Monday, October 11, 2010


Iron balusters on a stair constantly pose a quandary. Specifically as it pertains to code issues. I long for the good old days when they could be spaced however one deemed appropriate from a design stand point. We have been known to put in dummies to get past a pesky inspector, then knock the middle bit out after the certificate of occupancy has been issued. Shhh....don't tell anyone! It becomes, however, a challenge to come up with a design that is both beautiful and legal. If you have solutions, I'd love to hear about it!

Melanie Turner - Veranda

Rose Tarlow

Yves Taralon - Veranda

Tuscany Artists Homes

Peter Dunham - Architectural Digest

Nancy Braithwaite - Veranda

Matieres Marius Auirenti

Martyn Lawrence Bullard - Elle Decor

Maisons Cote' Sud

Kurt Neirynck

Kelli Ford - Veranda

James Aman - Elle Decor

Gail Plechaty - Veranda

Frances Lansing & Sheppard Craige

Eleanor Cummings - House Beautiful



  1. So many amazing railings. I'm all for the switcheroo, whatever it takes to bring form over function...

  2. Beautiful selection of photos!
    I'm really enjoying looking at your blog:-)