Monday the stair rail fabricator is coming to measure for the X stair rails - which will be very similar to these. After months of indecision I've decided to go with this design and have a solution planned so they will pass code. For inspiration: (1) the above gorgeous stairs and entry by Canadian designer Scott Yetman. The image is via the blog Home Bunch - go here to see his whole house.
and (2) these amazing stair rails from Suzanne Kasler (photographer not known).
Hope you have a great weekend!