5 Ways to Dress Wood Stairs Dramatic. If you’re looking to make a statement, a wide striped runner will do the trick. This eye-catching pattern enhances the dramatic contrast between the black and white tones present in this entry.
Nantucket Entry by T. Keller Donovan, wainscoting on staircase, blue wall with family and sea art. I'd put a large port hole window at the foot of the stairs. Maybe a grey instead of blue and like this for the living room and hall.