Classic Coastal Colonial FoyerTraditional Staircase, Newark

This foyer was updated with the addition of white paneling and new herringbone hardwood floors with a walnut border. The walls are covered in a navy blue grasscloth wallpaper from Thibaut. A navy and white geometric patterned stair-runner, held in place with stair rods capped with pineapple finials, further contributes to the home's coastal feel.
Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Construction

Example of a classic wooden staircase design in Newark —  Houzz
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renaissance1234 wrote:Nov 30, 2011
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    Michael Robert Construction
    Thank you so much!
  • sd2012

    Love the wainscoting. Could you tell me the height of the baseboard used?

maryswanson wrote:Oct 2, 2012
christine68 wrote:Nov 30, 2011
  • aliciafish
    i have a stairwell similar to this and similar ceiling height - Struggling with what to do for light at top of stairs in order to not make the ceiling feel lower. is there a light fixture at top of stairs here? highhats? thanks
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    Michael Robert Construction
    The ceiling is actually vaulted upstairs so we have a large chandelier and high hats. Consider a flush mount or semi-flush mounted fixture.
Dawn wrote:Dec 12, 2012
christina5 wrote:Nov 30, 2011
  • jess123elle

    Beautiful home! Can you provide the general length and width of this hallway in the foyer?

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    Michael Robert Construction

    Thanks for your inquiry -- 5.6' wide by 14' long.

Dionne Gallagher wrote:Jan 11, 2013
  • Kisa Valenti

    Thank you so much for the reply. Will you have to totally refinish or just a light sanding and one new coat of poly?

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    Oak & Broad

    Take a look at Bona Naturale' its supposed to have a very high wear resistance.

ali28 wrote:Jan 31, 2012
mallorybeach wrote:Jan 4, 2012
  • rmkenne
    what is the name of the blue wall color?
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    Michael Robert Construction
    This is actually wallpaper. It's Thibaut extra fine sisal in Wedgewood blue.
Laurie Beadle wrote:Sep 3, 2013
H W wrote:Oct 13, 2016
  • Emily

    can you tell me what color the wallpaper is from Thibaut? thanks!

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Key Designs wrote:Sep 7, 2015
  • Lisa

    Where can I find this stair runner?

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    Michael Robert Construction
    look on the Bloomsburg Carpet website to find a local dealer.
flamingo75 wrote:Aug 30, 2014
decasmily wrote:Jul 10, 2014
  • decasmily
    Yeah, my front door opens to walking up stairs. Dinning room door on left and room on right and small hall to den. It has about 5 stairs open with railing the goes all the way up to vaulted or second floor ceiling that is not wide or a lot of light. Sconces might be a good fix so not to dark like a cave.
  • bsweeney15

    What is the name of this dark blue wallpaper from Thibaut?

Katie S wrote:Mar 29, 2014
  • Colleen Bloxham
    Where is a great place to purchase runners such as this one?
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    Michael Robert Construction
    Where are you located? I recommend Cove Carpet here in Summit, NJ
robert27 wrote:Jul 24, 2013
  • riley1
    hey guys you guys are great!
  • riley1
apollo69 wrote:Jun 20, 2013
lnlandau wrote:Mar 13, 2013
  • shanman
    is that a green color wallpaper in the back room it a great combo.what the name of it
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    Michael Robert Construction
    It's a silver gray- it's called Como Silk. Thanks!
design4fun wrote:Sep 23, 2012
  • et2nana
    How do you find this color and pattern ? I'd love this across my stair case. But need steps completely covered. Not runners !thank you , Mary K
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    Michael Robert Construction
    It's available in any size and shape. It's custom. Silver Creek for Bloomsburg Carpet.
bamahodges wrote:Jul 14, 2012
Kim Piculell wrote:Mar 25, 2012
  • Kim Piculell
    Thanks! Your foyer looks beautiful! How many coats of the gel stain? I was going to paint mine, since the runner will cover most of the tread.
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    Michael Robert Construction
    I believe it was two coats. Thanks again! Let me know if I can help in any other way!
daisy_shakes wrote:Jul 21, 2016
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    Michael Robert Construction

    Thank you! These are rods especially meant for stair runners.

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    Nancy Sanford, Inc.

    Carpet rods are made specifically for carpet. They are available online or at your carpet store.

Julie Lankes wrote:Aug 1, 2015
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    Michael Robert Construction

    Of course! It is called Tessio, designed by David Hicks. It is made by Bloomsburg Carpet.

