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LED Lighted Railings and Stairs

LED light cable railing system

Creative, Custom Solutions

Indoors and outdoors alike, LED lighted railings add to both the functionality and ambiance of a given space. Whether you’re hoping to set a romantic mood for your restaurant patio or are looking to light up your interior staircase for nighttime visibility, architectural LED lighting is a stylish solution.

At Keuka Studios, we understand that every project is different and requires some creative engineering. When it comes to lighting, concealing wires and accessing power sources may present a challenge. However, our designers are committed to coming up with innovative solutions for the unique demands of your project.

Cable Railings with LED Lighting

Cable railing systems designed and crafted by Keuka Studios bring a modern, sophisticated look to decks, balconies, terraces, and stairs. Many of our clients, both home and business owners, request LED lighting for their railings so they can make the most of their outdoor spaces. At Keuka Studios, our engineers can incorporate the LED lighting system of your choice into a custom cable railing system.

How our designers accommodate the lights, wires, and access to a power source will depend on the style and materials you chose for your railing posts and top rail. If you want spotlight-style LED lights, one option is to use aluminum tubing and run the wires through the top rail. Using this method, allows us to craft a rail with custom cutouts for spotlight-style LED lights. Once you have selected your lighting system we custom design our railings to work with the system of choice.

With LED lighting, the options are unlimited. You can opt for classic white lights or colored lights. Also available are dimming or pulsing lights. Whatever your style, Keuka Studios will help you create your perfect illuminated space.

LED Lighted Cable Railings -Top Rail

We worked with a commercial customer who chose the LEDPOD 40 by KLIK Systems. For the deck railings of their Wedding Venue. With this design, light faces down from beneath the top rail and it reflects off the stainless steel cable infill below, illuminating them as well. Most commonly, our clients request under-rail lighting to illuminate the whole perimeter of the space.

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Terraced Patio Bar with LED Lighted Railings

For this terraced patio bar at the Sequoia restaurant in Washington, D.C. we incorporated LEDpod night lighting into the underside of the round handrail. All of the wires are concealed within the posts and the handrails. The LEDpod lighting has the effect of lighting the walkways while adding ambiance to the dining experience.

Led Lighted railing on exterior bar railing
LED Lighted Top Railing

Staircases with LED Lighting

LED lighting has also become popular with our custom stair customers. To achieve a modern look and to light the way, clients often request built-in lights for stair treads, risers, or stringers. How we incorporate the lights will depend on the style and materials of your staircase. For ideas, take a look at a couple of our staircases with LED lighting systems:

LED Lighted Spiral Stair Risers

This exterior spiral staircase features LED lights on each riser and connects to a deck railing system with under-rail lights. As shown in the accompanying drawings, the circuit runs up the center column of the spiral staircases, and the wires run beneath each tread to connect the LED lights embedded in the risers. Each light has a custom machined metal diffuser that guides the light downward to prevent glare while ascending the steps. 

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Zig Zag Stair With Lighted Treads

Keuka Studios designed this zigzag staircase and cable railing system for a client in Greenwich, Connecticut. To brighten the walkway and match the customer’s unique hanging light fixture, we added LED light strips to the underside of each stair tread. A brushed stainless steel riser was used to add a bit of dazzle to the project.

LED lighted zig zag staircase modern staircase.

Floating Stair With Lighted Glass Treads

We custom-created this lighted glass tread, steel stringer stairs, and cable railing system for the interior of a client’s home in Knoxville, Tennessee. The lighting system for the glass treads is fed up through the wall and into the end of each tread. This creates a warm glow that transitions across the glass tread.

Glass stair treads on metal floating stairs with LED lighting on the treads.

Floating Stair Stringer with LED Lighting

A client in Ogunquit, ME decided to have LED lighting in their floating stair stringer to provide light for navigating the stairs and add ambiance to the space. We custom-made the steel stringer to conceal the wires of the LED lighting with cutouts to accommodate the chosen lights. The effect is a warm welcoming glow to their home entry and stairs.

floating stair with LED lighting in the stringer

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While our engineers create innovative ways to incorporate LED lights into our unique cable railing systems and stairs, every project requires custom accommodations. If you’re interested in railing with LED lighting, we recommend you contact us to discuss your ideas. Interested in LED lighting for your stairs or cable railing? Contact us to discuss your ideas.


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Inspiring Hamptons Stair and Railing Projects

Living room with modern floating spindle stairs and window wall

Modern stairs and railings crafted for Homes in the Hamptons

The Hamptons located on Long Island is made up of a variety of beach towns and award-winning vineyards with a rural atmosphere, and historic charm. Widely known as an exclusive summer destination to escape from the city, and viewed as a summer playground, or a place to relax and enjoy the pristine waters. The architecture of the area boasts a variety of charming homes from traditional colonial styles to modern mansions. We have designed and fabricated a variety of stairs and railings for homes in the Hamptons.

These projects will inspire your next renovation or new build. See something you like? Contact us for a quote.

East Hampton

Floating Spindle Stair and Railing Project

Quarter turn stairs and railing project with pencils spindles

A work of art this floating staircase flows elegantly between floors with a continuous oak handrail. The steel stringers appear as if they float in thin air, and each spindle is perfectly placed. This streamlined railing is constructed of powder-coated steel with thick white oak treads and handrails.

Floating stairs with pencil railings.

Placed directly in front of a two-story window the vertical lines of the staircase balustrade blend beautifully with the modern aesthetic of this cube-style home.

Deck Cable Railing System

Deck Cable Rail System made with slim posts on modern beach house

This beach house was designed with a low profile, and clean lines to sit in harmony with the natural surroundings. The Ithaca Style cable railing system was chosen for this project since it perfectly complements the simplistic lines of this modern beach house. The posts and top rail are made of matte black powder-coated aluminum. The cable railing system is custom-made to transition along the deck, second-story decks, and stairs up to the crow’s nest.

Bridgehampton

Black Cable Railings

Timber frame structure with floating staircase and cable railings in center of home.

A truly unique stairwell design combines rustic and refined elements in this modern farmhouse. The reclaimed wooden beams add a weathered texture, contrasting with the smooth white oak treads and handrails. The cable railing is made with black cables and fittings. The Ithaca Style railing posts are a custom powder-coat color to match the home’s window trim.

Modern farm house with black cable railing system on floating stairs and balcony.

Striking in its simplicity the slim straight balusters and linear design of the railings accent the home’s neutral pallet.

Stainless Cable Railing

Covered master bedroom deck with stainless steel cable railing system and gray posts overlooking pool area.

The crisp clean lines of the master bedroom balcony railing with thin railing posts provide the required functionality while seeming to disappear from the view. The cable ends are attached to the home’s structure with our unique fittings eliminating the requirement for additional posts. The same railing style is used for the interior and exterior creating synergy in the design of the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Montauk

Exterior Stair and Balcony Cable Railings

Cable railings for entrance stairs and upper level balcony.

