Solutions For Small Spaces
Staircase/wall paneling by Ingrained Wood Studios: The Mill.
© Alyssa Lee Photography
Example of a coastal wooden straight open staircase design in Minneapolis
New (friendlier) ladder for loft - melynie_m_welch
This sixth floor penthouse overlooks the city lakes, the Uptown retail district and the city skyline beyond. Designed for a young professional, the space is shaped by distinguishing the private and public realms through sculptural spatial gestures. Upon entry, a curved wall of white marble dust plaster pulls one into the space and delineates the boundary of the private master suite. The master bedroom space is screened from the entry by a translucent glass wall layered with a perforated veil creating optical dynamics and movement. This functions to privatize the master suite, while still allowing light to filter through the space to the entry. Suspended cabinet elements of Australian Walnut float opposite the curved white wall and Walnut floors lead one into the living room and kitchen spaces.
A custom perforated stainless steel shroud surrounds a spiral stair that leads to a roof deck and garden space above, creating a daylit lantern within the center of the space. The concept for the stair began with the metaphor of water as a connection to the chain of city lakes. An image of water was abstracted into a series of pixels that were translated into a series of varying perforations, creating a dynamic pattern cut out of curved stainless steel panels. The result creates a sensory exciting path of movement and light, allowing the user to move up and down through dramatic shadow patterns that change with the position of the sun, transforming the light within the space.
The kitchen is composed of Cherry and translucent glass cabinets with stainless steel shelves and countertops creating a progressive, modern backdrop to the interior edge of the living space. The powder room draws light through translucent glass, nestled behind the kitchen. Lines of light within, and suspended from the ceiling extend through the space toward the glass perimeter, defining a graphic counterpoint to the natural light from the perimeter full height glass.
Within the master suite a freestanding Burlington stone bathroom mass creates solidity and privacy while separating the bedroom area from the bath and dressing spaces. The curved wall creates a walk-in dressing space as a fine boutique within the suite. The suspended screen acts as art within the master bedroom while filtering the light from the full height windows which open to the city beyond.
The guest suite and office is located behind the pale blue wall of the kitchen through a sliding translucent glass panel. Natural light reaches the interior spaces of the dressing room and bath over partial height walls and clerestory glass.
Can you get this even throw of light? - franner
Open concept kitchen - large traditional u-shaped dark wood floor open concept kitchen idea in DC Metro with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, white backsplash, porcelain backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
Inspiration for a contemporary wooden u-shaped open staircase remodel in Sunshine Coast
Architectural element along stair - drtarunpandey
Photo Credit: Unlimited Style Real Estate Photography
Architect: Nadav Rokach
Interior Design: Eliana Rokach
Contractor: Building Solutions and Design, Inc
Staging: Carolyn Grecco/ Meredit Baernc
Burying the glass rail into the wood treads/risers - eriklars
Photography by Catherine Tighe
Urban staircase photo in Chicago
Marche début escalier escamotable - webuser_74022100
lakeside guest house, designed by Beth Welsh of Interior Changes, built by Lowell Management
Inspiration for a timeless staircase remodel in Milwaukee
Rounded spindles fit into incline board - rebecca_mooew
Staircase - contemporary wooden straight staircase idea in London
Glass wall and under stair storage - webuser_551761342
Inspiration for a timeless wooden l-shaped staircase remodel in Other
the bottom steps expand- make the stair case more elegant - doug_mcdanolds
A space-saving Runtal radiator accommodates a small bench for removing shoes or setting down mail and packages. The bench matches the nearby dining room table to provide visual continuity.
Interior Design: Elza B. Design
Photography: Eric Roth
Simple geometric pattern...want to match tilework? - dbrackma
Transitional bathroom photo in Baltimore
Staircase - small modern wooden straight open staircase idea in New York
small kitchen ideas and clour scheme - mallisha_williams
Located at the top of a brownstone on Manhattan's Upper West Side, this apartment had a tiny footprint of just 425 feet, but the space stretched vertically for approximately 25 feet, and had access to a roof terrace.
Our solution created four separate "living platforms" inserted within the space that provide room for all the essentials and still allow the apartment to feel open and light-filled. The lowest level is an entry and kitchen space, and a few steps up is the main living area. Above the living area is a cantilevered bed pavilion that projects out into the main space, supported on steel beams. A final stair leads up to a roof garden. All the spaces flow into one another, and the idea of distinct "rooms" dissolved.
Given the miniscule size of the apartment, every inch of space is put to use. Stairs are not merely for circulation through the apartment, but feature built-in storage cabinetry and drawers below. The main bath and shower, in fact, are also built below the primary staircase. The kitchen features fully concealed appliances, flip up high storage units for easy access, and a countertop that wraps into the main living space, becoming a virtual 'hearth' with built-in entertainment system. There are no traditional closets in the entire apartment.
Materials throughout are selected to emphasize the spatial characteristics of the project. The perimeter is light, with painted (existing) brick, glass backsplashes and shelving, and white lacquered kitchen cabinets, stair cabinets, and fittings. The cantilevered bed pavilion is clad in dark wood, and anchors the space - a central object around which everything revolves. A dark wood floor and wood stair treads lead through and around the apartment, spiraling up onto the wood deck at the room. Given the number of built-in features, furnishings are minimal in number, with only a couch, coffee table, bed, and a side chair necessary.
Design Team: Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Amy Lopez-Cepero, Sheryl Jordan, Devin Keyes
Photography: Taggart Sorenson
Press and Awards
AIA Design Award
Architizer A+ Award
The New York Times
"Tiny Homes Hunting" on DIY TV
Interior Design "Best of Year"
Love the staircase all one deep color no white risers. - jmdrouin
Clawson Architects designed the Main Entry/Stair Hall, flooding the space with natural light on both the first and second floors while enhancing views and circulation with more thoughtful space allocations and period details.
AIA Gold Medal Winner for Interior Architectural Element.
used a Jacobean and Ebony mix with three coats satin poly. - lazarallen
photos by Ryann Ford
Elegant staircase photo in Austin
the corner post for the ceiling - webuser_916653468
Example of a transitional wooden u-shaped staircase design in Los Angeles
Stairs - Kids area under stairs - bumori8
Photo by Kent Dayton
Staircase - contemporary wooden staircase idea in Boston
Have always loved this color and look - oliviaschon
Photo: Robert Benson
Example of a small coastal wooden straight staircase design in New York
Concept - drawers/storage - unique stack - brandeedesign
Audry Hall Photography
Staircase - large contemporary wooden u-shaped open staircase idea in Other
Inside and possible railing on front porch - rebeccajhyatt
Inspiration for a timeless wooden staircase remodel in Atlanta
Bookshelf beside staircase. Not sure how practical this would actually be due to height, but interesting idea. - mluck979