Decorating & Design

October 13, 2016

Design Hack: Rope Bannister

In designer Philip Mitchell’s Chester, Nova Scotia, guesthouse, heavy nautical rope is a breezy alternative to a traditional handrail. Source brackets and fittings from a sailing supply store or online retailer like Stair Ropes, and use one well-affixed bracket for every meter of rope. For safety, choose a rope that fits snugly within the bracket so it won’t slip.

Author: Wendy Jacob

Janet Kimber


Pendant light, RomEla Antique Lighting; handrail hardware, The Door Store


House & Home July 2014 issue


Philip Mitchell