rope bannister

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.

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Author:
Wendy Jacob
Photographer:
Janet Kimber
Designer:
Philip Mitchell
Source:
House & Home July 2014 issue
Products:
Pendant light, RomEla Antique Lighting; handrail hardware, The Door Store
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