That's where you, our loyal readers, come in. We've found two ideas that we're thinking about trying. Take a look and vote on which style is your favorite. The poll is on the right side of the page (if you're in Google Reader, you'll have to click over to the actual site).
Stair Style 1 - Painted Runner
Stair Style 2 - Ombre Risers & Treads (but not black)
The poll closes at midnight on the 10th. Let us know what you think!