Stair rails are one of those utilitarian things that are used all the time, but rarely thought of in the initial home design. But having a unique bannister and slats can make all the difference.
I love the handrail above because of its juxtaposition to the stairs. It's angular, dark, and modern, while the stairs are curved, bright white, and classic.
In the staircase above, it's all about that sculptural bannister and its light finish. A perfect counterpoint to the dark wood and marble stairs.
In the example above, I love the unexpected design that appears at regular intervals.
What do you think about these unique designs? You can find more examples on my pinboard here!