Our new-to-us farmhouse has a lovely staircase, with a huge newel post. I love the old woodwork, even though it's been painted in a cream colour by a previous owner.
We decided to put a garland on the staircase, but along the bottom, not the top as is usually done. We felt it looked better running along the bottom portion because the top rail runs right up against the ceiling, and also because the garland we had wasn't long enough to go along the top rail.
As you can see, the stairs don't go up from the door, they go up in reverse (there must be a technical term for that). This did not leave us much room to get furniture upstairs. You can read our exploits in that respect, in a future post!
Isn't the post marvellous? The bottom square is 6 1/4" x 6 1/4"
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