A Leather-Wrapped Handrail Provides Extra Grip When Using These Stairs

January 2, 2020

These stairs feature a leather-wrapped handrail that provides added grip and a contrast to the light wood. #HandrailIdeas #LeatherHandrail #StairIdeas

As part of the renovation project for a house on Orcas Island in Washington State, Heliotrope Architects included a leather-wrapped handrail alongside the wood stairs.

These stairs feature a leather-wrapped handrail that provides added grip and a contrast to the light wood. #HandrailIdeas #LeatherHandrail #StairIdeas

The rich brown leather wrapping provides contrast to the light wood handrail, and at the same time, allows the user to have a greater grip to hold onto.

These stairs feature a leather-wrapped handrail that provides added grip and a contrast to the light wood. #HandrailIdeas #LeatherHandrail #StairIdeas

The leather, which is held in place by the tight stitching, is located on the straight sections of the handrail, creating small areas of the wood to be exposed on the curved areas.

These stairs feature a leather-wrapped handrail that provides added grip and a contrast to the light wood. #HandrailIdeas #LeatherHandrail #StairIdeas
Photography: Sean Airhart | Architecture: Heliotrope Architects | Contractor: Con Russell