"Pamela Pierce's Top 10 Picks" Iron Railings and Plaster Stairs The combination of a simple iron railing with an elegant plaster stair doesn't get any better. It's architecturally beautiful and really makes a statement. Plus, it can work in both traditional and contemporary settings.
"Those are actually the original stone stairs in that house. They'd been painted over, so I had them stripped. I even had that railing stripped too. You should always think about stripping things down to find out what the original material is. A lot of the time it'll be something that really gives the room a sense of patina and age."