It's All About the Details: Railing Design

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I posted a couple of days ago about beautiful entry ways, and so often entries have grand staircases. And those staircases are usually the focal point of the entry. When designing a home, one of those little details that can often be looked over is the railing design on your stairs and landings (inside and outside) and gates. Remember, no detail can go unnoticed.

When designing a home, I can spend quite some time on designing the right railing for a home; I want to make sure that each homeowner has a unique railing.  Ballustrades can be made of numerous materials: wood, metal, glass, etc.  And the design can be formal or informal, and the designs are endless.  Just like your entry way, your railing design should also follow the style and feel of your home.

Below is a diagram detailing the make-up of a staircase.

Inspirations from France & Italy

Inspiration from France & Italy

I love the newel post design & how the hand rail doesn't follow the post itself to finish it off

Inspirations from France & Italy

Traditional Home, Feb/March 2012 

Traditional Home, Feb/March 2012

Traditional wood railing

Charleston Style & Design, Winter 2012

Stunning!!!

Charleston Style & Design, Winter 2012

Modern and clean

House Beautiful, Feb 2012

Clean lines

Elegant Homes, Spring/Summer 2012

Arts and Crafts lattice ballustrade design

Elegant Homes, Spring/Summer 2012

Classic

Elegant Homes, Spring/Summer 2012

Traditional Georgian Home in style.

Elegant Homes, Spring/Summer 2012

Glass railing...love it!

Tuscan Style, Spring/Summer 2012 

Formal and elegant

Tuscan Style, Spring/Summer 2012

Tuscan Style, Spring/Summer 2012

Bulbus balustrade on door/windows.

Veranda, December 2011

Loving the black and white...concrete railing.

Veranda, December 2011

This is a classic pattern.

Unmistakably French

I love this little iron detail outside the wine room.

Unmistakably French

The pattern reminds me of an urn

 

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