Here is traditional architecture at its best. The dark stair treads and handrail create a wonderful contrast against the millwork seen in this entry.
Steel, glass and dark wood are combined in an strikingly artistic and modern way on this staircase.
The warm wooden stairs are in gorgeous contrast to the cool floors and walls, with a gleaming glass wall creating drama.
I would be happy each time I walked these stairs, looking out the beautifully encased windows at the trees beyond.
Dark gray millwork compliments the natural toned stair treads and flooring. I am also intrigued by the Shoji screen inspired divider seen in the background, which looks perfectly at home with the craftsman style architecture.
An interesting combination of light and heavy elements are included in this design. The wooden planks used as stair treads are held in place by a steel staircase, with thin wires strung between the handrail and staircase frame. These thin wires relate to those seen on the light fixture. The heavy stonework frames the view and visually introduces texture into the interior.
Is this a staircase or a sculpture? The dark wood paired with white walls and marble floors highlights the sweeping lines of the staircase.
This home embraces the features I love most in a well made home: natural materials, excellent craftsmanship and the obvious thought given to make the most of each nook and cranny. The built-in work area and glass front cabinet are wonderful examples of details that can only be found in a quality home.
I love the look and function of a window seat tucked into a stair landing. This area wouldn't be nearly as beautiful if the stairs were covered with carpet.
Here is the same home, looking at the staircase from the main floor. The built-in storage tucked under the stairs is very functional and a great example of how attention to detail can make a home special.
Adding numbers to risers is a fun detail, particularly when paired with a rope banister.
The painting hung above the stairs on this landing perfectly enhances the tone of the wood and lines of the staircase.
There is much to appreciate about this space: The wooden staircase, light streaming in from above and a nook which provides a wonderful spot to display a favorite piece of art. But what really catches my eye is the unusual curve of the wall framing the staircase.
And because it is nearly Halloween, of course I had to include this staircase in the Ideabook!