10 Favorites: Simple Rope Stair Rails
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For a while now we've been mildly obsessed with classic rope banisters, which add a nautical note to the stairwell. Here are 10 we like (covet): N.B. Canadian House & Home offers a good DIY tutorial on making your own rope stair banister. Our favorite source for ropes is Stair Ropes , a UK company that makes made-to-measure stair ropes, banister rope, rope handrails, and barrier ropes. Above: A simple stairway in a Rhinebeck with rope handrail, Photography by Richard Powers for Tsao & McKown Architects via Home Life . N.B. Want to recreate this look? Go to Steal This Look: Danish Modern in Upstate New York . Above L: A stairwell in London by Remodelista Architect/Designer member Stiff + Trevillion . Above R: Black and white nautical stairs; via Laurie's Projects . Above: A staircase in a project by Italian architect Sabrina Bignami of b-arch Studio . Above: A curving stairwell by Vicente Wolf Associates . Above: A clever use of rope: photo by Sean Fennessy . Above: A stairwell wallpapered in a Les Indiennes pattern; photo via Les Indiennes . Above L: A staircase painted in shades of blue by Jonathan Adler . Above R: Stenciled numbered stairs and a rope hand rail by Bockman + Forbes Design . Above: A dramatic staircase in a beach house by Pursley Dixon Architecture .