I would want it to look something like this:
|Image: Patrick Cline for Lonny magazine|
Love the multiple monochromatic patterns stencilled on the rises. The rest of the decor totally suits the locale, but in my house the wall up the stairs would be empty and the railing white.
This lovely staircase is part of the Peacock Pavilions in Marrakech. The May issue of Lonny has lots more images of this absolutely stunning guest house as well as some gorgeous images of Marrakech (somewhere I'd love to go), shopping tips and Moroccan recipes.