We just started a new project to remodel our stairway. Along with new newel posts, handrails and ballusters, we will be intalling wainscoting. Our stairway is straight and the hallway at the top turns 90 degrees to the right. The stairway wall on the right ( as viewed from the bottom) stops short of the top and is close to plumb with the front edge of the last step from the top. This creates a tricky transition from the stairway to the hallway. The top of the wainscot going up the stairway will be 34″ to match the height of the handrail (the handrail will be on the left side), but because the wall stops short, when I transition around the corner on the right. the height is at about 28″. To add more difficulty in the design, because the wall stops short I need to have a guardrail which will be about 37″ high that terminates into the wall (most likely a rectangular rossette). See the attached pics to get a better visual of what is going on. Newel posts and handrail are cherry and the wainscoting will be painted white. I am looking for suggestions on how to deal with this transition. Thanks.