NY Good Questions: What Should We Do To The Staircase?

NY Good Questions: What Should We Do To The Staircase?

Maxwell Ryan
Apr 18, 2008

Dear AT,

We're moving in next week, and we're not quite sure what to do with the staircase!

At first we were going to paint over the red and make it a mid-gray (with the big wall to the left of it a light silvery-gray), but then we fell in love with a dark gray couch.

Now we're worried about the whole apartment being too many shades of gray and the grays not matching in tone...etc...

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And then we thought: maybe we could tear down the wall and replace it with an industrial-style metal banister/railing, to open up that space.

But if we did that, would it clash with the stairs themselves?

And where on earth could we find a contractor who would be able to do what we're envisioning?

(by the way, our style is a lot more subdued than the current owners...still modern, but probably less pop-art colourful!)

Thanks! Caroline

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