The design objective of this modern home with floor-to-ceiling windows and a distinctive wide main entry stair was to maintain the open views. Cable railings were chosen to ascend the stairs and wrap the porch and balcony. The Ithaca Style railing is made with thin posts and a wood top rail which maximizes the views.

Glass Interior Stair Railings

Glass railing balustrade on floating stairs.

A free-standing modern straight staircase with glass railing balustrades and metal posts gives this railing a transparent appearance. Placed adjacent to the window it seamlessly brings the outdoors, indoors and allows for streaming sunlight throughout. The posts include escutcheon plates to hide the mounting hardware. The glass balustrade is mounted to the posts with stainless steel clamps.

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At Keuka Studios, we custom fabricate residential and commercial stairs and railings to fit your style, space, and requirements. To learn more about how each cable railing project moves from vision to reality. Take a look at our custom railing design process. We take pride in building craftsman-quality and commercial-grade stairs and railings for interior and exterior applications. Contact us to get started on your project.

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Remarkable Modern Metal Railings

Modern round bar railing on home exterior deck and stairs

Modern metal railings are trending in home design for interiors, and exteriors. Metal railings that are artfully designed and expertly handcrafted add a streamlined aesthetic, modern flair, and sleek lines to any home. Our bespoke railing systems offer unique solutions that are not available anywhere else. We work with the challenges of each space to create elegant solutions resulting in railings that are sculptural works of art.

You can select from a range of styles, colors, finishes, and base materials that can be mixed and matched to fit your desired aesthetic and functionality.

Styles – There are a variety of styles available for metal railings including horizontal and vertical spindle railings or flat bar railings

Materials – Metal railings can be fabricated from a variety of materials including steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, with a variety of finishes available to choose from.

Finishes – Each type of metal may be finished in a variety of ways. Stainless Steel is usually brushed or polished to achieve a shiny appearance and has the option to also be powder coated. Aluminum is available as clear anodized which gives it a silver-looking appearance and has the option to be powder coated. Steel is available in a variety of powder coat colors, and can also be in galvanized for better weatherability

Get inspired for your next project with these remarkable modern metal railings we’ve created for our clients.

Horizontal Bar Railings

Modern Metal Railing with Mono stringer floating stairs, horizontal round bar railings and wood treads located adjacent to expansive windows.
Horizontal Round Bar Railing – Scarsdale, NY

Modern Metal Floating Stair with Round Bar Railing

The client for a modern cube home chose horizontal round bar railings for the interior and exterior of their new home. The railings wrap the multilevel stairs and balconies on the interior. For the exterior, the same railing style is used on the rooftop deck, covered porch, and stairs. The modern metal railings have a minimalist appearance. The posts are mounted below the flooring to hide the hardware resulting in a streamlined appearance. The lines of the railings beautifully complement the modernist architecture of the home. These railings are made of powder-coated steel with white oak top rails.

Modern Metal Railing with horizontal flat bars and unique double bar posts on floating stairs. The treads and top rail are antique oak in a rustic setting.
Flat Bar Railing on Floating Staircase, Keuka Lake, NY

Flat Bar Railing on Modern Floating Stairs

Refined and rustic this project remodel was a labor of love for our clients. The objective was to take a tightly closed stairwell and give it a larger, spacious, open feel. To accomplish this, the closed stairwell was removed and replaced with a floating mono stringer stair and a modern metal flat bar railing. The railing is uniquely designed with horizontal flat bars and double bar end posts. The railing top rail and stair treads are made of antique white oak, creating a space with a rustic yet, refined style.

Vertical Bar Railings

Modern Metal Railing with vertical spindles on a multi level floating staircase. In a modern setting.
Spindle Railing on Floating Stairs – Hamptons, NY

Round Bar Railing aka Pencil Rod Railing

Careful engineering and design, and clever solutions were required to achieve the simplicity and clean lines of this modern stair railing. The hardware for the spindles is hidden beneath the floor for an uncluttered appearance. The railing and wood top rail flows seamlessly and elegantly like a ribbon as it ascends from floor to floor. Uniquely designed to achieve rigidity and a slender floating appearance. The stair stringer and spindles are made of powder-coated steel with white oak top rail and treads.

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At Keuka Studios, we custom fabricate residential and commercial stairs and railings to fit your style, space, and requirements. To learn more about how each cable railing project moves from vision to reality, take a look at our custom railing design process. We take pride in building craftsman-quality and commercial-grade cable railings for interior and exterior applications. Contact us to get started on your project.

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Cable Railing Systems for Decks

Deck with surface mount railing

Whether you’re building a new deck or remodeling an existing one Keuka Studios offers a variety of cable railings systems for decks. There are six standard post styles to choose from and many accessories and materials available to suit your home and your style.

What is included with a cable railing system for decks?

When you’re deciding to purchase a cable railing system for your deck it is important to understand what is included with our system:
-Design and rendering service. Unless your project is a simple, level rectangular deck, your probably going to need some custom designed posts. During this process, we work this all out and can provide renderings showing optional styles and colors to help you visualize the finished project. We are particularly good at making your project look cohesive and elegant. Just look at our Deck Railing Gallery and I am sure you will agree.
-The individual railing posts. There are different posts available for end posts, intermediate posts, and stair posts. All are available in either a surface or fascia mount.
– All the cables with fittings required to complete the project. These can be for 1/8th-inch or 3/16th-inch cable. 3/16th-inch cable is more common on commercial ailing systems.
-All mounting hardware for installation. 18-8 stainless steel is standard, 316 stainless is optional (for coastal applications).
-The top rail (optional). Available in wood, steel, or aluminum.
-Keuka cable railing fittings including a fitting installation kit.

What accessories are available for my cable railing?

We offer a variety of additional accessories for cable railing systems that include: posts and rails, custom-designed to accommodate LED lightingEscutcheon Plates to hide mounting hardware, and nut caps to hide hex lag screws. In addition, we can custom design a matching gate for your project.

What styles of posts are available to choose from?

We offer 6 standard cable railing designs. The KeukaIthacaChicagoTokyoKauai, and Prairie. Each style offers a different look and feel to complement your home’s style. We can also make a custom design where your imagination is the only limitation. Each post style can be purchased in a range of materials with associated costs relative to the material chosen. Available materials include Steel, Aluminum, and Stainless Steel. Available finishes are:

What types of finishes are available for metal deck railing posts?

Depending the type of metal, the railing posts can be powder-coated, galvanized, galvanize with powder-coat, anodized, brushed or polished.

