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Keep Calm

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December 2, 2013
noellani wrote:
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Both the treads and risers are the same colour.
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October 2, 2013
Raveen De Silva wrote:
This rug does not match to this entrance or decor at all. - The rug in my opinion is disappointing .
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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!
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Khurshid Khan
Adjustment of stairs in corner small place,beautifully turned. Color is good.
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June 8, 2013
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Wood. This is the original stair case in a century home.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Kevin N Krystik
how did you prep the stairs for painting, or did you have to completely sand it down?
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December 26, 2011
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Maroon Imperiale and Bianco
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Can you please tell me where in Toronto I can get this floor tile?
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November 12, 2011
jpowellthomas wrote:
I am interested in the black color that is shown on the stair rails. Does anyone know what color this is>
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Thank you for your post. I was wondering if this was a black or a very dark brown.
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It is an ebony stain applied on a wet surface.
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August 20, 2011
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It was from Anthropologie but I believe it is no longer available.
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Love the run in that room! It adds personality!
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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.
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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.
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Farrow & Ball Old White
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February 3, 2014
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February 25, 2013
Ellen wrote:
Where may this rug be purchased?...learn dimensions, color choices, etc.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

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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