wool sisal style staircase runner with very narrow binding. It's installed about 3 inches from the sides (and cut out around the newel post) in the Hollywood style, which is tailored and bespoke. The big area rug the same, but with a different binding.
White Painted Staircase Makeover with Seagrass Stair Runner. Full step by step tutorial from removing the old carpet to staining the banisters, to installing the stair runner. IF HE REALLY DOESNT WANT WOOD