– Powder-Coating, available on steel, aluminum or stainless steel.
– hot dipped galvanized, available on steel only.
– hot dipped galvanized plus powder coat, available on steel only.
– Clear Anodizing, available on aluminum.
– Brushed or polished finish, available on stainless steel and aluminum.

cable railing designs.

Keuka Style Curved Deck Railing Post

Our signature Keuka railing post style has a curved profile and can be made to be fascia mounted or surface mount. This railing style beautifully complements architecture with curved roofs, decks or balconies.

Keuka railing post

Ithaca Style Sleek Stainless Steel Deck Railing

The Ithaca style cable railing has sleek thin posts to be the least obstructive to the view beyond. This railing can be surface mount or fascia mounted. The Ithaca style railing looks sleek and streamlined on modern homes and blends simply into almost any architectural style.

Industrial style mountain home with cable railing

Chicago Style Industrial Deck Railing Post

Unique to Keuka Studios the Chicago Style cable railing boasts an industrial edge. Our clients have installed this railing on modern and industrial architecture with exposed beams to add a sleek contemporary look.

 Chicago style cable railing

Tokyo Style Slim Deck Railing

The Tokyo Style cable railing has sharp lines and a sleek profile. The corner posts have a unique style with thin square bars that add an Asian influence.

Tokyo Style cable r

Kauai Style Cable Railing For Decks

The Kauai Style has slender intermediate posts with double-bar end posts connected with round stainless steel standoffs between the corner posts. This style works well with modern and contemporary architecture and allows for vista views.

Kauai Style

Cable Railings System for Decks with Prairie Post

The prairie posts are reminiscent of an I-beam with a unique motif design on each of the posts. This style complements an industrial look as well as prairie-style architecture including homes with low roof lines. This look can be designed without the motif cut-out resulting in a more traditional I-beam appearance for an industrial aesthetic.

What type of top rail are available for decks? Top rails are available in a variety of styles, shapes, and materials including wood, aluminum and steel. There are several factors to consider when choosing top rails. Depending on the railing style of choice some top rails will work better than others. Each top rail will have an associated cost depending on size, material, and finish of choice.

Let us help you customize a cable railing system of your choice for your deck to suit your home’s style. Wondering how to install a cable railing on your deck? We have an easy step by step guide.

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Homes with Exterior Cable Railings

Eleven home styles featuring cable railings on the exterior stairs and decks

Whether you are in the beginning stages of designing and building a home or renovating an existing one there are a lot of decisions to make. Among those decisions is deciding on the exterior facade and what types of railings to choose for the stairs and decks. I have always found starting with inspiration photos for my projects helps me to see the possibilities and visualize the results. Cable railing systems are a great choice for exterior stairs and decks. They give your house a unique style and add value to your home. Following is a collection of homes with a variety of architectural styles including contemporary, modern, traditional, cube, and log homes that feature Keuka Studios cable railing systems for your inspiration.

Exterior cable railings on pool deck exterior stairs and balconies of contemporary beach home.

Contemporary Beach Home Renovation

Located in New Jersey on Long Beach Island this Loveladies beach home sat vacant and neglected for many years. When new owners purchased the home they decided to refurbish it and completely update the decks with a minimalist and modern appearance. They removed a dated white metal tube railing that obstructed their ocean views and replaced it with a cable railing system. The client chose our Ithaca Style railing system for its slender railing posts and clean simple lines. The railings are custom modified to accommodate the site with shorter posts on the half wall. The posts are designed to be attached by fascia on the pool deck and surface mount on the upper-level rooftop decks.

  • Cable Railing Style: Ithaca Style Railing
  • Material: Anodized Aluminum with IPE top rail
  • Fascia and Surface Mounted Posts at Varied Lengths as needed for half walls
Desert villas with exterior cable railings on the decks.

Desert Villa with Custom Curved Railing System

The epitome of indoor-outdoor living, the Summit Club, NV desert villas offer sweeping decks and patios designed for gracious entertaining. Since the villas overlook the club’s golf course and have stunning views of the Red Rocks mountains the objective was to design a railing system that would maximize the views. To complement the architecture of the villa we custom-designed a unique curved blade-shaped railing post. The posts are powder-coated a custom color to match the exterior facade of the villa. The top rail is made of round stainless steel tube.

  • Cable Railing Style: Custom Curved Railing
  • Material: Powder-coated steel with polished stainless steel top rail
  • Posts are fascia mounted and made to a custom height of 40 inches
  • Builder: Discovery Land Company
  • See more about this project in our gallery
A log home adjacent to the forest curved cable railings system on the exterior.

Lake House Log Home with Curved Cable Railing

Situated adjacent to Liberty Lake, WA this residence enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding natural landscape. This log home combines architectural materials including wood, steel, and stone creating a rustic home with a modern touch. Since the view from the home was of utmost importance a cable railing system was chosen as the best choice to maximize the views. Our client chose the Keuka Style cable railing post for its gently curved shape. The railing posts were made to a height of 42 inches and custom modified to wrap around the deck drainage system.

  • Cable Railing Style: Keuka Style Railing
  • Material: Powder Coated Steel with wood top rail
  • Custom made posts at 42-in height and designed to wrap the deck’s drainage system
  • See more about this project in our gallery
Expansive mid century style home with curved cable railings on exterior decks, stairs and pool deck.

Lake Tahoe Mid-Century Modern Estate Update

Lake Tahoe also known as the Jewel of the Sierras is a recreation destination that boasts beaches, ski resorts, and state parks. Located in South Lake Tahoe is Villa Harrah originally built in the 1960s by William Harrah founder of Harrahs Casinos. The 22,000 sq ft home recently underwent a complete renovation bringing it up to date with modern amenities while paying homage to its famous roots. Our Keuka Style curved railing system was chosen for all the outdoor decks, stairs, balconies, and pool decks for its nautical aesthetic and to maintain the stunning panoramic lake and mountain views.

  • Cable Railing Style: Keuka Style Railing
  • Material: Custom color powder-coated steel with IPE top rail
  • Posts are surface mounted and made at a custom height for the concrete pool wall.
  • Architect: Solanna Design
  • See more about this project in our gallery

Cube Architecture with Rooftop Deck Cable Railings

Based on simple geometric lines this cube-style home has a modern design incorporating a combination of materials including stone, steel, glass, and wood. The unique home was planned to efficiently use all the available living spaces inside and outside. Therefore, a rooftop deck was added above the sunporch for enjoying the outdoors, and the views during the mild comfortable summer months in the Northeast. To complement the simple lines of the exterior of this cube-style home our client chose our Ithaca Style cable railing system.

