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Update that 90's bannister

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 28, 2014 01:16 AM
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by (Rachel Perls) last modified Mar 27, 2014

Plagued by the 90's era in your house? Sometimes, the culprit is something as small and overlooked as your stair bannister. By updating the orangy/yellow honey oak stain that epitomized the 90's look, you can give wood a fresh, updated feel. Those small changes can make a big impact. Case in point. My client had replaced wall-to-wall carpet with dark hardwood floors and painted out all that beige with a more modern clean warm white (BM Timid White for those who were curious). But still, something felt out of place. The one element that didn't fit into this current look was that darn staircase. Behold: Your typical 90's staircase, resplendent with oh so very practical off-white fluffy carpet runner. I specified a deep brown stain for the bannister railing, and my client replaced the posts with wrought iron. She also found a fabulous wool carpet runner with a tiny scroll pattern to mimick the scrollwork in her hallway runner (you can see a wee bit in the corner of the left "before" shot above. Ah, so much better, don't you think?






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