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Charcoal staircase - looks great... though the dusty footprints!

Indoor/Outdoor Living, Brooklyn-Style

Black Painted Back Stairs with a Yellow Handrail by Barbara Bestor

A New England Kitchen by Way of LA

House Call - Elizabeth Roberts: Roberts dyed the original battered floors using a mix of half dark mocha and half black and painted the stairs and balusters in high-gloss floor paint.

House Call: Elizabeth Roberts in Brooklyn

House Call - Elizabeth Roberts: Roberts dyed the original battered floors using a mix of half dark mocha and half black and painted the stairs and balusters in high-gloss floor paint.

Sabino - love this! Dark grey stairs against the wooden floors and bannister and white walls

Indoor/Outdoor Living, Brooklyn-Style

That staircase again! Love the combo of wood n paint! Especially in a small space like ours.

9 Things We Learned From One Blogger's Boho Home

That staircase again! Love the combo of wood n paint! Especially in a small space like ours.

A warm punch of yellow on the stairs highlight its luscious curves and brings a vibrancy to the muted tones of the apartment. In addition, four of the six dining chairs were sourced from the Paris fleas to complement the existing ones. All photos by: Niya Bascom Photography

A warm punch of yellow on the stairs highlight its luscious curves and brings a vibrancy to the muted tones of the apartment. In addition, four of the six dining chairs were sourced from the Paris fleas to complement the existing ones. All photos by: Niya Bascom Photography

Really cool stairs with an industrial workspace...reminds me of my sisters house.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Really cool stairs with an industrial workspace...reminds me of my sisters house.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

FARMHOUSE – INTERIOR – many of the older farmhouses included a back staircase as well as the main staircase, how convenient.

FARMHOUSE – INTERIOR – many of the older farmhouses included a back staircase as well as the main staircase, how convenient.

Monochrome chic. Simple is best in a narrow hallway.  White painted stairs make them appear wider and the grey runner is both practical and elegant. Seek out a slim console - vintage or modern - thats useful and decorative but not space-consuming.

Monochrome chic. Simple is best in a narrow hallway. White painted stairs make them appear wider and the grey runner is both practical and elegant. Seek out a slim console - vintage or modern - thats useful and decorative but not space-consuming.

A sisal stair runner / interesting with the black painted stairs.

A sisal stair runner

A sisal stair runner / interesting with the black painted stairs.