  • Cable Railing Style: Ithaca Style Railing
  • Material: Custom color powder-coated steel with IPE top rail
  • Posts are surface-mounted
  • Architect: Krzystof Bury

Sleek Modern Home with Industrial Edge

Cleans lines and a sleek appearance with a unique blend of metals and brick define the look of this modern home. The porte-cochere creates a grand entrance to the home with the added benefit of extra rooftop space for entertaining, dining, and lounging. This client chose our Chicago Style cable railing system for the exterior of their home since the tapered post has a unique cut-out design with an industrial edge. The railing is made of powder-coated steel at a 42-inch height and fascia mounted.

  • Cable Railing Style: Chicago Style
  • Material: Custom color powder-coated steel with wood top rail
  • Posts are Fascia-mounted
  • See more about this project in our gallery
Contemporary home with curved rooflines and curved cable railings in located in the mountains of Tahoe NV.

Majestic Mountain Home with Curved Cable Railings

This contemporary home is located at a private home development club in Clear Creek, NV. The residence has an open floor plan with dramatic views of the mountains from every window. Because the main objective of the exterior deck railing design was to maintain the mountain views cable railings were a natural choice. Since the architecture of the home has curved rooflines the Keuka Style curved railing system was chosen to accentuate the contoured rooflines.

  • Cable Railing Style: Keuka Style Railing
  • Material: Custom color powder-coated steel with a 2 in x 6 in aluminum top rail.
  • Posts are fascia mounted
  • Architect: Kelly and Stone
  • See more about this project in our gallery

Tropical Modern Architecture with Cable Railings

The island of Kauai is referred to as the “Garden Island” for its lush undeveloped mountain ranges and rainforests. As is the custom in Hawaii many homes are given names, this home is named “Hale Ike Mala” meaning “Love of the Garden” since it is set on the hillside overlooking the orchard and pristine ocean. This residence was designed by Kelly and Stone Architects, their approach to creating homes is guided by sustainability and harmonizing with the site and the environment. They chose our Kauai Style railing for this project. The Kauai Style has slim posts and unique double-end posts connected with round stainless steel spacers. The railing is made to a height of 42-inches with 3/16 in cables.

  • Cable Railing Style: Kauai Style Railing
  • Material: Custom color powder-coated solid aluminum posts
  • Posts fascia mounted and made to a 42-inch height with 3/16 in stainless steel cables
  • Architect: Kelly and Stone
  • See more about this project in our gallery.
  • Link to video of this home Hale Ike Mala

Industrial Style with Exposed Hardware and Beams

The Chicago Style railing was chosen for this home since it perfectly complements the exterior exposed beam architecture and stone facade. This railing design has an industrial edge with tapered posts that have a unique cutout pattern. Since the home is situated adjacent to panoramic views of the Colorado mountains the objective of the project was to maintain the views while accenting the architecture of the home.

  • Cable Railing Style: Chicago Style Railing
  • Material: Custom color powder-coated steel posts.
  • Posts fascia mounted with aluminum top rail.
  • Builder: Kogan Builders – Durango, CO
  • See more about this project in our gallery.
Traditional beach home with outdoor lounging spaces including a hot tub. The Ithaca style cable railings system with its slim posts wrap the decks, balconies, boardwalk and screen porch.

Rehoboth Beach House with Deck Cable Railings

Located on the Delaware Shores Rehoboth Beach boasts plenty of fun and activities for the whole family including water activities, shopping on the boardwalk, and an amusement park. To maintain the stunning views and ocean breezes this client chose to use cable railings to wrap the exterior decks, balconies, screen porch, and boardwalk to the beach. They chose the Ithaca Style railing system for the slim posts and minimalist style that perfectly complements the traditional facade of the home.

Mid Century Modern with Curved Cable Railings

A mid-century modern home gets an update while maintaining the original simplicity of the style. Since the home has large floor-to-ceiling windows the client chose cable railings to maintain the views from the multi-level decks and from within the home. The railing style chosen for this project is our Keuka Style for its gently curved posts. That adds a unique approach to the otherwise straight lines of the architecture of the home.

  • Cable Railing Style: Keuka Style Cable Railings
  • Material: Powder-coated steel posts
  • Posts: Surface mounted with stainless steel cable

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At Keuka Studios, we custom fabricate residential and commercial stairs and railings to fit your style, space, and requirements. To learn more about how each cable railing project moves from vision to reality, take a look at our custom railing design process. We take pride in building craftsman-quality and commercial-grade cable railings for interior and exterior applications. Contact us to get started on your project.

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6 Popular Cable Railing Color Options

At Keuka Studios, we provide endless options for cable railing customization. We offer five signature railing post styles and an array of post and top rail materials. Once you’ve selected the design of your railing system and your desired materials, you can also choose your finish. If you opt for a powder coat, you can select one of our standard colors or a customized shade.

When choosing a powder coat for your cable railing system, you should consider a few important factors. You can read more about these considerations here. If you need some design inspiration, take a look at our six most popular cable railing color options: “Raven Black,” “Sparkle Silver,” “Dazzling Pewter,” “Oil-Rubbed Bronze,” and “Gamblers Gun Grey”, and “Texture White”.

1. “Raven Black”

With both interior and exterior applications, many of our clients pick a classic black powder coat for their cable railing system. Our “Raven Black” option matches virtually any natural setting, interior design scheme, and top rail material. In the photo below, the railing features black powder-coated steel posts paired with a maple wood top rail. The dark railing posts create a striking contrast with the home’s white walls and Douglas fir exposed beams.

Interior cable railing and double stringer staircase and maple treads. The cable railing post and stringer color is Raven Black.

2. “Sparkle Silver” Powder Coat

If you’re looking for a cable railing system with a modern edge, consider the “Sparkle Silver” shade. This lustrous, soft silver powder coat adds a reflective and metallic look to any railing and mimics the look of stainless steel without the added cost. The owner of this luxurious home chose a “Sparkle Silver” powder coat for their steel Chicago Style cable railing system. Both the silver posts and light wood top rail contribute to the sleek monochromatic aesthetic of the home exterior.

Modern railing system on rooftop deck with the cable railing color sparkle silver

3. “Dazzling Pewter” Cable Railing Color

“Dazzling Pewter” is a matt dark grey shade with a slight sandpaper-like texture for a more industrial feel. The rustic barn pictured below features a floating staircase and cable railing system with “Dazzling Pewter” powder-coated stair stringers and railing posts. The color contrasts nicely with the antique Oak treads and handrail without being overpowering.

Interior of rustic party barn showcasing stairs in a channel style with cable railing post color dazzling pewter.

4. Cable Railing Color Option: “Gamblers Gun Grey”

“Gamblers Gun Grey” also has a metallic look but a more muted appearance than “Dazzling Pewter.” This powder coat shade is particularly popular among clients who have contemporary taste and want a cable railing system that harmoniously melds with its surroundings. Our clients in Martha’s Vineyard chose “Gamblers Gun Grey” powder-coated aluminum posts and a white oak top rail for their rooftop deck cable railing system.

