Wainscotting, dark railing, dark treads with light floor! These were the three products that gave me the look I desired. Minwax Gel Stain in Walnut, Burnt Umber semi opaque craft paint, and Minwax Wipe On Poly.
[Marvelous use of pattern. In combination with the patterns of the floor and runner, the black railings and chair frame give it a graphic quality that's striking and very attractive.] Love this black and white striped stair runner