What a difference a coat of paint can make! The original knotty pine paneling made for a dreary non-descript stairway (see below). All we did was paint the paneling, the stair risers and freshen up the paint on the wrought iron railing. The result is a dramatic, architectural statement in the foyer. Adding to the drama, the plaster in the entry foyer and stairwell were painted a dark brown for high contrast against the white paneling.
All images courtesy of Braitman