I love the stair design in this photo! The arch, the post, the bottom step being rounded off to tie in with the arch the amount of stair thats left to decorate for the season! The gorgeous lit garland on a banister doesnt hurt either.
Taupe is a rich neutral that compliments any color, including both pastel or deep shades of traditional red and green. These photographs from Traditional Home illustrate beautifully how festive this color combination can be. Photos from Traditional Home.