Across from the stairs, Barber put this wood chest, with a French trumeau above and a simple wood lamp. A round bowl and candle are the only accessories. Behind the lamp, through the archway is the powder room.
Interesting solution if the house you buy happens to have a solid style staircase and the tear-down and addition of a full-on wrought-iron design would be cost prohibitive. Not that this looks inexpensive, mind you.but it could serve as an alternative.