Modern rooftop deck with view of the water in Martha's Vineyard and cable railing post color Gamblers Gun Grey

5. “Oil-Rubbed Bronze”

The “Oil-Rubbed Bronze” cable railing color option is particularly popular for exterior applications. The deep brown shade has a natural look that seamlessly blends with natural landscapes. For example, Keuka Studios designed and crafted this cable railing for the observation deck at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The “Oil-Rubbed Bronze” powder-coated aluminum posts and top rail complement rather than distract from the sprawling natural scenery.

Expansive view of the river beyond can be seen from this observation deck with cable railing post color oil rubbed bronze.

6. “Texture White”

White powder-coated railings have a clean, simple, and sophisticated look. Many of our clients in coastal areas who want to achieve a nautical aesthetic opt for a white powder coat. Keuka Studios crafted the cable railing system shown below for a hotel lobby that was designed to resemble a ship deck. The railing features steel posts, a teak wood top rail, and stainless steel infill cables.

Hotel lobby relaxing area iwth texture white cable railings posts.

Close Up of Color Chips

An image of the 6 colors is shown below to help you visualize your projects. Since monitors display colors differently these color chips are available upon request for Keuka Studios projects.
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Six metal color chips with showing the popular cable railing colors up close.

Don’t see the cable railing color that’s perfect for your project? While these are our most popular powder coat options, we offer a much larger selection than what’s shown above. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for in our cable railing gallery, contact us and ask about powder coat color customization.

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Atrium Cable Railing Ideas

Cable Railings on Mezzanine in Atrium

Simple and Stunning Atriums with Cable Railings

Atriums are usually spacious open multi-storied areas featured in the main entrees of buildings. Many designs will have skylights or generous windows to provide an infusion of natural light to each floor. Atriums provide a great area for informal gatherings, small meeting places, or a relaxed atmosphere for taking a break or having a bite to eat. Since the objective is to create large open spaces, a cable railing for the balconies and stairs is a perfect choice. Atrium cable railings are available in a variety of styles and finishes, these creative ideas will inspire your next project. Cable railings are a perfect choice for all types of atriums including, office buildings, college campuses, and retreat lodges.

Atrium with thin posts on balcony and cable railings.

Sleek Atrium Cable Railing

Creating an environment to prioritize wellness the Amerisource Bergen new offices feature healthy options in the cafeteria as well as a yoga and fitness center. Our Ithaca style cable railing was chosen for the atrium’s interior stairs and balcony. Because the modern thin posts and sleek styling, allow for the natural sunlight to stream throughout the open areas, resulting in an enjoyable place to work and socialize.

  • Cable Railing Style – Ithaca Style Railing
  • Materials: Powder-Coated Steel Posts at 42 in height with Aluminum Top Rail
  • Architect: Gensler
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Industrial style railing system with large window view in college atrium.

Atrium Lounge Cable Railing

Rogers State University Pryor Campus is located in an active area with an abundance of lakes and parks. The University provides a vibrant campus life including an open atrium for studying, socializing, and lounging. The railing chosen for this project is our Chicago Style with 42-inch posts powder-coated dazzling pewter. Since the post design features cutouts and angular projections it gives the posts an edgy industrial aesthetic.

  • Cable Railings Style – Chicago Style
  • Materials: Powder-Coated Steel Posts at 42 in, Fascia mounted
  • Architect: Dewberry Architects
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College atrium with wood wall, water feature wall and industrial railing system on balcony.

High-Tech Industrial Atrium Cable Railing

Olivet Nazarene University Reed Hall is home to both the study of engineering and the sciences. The spacious lobby features a large water sculpture that greets you as you walk in the door. Together the glass window wall and ceilings combined with our transparent cable railings keep the space feeling open. As a result, it allows for natural light to flow throughout the building. Our Chicago Style cable railing was chosen for its high-tech and industrial look that fits in perfectly in the environment built to inspire.

  • Cable Railing Style – Chicago Style
  • Materials – Powder-coated steel posts fascia mounted with a wood top rail.
  • Architect – Piggush-Simoneau, Inc
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Luxury office building with stainless steel cable railings on balconies.

Stainless Steel Interior Balcony Railing

Forward Bank was designed with finishes chosen to reflect its brand and culture while creating a desirable and pleasant place to work. They needed a building that offered an enjoyable work environment to attract talented employees. Smart office design concepts and finishes were incorporated throughout the building. Our Ithaca style cable railing made of brushed stainless steel was chosen for the atrium to complement the aesthetic of the building.

  • Cable Railing Style – Ithaca Style Railings
  • Materials – Stainless Steel Posts and a sub-rail with a wood top rail
  • Architect – The Redmond Company
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Overlooking corporate retreat dining atrium through cable railings

Balcony Railing Retreat Lodge

Nestled in the woods the Clayton Lodge was designed to blend in with the natural surroundings. The lodge includes several training rooms including indoor and outdoor gathering spaces. It is a perfect location for corporate retreats and private events. For this project, our Ithaca Style Cable railing was chosen because of the slim post design. We made the steel posts at a 42-inch height. The posts are powder-coated with stainless steel cables and a wood top rail.

  • Cable Railing Style – Ithaca Style
  • Materials – Powder-coated steel at a 42 in height with 3/16 in diameter cables
  • Architect – Johnson Architecture
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Atrium balcony railing with I-beam industrial style cable railing system

I-Beam Atrium Cable Railing

KLN Family Brands created an inspiring work environment by combining wood accents with steel finishes and vibrant colors. The multi-level office space includes sunny open areas to work or take a break. Our Prairie Style cable railing post was chosen for this project without the motif cutout resulting in an I-beam appearance. Made of steel and powder-coated with a wide wood top rail. The straight lines complement the interior design finishes.

  • Cable Railing Style – The Prairie Style without the post design cutouts
  • Materials – Powder Coated Steel
  • Architect – Bhhh Partners
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At Keuka Studios, we take pride in building craftsman-quality residential and commercial-grade cable railing systems. Every Keuka Studios custom railing is built specifically for your space. As a result, our products fit perfectly with your home or business’s existing architecture, both in terms of structure and style. To learn more about how each project moves from vision to reality, take a look at our custom railing design process.

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Sleek Stainless Steel Cable and Railing Ideas

Stainless steel railing posts on mahogany stairs and top rail

The sleek aesthetic of stainless steel cable and railings makes a beautiful design accent for decks, stairs, and balconies. Stainless steel has a clean modern appearance while being durable with minimal maintenance. Stainless can have a brushed, mirrored, or powder-coated finish to create the desired design effect. Whether for an interior or exterior railing project we customize our stair and railing designs to fit your requirements.

modern staircase and LED lighted treads

Ultra-modern Stainless Railing and Stairs

To achieve the desired ultra-modern aesthetic for this home we created a floating zig zag stringer staircase with 316 stainless steel cables and railing posts. To accent the steps and create ambiance as well as light the stairway, we included brushed stainless steel risers that reflect the under-mounted LED lighting. These cool design elements resulted in a one-of-a-kind modern staircase.

