Stylish Staircases

There are first impressions…in life, in business, and in the home. Upon entering one’s home, many times the staircase is the first detail you see. It can set the tone of the entire house while adding interest and drama to the space. Not only does the staircase provide function to access different floors or levels, but it also can be an architectural element for the space.

 

Stylish Staircases

 

This two-story foyer makes great use of the weathered beams to outline the details of the walls and high ceilings while adding drama to the foyer. There is no doubt that this foyer stands out from most others.

 

 

Glass partitions add the interest while allowing the staircase to feel open. The open tread design keeps it light and airy.

 

Stylish Staircases

Stylish StaircasesArchitect William Hefner

The underside of the staircase can be also show details and design elements that are typically covered or enclosed.

Stylish Staircases - Interior Walls Designs

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You can also create flow from room to room and by using the space under the stairwell allowing for a more open floor plan.  The bookcases and library lights definitely enhance this space.

Stylish Staircases - Interior Walls Designs

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This staircase in the backyard of Lara Spencer’s home shows how the design is in the details. The circular concrete stairs that lead to the lower patio level add that perfect architectural touch.

Stylish Staircases

Lara Spencer from Good Morning America via the Los Angeles Times blog

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