  • jeremy_aird

    Love the stairs and navy color as well

pattidemoff wrote:Jun 27, 2012
klsst92 wrote:Aug 9, 2017
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    Michael Robert Construction

    Thanks for reaching out to us -- the molding is part of the existing house which is 100 years old. It's some kind of dental crown about 4" in size. Best of luck with your project.

bryanhunter wrote:Nov 9, 2015
Lisa Kozlowski wrote:Mar 24, 2015
Isela Mendez wrote:Jul 14, 2014
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    Michael Robert Construction
    Only the stairs are stained ebony. The rest of the floors upstairs and downstairs are white oak with two coats of water based poly. Good luck with your project!
jennkubick wrote:Feb 17, 2014
D Charles wrote:Jan 17, 2014
simpsonc wrote:Apr 22, 2013
bjgblake wrote:Mar 1, 2013

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Sheridan Interiors, Kitchens and Baths added this to 3 Home Features to Boost AccessibilitySep 28, 2012

Doorways Wider doorways and hallways contribute to the accessibility of any home. Aim for a minimum of 32 inches of clear opening. This measurement might need to be adjusted depending on the individual and mobility device. One easy option for retrofitting existing doors to provide the minimum clear opening is to replace existing door hinges with swing-away hinges. These are hinges that allow a door to completely swing away from the opening, creating a wider passage; they can be used on doors 30 inches or wider. A door smaller than 30 inches wide would not comply with the minimum clear opening of 32 inches.Pocket doors can also minimize door swings, but they require more remodeling work than swing-away hinges do. The Modernus Roto door reduces swing space by 40 percent and has only a 30 percent force requirement for ADA accessibility.

Julia Pockett added this to Give Your Victorian Hallway a Modern SlantSep 21, 2012

Chances are, your Victorian home has wooden stairs in the front hall. Stair runners and rods remain a traditional yet attractive way to treat them. However, if your staircase is narrow or cheaply made, fitted carpets may be a better solution. If you have encaustic tile in your hall, plain carpet in a similar tone can work well. If you have a wooden floor, then you have a huge range of styles to choose from. For a contemporary slant, try a bold geometric carpet with plain walls.

Rachel Grace added this to Geometric Runners Shape Stairway StyleSep 14, 2012

A navy and white geometric-patterned stair runner, held in place by stair rods capped with pineapple finials, is the perfect addition to this coastal home.

Samantha Schoech added this to Color Guide: How to Use Navy BlueSep 4, 2012

It works equally well above wainscotting or a chair rail.

Cathy Lara added this to Wood Floor Care: Polish Your SkillsApr 18, 2012

A stairway runner and a welcome mat protect this high-traffic stairway and foyer. For tough nicks and scratches: Aside from spot-treating scratches in high-traffic areas, caring for wood floors that get a lot of traffic is really about prevention. If you have wood floors in the house, keep shoes and high heels in good repair. You know your favorite pair of cowboy boots, the one with the uneven heel and a nail sticking out? Those boots are serious surface scratchers.Stay away from: Long pet nails, in addition to old footwear. Pets' nails should be trimmed regularly to avoid deep scratches.

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC added this to Aging-in-Place Resolutions for the New YearJan 3, 2012

AIP Resolution No. 3: I will make my staircase safer.The well-secured runner on this elegant staircase is a positive step in the aging-in-place status of this home. It will most likely keep people from slipping on the glossy wood treads.Also, consider adding stairway lighting with a two-way switch at the top and bottom and a matching handrail along the wall.

Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: A Loving Remodel for High-School SweetheartsNov 29, 2011

Light oak floors, exposed beams, white trim and blue-toned paints contribute the coastal style they wanted. In the foyer, herringbone hardwood floors with a walnut border were installed. Ellie chose a navy grasscloth wallpaper for the walls. "I'm a big fan of decorating with texture instead of loud colors or prints," she says. "I think walls are a great place to do that."A crisp navy and white geometric carpet was chosen for the staircase, and the stair rods are capped with pineapple finials, finishing off the foyer's coastal look. Wallpaper: ThibautLight fixture: Hampton Semi-Flushmount, Hudson Valley

What Houzzers are commenting on:

msborth added this to paint colors1 hour ago

love the way the wainscoting is done and the blue of the walls and the clever carpet and light floors

Alyssa added this to Parkview Wainscoting3 days ago

Like the white wainscoting and blue walls

Kristin McCabe added this to Eiley Grace HomeAug 26, 2019

Nice carpet pattern. Maybe in the bedrooms? - Paul Bloomsburg Carpet runner - Tessio/Navy.

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