Vertical and Horizontal Stainless Steel Cable Railing

An important design element for this home was to provide a seamless flow between the home to the patio, poolside spaces, and beyond to the ocean beaches. Equally important was to create a serene place to relax without impeding the ocean views. This clever combination of vertical and horizontal cable railings achieves this result while adhering to national pool regulations. The railings have mahogany top rails that conceal strips of LED lights to provide ambiance for nighttime entertaining. The 316 stainless steel railing posts are finished with a number 6 brushed polish. Stainless steel escutcheon plates were CNC machined to perfectly fit the posts and conceal the mounting plates.

Deck cable railing in our Chicago style made of 316ss

Rustic Industrial Stainless Deck Railings

Chosen for its angular design and open cutouts our Chicago-style cable railing system adds a sleek contemporary look to any home. The industrial elements of the home include an exposed timber beam structure with large metal flanges and bolts. This combination of warm woods, clad siding, and stone create a refined and rustic appeal. Since this is a coastal home the cable railing posts are made of type 316 stainless steel and are designed to be fascia mounted to the deck.

Sleek Brushed Stainless Steel Cable Railing by Keuka Studios

Simply Sleek Stainless Steel Cable and Railing

As a fashion designer, this client has an eye for minimalist design. Her objective was to eliminate the appearance of joints on her railing to create a clean modern aesthetic. We were asked to design and build a stainless steel cable railing that would optimize the view and not distract the eye. She chose our Ithaca Style cable railing system for its thin posts. Since the home is located on the ocean the railing material chosen for this project is solid 316ss for the railing posts and top rail. Paying attention to every detail even the decking was designed without joints.

Nautical Style Stainless Steel with Cable and Glass

Coastal homes featuring a nautical interior design have an inviting and relaxed beachy vibe. This style for a staircase can be achieved in a variety of ways. For a couple of beach houses pictured above, we collaborated with the designers on different approaches. One homeowner preferred to use a combination of stainless steel cable connecting to wide white wood newel posts with brushed stainless round handrails. The other design style uses glass infill with brushed stainless steel rectangular posts, round handrails, and nautical style lighting in the stairwell. Both stair railing projects complement the charming shiplap wall paneling.

Before and After

Modern Minimal Transformation

A sleek transformation replaces a dated wood stair railing with slim stainless steel railing posts and cables. The level railing was designed to use fascia-mounted stainless steel posts along the top of the stairwell and surface-mounted posts on the steps. The cable infill creates a more visually pleasing unobstructed view making the overall space feel more open and larger. Also, the new handrail is more easily graspable than the old version.

At Keuka Studios, we custom fabricate residential and commercial stairs and railings to fit your style, space, and requirements. To learn more about how each cable railing project moves from vision to reality, take a look at our custom railing design process. We take pride in building craftsman-quality and commercial-grade cable railings for interior and exterior applications. Contact us to get started on your project.

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Impressive Exterior Floating Stair Ideas

Galvanize Exterior Floating Stair and Spiral Star

Exterior floating stairs provide egress from your home as well as allow easy access from a raised deck to the ground level of your property. When deciding on the type of stairs for your outdoor space there are many styles and material options available that will complement the design of your residential or commercial property.

Like interior stairs, exterior stairs need to meet required building codes. For example, a landing would be required for any stair that is higher than 12 feet vertically. Building codes vary by state and municipality so it is important to check local building codes for requirements. For example, in most localities, a 36″ high guard rail will meet building codes however in California a 42″ high guard rail is required on stairs.

Exterior stairs need to be engineered to accommodate environmental influences. Tread materials that can withstand the elements are an important factor. The metal structure required for a solid stone tread would differ greatly from that required for a composite tread, a solid wood, or tile tread. The composition of the earth will determine the lower level stringer footings and anchoring requirements. These factors must be carefully considered to ensure a long life for the staircase.

Choosing a floating stair style is totally up to your design aesthetic, we offer a variety of stringer styles, powder-coat colors, and railings to mix and match to achieve your objective.

Exterior Floating Stairs are functional and beautifully complement any home’s architecture. See several inspirational and impressive exterior stair ideas below.

Modern Exterior Mono Stringer Floating Stair

Exterior Floating Stair with Mono Stringer Cable Railings and Travertine steps

The Summit Club is a private residential community located in Las Vegas Nevada that boasts 5-star amenities and views of the Red Rock Canyon. The design of the residences offers a variety of outdoor living spaces with large patios and decks for relaxing or entertaining. For this two-story Dessert Villa, we designed an exterior floating stair to provide access from the patio to the second story.

We collaborated with Discovery Builders on the design of the exterior stairs and railings for this project. The stairs are engineered to support the weight of the travertine treads including custom tread supports. The railing posts are connected to the stair stringer below the treads to prevent stressing the stone treads. The stair stringer is made of square steel tubes with the stair configuration incorporating two landings. The curved cable railing posts continuously wrap the stairs and deck. The posts design tapers to the top and has a round stainless steel handrail. Hidden wire channels are built into the steel structure of each tread to provide LED lighting on the leading edge of each tread.

Exterior Stairs and Railing – Steel stringer with custom-designed tread supports. Curved railing posts, and round stainless steel handrail.

Material -Steel stringer and posts, stainless steel handrail.

Finish – Powder Coated – “Black Anodized”

Additional Option – LED lighting built into the leading edge of each tread.

Offset Cantileverd Floating Stair with Stone Steps

Cantilevered Stair with offset stringer and stone steps leading to lower level garage.

We collaborated with architect Viebeke Lichten on the innovative design of this offset cantilevered stair and railing system for this concrete home known as the ECO House on Shelter Island, NY. The stairs provide outside access from the garage level of the home to the upper-level pool patio and main entrance.

The stair stringer is crafted from a 4-in by 10-in rectangular tube with a 3/8-in wall. The design of the stairs has the stringer offset to one side of the steps. The custom cable railing post has a tapered shape that complements the modern aesthetic of the home. The tread supports are designed to accommodate the weight of the bluestone steps. Each railing post is welded to the tread support below the step. The stairs and railings are powder coated a custom color to match the home’s window and door accent color.

Exterior Stairs and Railings – Offset steel stringer with custom tread supports and unique tapered cable railing posts.

Material – Steel stringer and railing posts with IPE top rail.

Finish – Powder Coated “EVO Grey”.

