Pretty sweet. This would do it for me. Or all-smooth. Colour-wise, not personally feeling a green or blue Thorpe.
Having slept on it, I'd also be open to a contrasting colour / grain on the shaft. In fact, I'd be pretty interested. But also extremely happy with non-contrast all-over vintage oak, or subtle-contrast such as in the picture above. Let's see where @Leaves' option A) goes! Edited by grc1 - 2/8/16 at 5:06am