After completing a full home renovation, the homeowners didn’t have much left in the budget to redo the dated honey oak square profile railing with plain glass panels. Rather than tear out the existing stair system, it was given a facelift. Decorative egg and dart moldings were added to bulk up the grip of the railing and add some traditional detailing. The continuous expanse of glass was divided to give the look of custom panels using an X-design that was crowned with a decorative rosette at each juncture. The existing honey stain finish was stripped in favor of deeper, richer chocolate wood tones. As a finishing touch, some gold metallic highlights were added to accentuate the detail of the wood moldings added. The transformation resulted in a sophisticated custom stair look for a fraction of the cost.
There was a perfect solution for this homeowner who loved sophistication and elegance but also entertained constantly and was interested in creating a dynamic atmosphere when needed. The answer was backlit white onyx tiles placed in panels flanking the great room fireplace. Backlit using LED lighting, these panels can pulsate vibrant colors giving an energetic feel to the room or can emit a calm warm white light adding to the sophistication and elegance of the room. The ambience and feel of the room is transformed by the touch of a switch.