Floating Exterior Stair and Horizontal Round Bar Railing

Modern Cube home with exterior floating stair and Pencil Railing

This modern cube-style home has simple geometric shapes and a minimalist appearance. The exterior of the home expertly combines cedar siding with concrete and steel to delineate the variety of cubic spaces. The architects at The Thread Collective contacted Keuka Studios to create floating stairs and horizontal round bar railings aka pencil rod railings for both the interior and exterior of this home.

We crafted the exterior stairs with double stringers made of C-channel and a horizontal round bar railing system. The stair treads are made of 1-1/2 in x 3 in IPE slats with space in between each board resulting in a wood grate appearance. Custom tread supports were designed on the stringers to support the unique wood tread design. The exterior railings have a simple sleek look with black metal balusters and horizontal round bars. The railing posts are surface mounted and wrap the stairs, decks, and rooftop deck.

Stairs and Railings – Custom double stringer stair with c-channel stringers and a steel pencil rod railing.

Material – Steel stairs and railing with IPE top rail. IPE wood treads are vertical 1-1/2 x 3 in slats.

Finish – Powder Coated “Raven Texture Black”

Galvanized Exterior Floating Stairs and Spiral Stairs

Galvanize Exterior Floating Stair and Spiral Star

Located on the Hudson River, NY with beach and water access this family vacation home was in need of a complete renovation. The original structure was completely remodeled and expanded to increase the living space. Since the owners enjoy entertaining, multiple decks were added to the home including a rooftop deck.

To access the rooftop deck we crafted a triple spiral stair with wide steps and ADA compliant handrails. The spiral stairs are designed to have entry points at the ground level, on each deck, and on the rooftop. In addition, there are two matching floating stairs to the main deck allowing for easy access to the water level of the home. The cable railing system is the Ithaca Style with a slim post design, the railings wrap all of the decks and stairs. The stairs and railings are made of steel with an exposed galvanized finish that has an industrial style and will provide decades of maintenance-free service.

Exterior Stairs and Railings – Custom-designed double stringer matching stairs and triple-level spiral stairs with ADA handrails. The cable railing system is our Ithaca Style railing posts with IPE top rail.

Material – Steel with IPE top rails.

Finish – Exposed galvanized steel.

Additional Option – ADA compliant handrails.

Modern Floating Stair with Stone Treads

Floating exterior stair with stone steps on brick wall

This family decided to build their dream home alongside the picturesque golf course in St Louis, Missouri. They envisioned enjoying the golf community lifestyle with visually appealing views of plush greens and rolling hills. They designed their home with multiple decks overlooking the golf course, a screen porch viewing area, and a pool patio oasis.

To access the pool and complement the home’s architecture the client chose a floating mono stringer stair with stone treads. The stair and tread supports are engineered to support the weight of the blue-stone treads with the railing posts attached to the stair stringer. The stringers and railing posts are powder-coated to match the home’s accent colors. To maintain the views cable railings were chosen to wrap the decks, floating stairs, and screen porch.

Exterior Stair and Railings – Floating stair stringer with landing and the Ithaca Style cable railing system.

Material – Steel stringer and posts with aluminum top rail.

Finish – Powder Coated “Oil Rubbed Bronze”.

Additional Option – Escutcheon Plates for surface mount posts, and gates.

Industrial Split Stairs with Cable Railings

Grand exterior split staircase with cable railings and ADA handrails

Waterways Marina in Richmond Hill, Ga, is located along Redbird Creek with access to several waterways. This state-of-the-art full-service facility features boat launches, boat storage space, and an expansive pool. The exterior split staircase has channel-style stringers and provides access to the upper level of the Club House.

The stair and balcony railings are made with solid aluminum posts at a 42-in height in our Ithaca style with ADA compliant stainless steel handrails. The top rail is powder-coated aluminum and the cable railing system is 3/16-in stainless steel cable. The balcony railings are fascia mounted and the stair railings are surface mounted.

Cable Railings – Ithaca style surface and fascia mounted slim posts at 42-in height with ADA compliant handrails.

Material – Solid aluminum railing posts with stainless steel handrails, and aluminum top rails.

Finish – Powder Coated “Autumn Grey”.

Exposed Stringer Cantilevered Floating Stair

Large Stringer Cantilevered Floating Stair on Exterior Deck

A post and beam home was disassembled and moved to a new location on top of a mountain in Stowe, VT. Each section of the home was labeled and numbered for easier reassembling in the new location. Since the client lived in the home for many years they knew what changes they wanted to make to the overall plan of the house. So they decided to take this opportunity to redesign part of the interior floor plan and added exterior floating stairs to the deck.

We designed an exterior floating stair system with robust steel stringers. The steps cantilever off the stringer on one side of the stairs, and transition to the other side at the landing. The cable railing system is our Ithaca style in stainless steel with a wide IPE wood top rail. The railing posts are fascia mounted to the deck and stairs.

Exterior Stairs and Railings – Custom cantilevered stringer stairs with our Ithaca Style cable railing system.

Material – Steel stair stringers with stainless steel railing posts and IPE top rail.

Finish – Stair stringers are Powder-Coated “Raven Texture Black”

Exterior L-Shape Floating Stair – Log Home

Exterior Floating Stair on Log Home

Located in the Catskill Mountains, NY, a weathered and damaged deck needed to be completely refurbished. Our client chose to replace an old split log style deck railing system with a framed metal cable railing. They were looking for a system that would hold up better to the natural elements of the area. The existing heavy log railing impeded their views of the mountain range so a cable railing seemed like the perfect choice.

This railing is custom-designed with 3-inch square tube posts giving the railing visual mass that complements the large timber log structure. They also decided to add a floating staircase for easy access to the ground level. The floating stairs have a large rectangular metal tube stringer with metal tread supports and a landing partway down the stairs. The treads, decking, and top rail are made of composite material.

Exterior Stairs and Railing – Custom Design Style with Framed railing and 3 in square posts.

Material – Steel

Finish – Powder Coated “Oil Rubbed Bronze”

Exterior Spiral Stair Ideas

Exterior Spiral Stairs leading to upper level deck

Floating spiral stairs offer a way to access the upper level of your deck from a porch or patio without taking up as much space as a conventional straight stair. These metal spiral stairs have a curved cable railing system with railing posts that connect to each step. The handrails gracefully curve around the spiral of the steps. The steps are designed to be wider to provide a comfortable tread surface for ascending and descending the stairs. LED night lighting is concealed within the steps.

Stairs and Railings – Spiral Stairs with our Keuka Style curved railing system.

Material – Steel center post, steps, and railing posts.

Finish – Powder Coated “Raven Texture Black”

Additional Option – Concealed LED lighting, Non-skid step surface.

Every Keuka Studios design project is custom-built for your space. To learn more about how each exterior stair and cable railing project moves from vision to reality, take a look at our custom railing design process. We take pride in building craftsman-quality and commercial-grade cable railings for interior and exterior applications.

