Tone on Tone: wool sisal style staircase runner with very narrow binding. It's installed about 3 inches from the sides (and cut out around the newel post) in the Hollywood style, which is tailored and bespoke.
I love this idea! I'm storing this idea away for when I redo my kitchen. Hide all those needed kitchen outlets, and create a new level of counter top at the same time. Store cords inside when not in use, to keep your counters tidy. I like this idea