Railing for loft - which style?
We are down to crunch-time in deciding on a railing for our loft above the kitchen. Here is a picture of the loft in the house. Please ignore the mess and the wood trim leaning up against the loft (DH was finishing it that day).
Our house is going to have a rustic feel. Pine ceiling, stone fireplace with a split log mantle. All of our light fixtures and hardware are either ORB or black finish. Our dining table will be in front of the kitchen (which is under the loft). Here is the chandalier that will be hanging from the ceiling in front of the loft.
So now my question...What type of railing should go on the loft? My husband really loves the log railing, which would go well with our log mantle. We originally were going to have a friend of ours make this, but he is just too busy. So we're looking to order online.
I prefer the log and iron railing. I think the black iron spindles would tie in nicely to our other black finishes. We kind of have a 'black hardware on pine' thing going. This picture gives you an idea of what I'm looking for.
So what do you think? All log or log/iron railing? The logs have a much more rustic feeling. The iron still feels rustic, but not too much. One of my fears is to go too over-the-top with the rustic-ness. I like the comfortable feeling, but I don't want it to feel too much like a hunting lodge. :)
Thanks for your input!