested in the black color that is shown on the stair rails. Does anyone know what color this is>
   Comment   November 12, 2011
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jpowellthomas
Thank you for your post. I was wondering if this was a black or a very dark brown.
November 12, 2011 at 7:55AM   
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It is an ebony stain applied on a wet surface.
August 22, 2012 at 5:25PM     
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gioiaback wrote:
I cannot find it in blue...
   Comment   August 20, 2011
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It was from Anthropologie but I believe it is no longer available.
December 22, 2012 at 3:20PM   
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dent8953
Love the run in that room! It adds personality!
October 22, 2013 at 5:13PM   
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kmbrly599 wrote:
where is the rug from?
   Comment   February 6, 2011
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Annie Thornton
Many sites that used to carry this rug no longer sell it. But here is a british company that does.
http://www.pedlars.co.uk/page_1959.html
February 7, 2011 at 8:47AM     
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Neatsmart wrote:
Does anyone know the paint color on the walls here? It's really beautiful.
   Comment   January 3, 2011
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Kerrie L. Kelly
Looks like it could be Dunn Edwards' Stuffed Olive, DE5529. Takes on a darker hue upstairs and a lighter, brighter version downstairs.
January 3, 2011 at 10:55AM   
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Farrow & Ball Old White
July 19, 2011 at 4:57PM   
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tennis1mom wrote:
Tile - What size are the black and while marble tiles?
   Comment   February 3, 2014
mommacinco wrote:
Wall color? - What color is on the wall behind the stairs. Where the pictures are hanging.
   Comment   December 12, 2013
Ellen wrote:
Where may this rug be purchased?...learn dimensions, color choices, etc.
   Comment   February 25, 2013

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A black banister and stair treads create a certain kind of artwork for this entryway.
The design of the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster is so simple, and the message so easily applied, it's no wonder that it's found a niche in decor — with companies slapping it on everything from mugs, to tea towels, to tablecloths. I love seeing it blown up on this bright blue rug.
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Express your personality in a big way, show how interesting and fun you are, and make visitors feel welcome through a bold joyous rug. This one offers a terrific contrast against black-and-white flooring and becomes the focal point in unfurnished entry way. There is no piece of furniture that can add as much of a colorful punch of color and personality as this rug. Note the size of this rug is as wide as the door way. This is important because an entry way can have heavy traffic flow and you don't want any one tripping over the sides of a small rug as they pass through.
Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to How to Update a Traditional Staircase
Or you can go all out and paint the entire staircase black. This foyer would look so incredibly different if that staircase was all stained wood.

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