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10 Cable Railing Interior Design Ideas

living room entry with stair and balcony cable railing

Cable railings sleek, streamlined appearance and minimalist construction is very versatile when it comes to interior design. Over the years, Keuka Studios has worked with hundreds of clients, each with their own taste and style. We’re always delighted to see the “after” photos we receive from our customers showing us their new cable railing system and how it fits in with the overall aesthetic of their home. We’ve seen our cable railing seamlessly integrated with a wide range of interior design styles, for example, industrial, farmhouse, and traditional.

Considering cable railing for your home interior and need some design inspiration? Take a look at the numerous styles we’ve seen our clients bring to life in their homes:

1. Industrial

Second story curved Ithaca style cable railing with view out expansive windows

Keuka Studios crafted a railing system for this penthouse loft that overlooks the heart of downtown Denver. With exposed pipes, timber beams, and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out at an urban scene, the apartment naturally has an industrial aesthetic. When the architect renovated the building, constructed in 1882, he wanted to update the space but stay true to its original industrious design and function. In order to achieve this, he opted for a cable railing system with “Raven Black” powder-coated steel posts and a wood top rail for the loft balcony and staircase. The cable railing not only matches the architecture and interior design of the apartment, it also preserves the incredible view.

2. Coastal

Keuka studios interior and exterior railing design styles

Coastal interior design embraces natural materials, fabrics, and colors. Above all, coastal design maximizes the feeling of relaxation. For example, this beach house on the North Shore of Massachusetts incorporates natural light, stone architecture, wood furniture, and ocean hues. Keuka Studios designed an interior cable railing system to match the natural, open feel of the waterfront home. The Ithaca Style railing features “Oil-Rubbed Bronze” powder-coated solid aluminum posts and a maple top rail.

3. Modern

Minimalist interior design with cable railing stairs

This state-of-the-art residence includes all the essential features of a modern, monochromatic home. As seen in the photo above, the home has a sleek appearance and minimalist feel. All throughout the house, the interior designer incorporated metals, glass, and clean lines. For the foyer, Keuka Studios fabricated a custom zigzag floating staircase with cable railing. The railing features stainless steel posts and a white oak top rail, giving the stairwell a cool, chromatic look. To add another modern touch to the staircase, we integrated an LED lighting system into the stair treads.

4. Modern Farmhouse

Double stringer steel staircase leading from the kitchen to the second story.

This chic kitchen features exposed Douglas fir beams with wood flooring and island cabinets to match. To complete the room’s modern farmhouse look, the homeowner chose simple white walls and cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and black quartz countertops. The kitchen sits adjacent to a floating staircase with cable railing designed and fabricated by Keuka Studios. The homeowners wanted the stairs and railing to perfectly match the kitchen’s style and the existing architecture. To achieve this, we designed the cable railing system with “Raven Black” powder-coated steel posts and a maple wood top rail. The staircase features steel stringers and maple treads.

5. Tropical Modern

Keuka Studios Cable Deck Railing overlooking expansive ocean view

Located on the island of Maui, this luxurious home was designed by the world-renowned architecture firm, Olson Kundig. In order to embrace the home’s incredible natural surroundings, the architect designed transitional spaces that blur the lines between the home’s interior and outdoor living spaces. The living room pictured above embodies this design and seamlessly transitions into a cable railing deck with a view of the ocean. Our Kauai Style cable railing with black powder-coated posts and a wood top rail melds perfectly with the living room decor that extends out onto the deck. The space features all the hallmarks of tropical modern design including geometric wood furniture, natural fabrics, and rich textures.

6. Contemporary

Cable railing interior design

Keuka Studios designed and fabricated a complete cable railing system for this Long Island residence, including a railing for the interior balcony. The second-story balcony overlooks the great room which features high ceilings and large windows that face Great Pond. To match the openness of the space and the streamlined design of cable railing, the homeowners opted for a contemporary interior design scheme. They achieved this look by embracing the natural lighting, choosing neutral colors, and utilizing textured fabrics. Furthermore, the homeowners chose furniture with metal accents that complement the “Sparkle Silver” powder-coated steel posts on the balcony railing.

7. Rustic

Ithaca style staircase and railing in open activity barn.

Complete with a half-sized basketball court, this open-concept “party barn” is the ultimate entertainment space. The barn has a luxurious feel and many state-of-the-art features. Nevertheless, the barn maintains a rustic aesthetic. Architect James Dixon achieved this look by incorporating a reclaimed barn board ceiling and exposed timbers. In order to match this worn appearance, we designed a cable railing system with a white oak wood top rail. In addition, we designed and built floating custom staircases with white oak treads.

8. Minimalist

Minimalist interior design with cable railing

When it comes to minimalist interior design, less is more. The owner of this California home wanted to create a modern, sparsely decorated space that embodies simplicity. In order to achieve this look, they opted for a few statement pieces of art and furniture and left the remaining space open. The kitchen/dining room features white walls and light wood flooring, creating a crisp, airy atmosphere. For the interior staircase, Keuka Studios designed a minimalist Ithaca Style cable railing system with slender end and intermediate posts. The homeowner chose polished stainless steel for the railing to match the sharp, clean look of the room.

9. Traditional

Cherry Staircase Cable Railing in the Chicago Style with Custom Newel post

Traditional style has endured the test of time and remains a popular interior design scheme. For example, our clients in Wisconsin created their dream kitchen that embodies sophistication and comfort. The staircase, flooring, and cabinets all have a gorgeous cherry hue that brings warmth to the kitchen and second-story balcony. When the homeowners contacted us about designing a railing for the balcony and stairs, they asked if we could craft a cable railing system with an elegant feel. In order to match the room’s traditional decor, we designed a railing with our intricate Chicago Style posts powder-coated bronze, stainless steel cable infill, and a wood top rail. Additionally, for even greater grandeur, we included a custom newel post at the bottom of the railing.

10. Open Concept

Interior design of Open Concept living space with floating stairs and cable railings.

Open Concept design refers to a floorplan of a home with a minimal amount of barriers or walls between functional areas of the home. Thus, creating a spacious open great room for families to live and interact with each other. This large open space allows for several activities to take place while keeping families connected in one area. Multiple furniture arrangements and area rugs can make a large room feel cozier and define separate spaces. The open concept design approach is great for people who love to entertain since guests can visit and mingle easily throughout the great room.

Our client desired a floating stair and cable railing for the home’s entry that would maintain the open flow and spaciousness. To accomplish this, we designed an open gracefully curved floating mono stringer stair with cable railings that wrap the stair and upper-level balcony. We provided custom machined maple treads made to fit each step.

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Every Keuka Studios design project is custom-built for your space. To learn more about how each cable railing project moves from vision to reality, take a look at our custom railing design process. We take pride in building craftsman-quality and commercial-grade cable railings for interior and exterior applications.

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