A beautifully detailed wood structure includes ceiling beams, tall columns and an open stair design in this great room. A long wood-topped bar takes a slight curve in front of the floating glass shelves perfect for bottle storage. A row of wooden barstools with neutral leather seats lines the bar.
One black wall in this sea of white turns a modern stairway into a focal point and spotlights colorful contemporary paintings. The narrow stairwell incorporates a unique coffered ceiling with integrated lighting as well as an open, slatted stair design that doesn't hide the art.
This traditional stair blends fine details with simple design. The natural finish accentuates the true colour of the solid wood. The stairs’ open, saw tooth style stringers show the beautiful craftsmanship of the treads.
An open wall staircase gives an open look to this living room design. White walls and stairs keep the room bright and allow the green was to pop as an accent color. The dark floor creates a pleasing contrast to the white walls and grounds the design. Throw pillows on the sofa compliment the accent wall to finish the look.
Sometimes necessity brings about the best and most creative ideas. A shortage of space is an inspiring dilemma with potentially great results. In order to make use of absolutely every available space in her apartment, online lifestyle editor Briana turned the open space under the stairs into a home office. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn.
The black, gray and orange carpet square design brings life and a pop of color to this home gym. Uncovered windows let in natural light and allow the space to feel more open with a view of the outdoors. Exercise equipment is spaced out through the room leaving open floor space and a clear path to the glass lined stairs.
Wood steps fixed over a black base creates a simple, sleek look for this staircase. Black balusters connect thick wire railing for an open, modern design. A bar cart stationed near the stairs organizes drink ingredients and accessories for easy access.
Glass panels keep the room looking and feeling open while offering secure travel up this staircase. The natural look of the wood stairs blends beautifully with the light hardwood flooring. A black handrail and stainless steel sconce complete the modern design.
This loft bedroom is both cozy and spacious thanks to the open design of this gorgeous Puerto Vallarta home. The neutral stone creates a calm and textural backdrop leading up the stairs to the plush white bed overlooking a beautiful and unique home office space.
A glass staircase creates a very open feel for the modern design. The see through steps wind around a gorgeous modern shower-like fixture that falls down into a pond space below the base of the stairs.
"These mahogany bookcases define the foyer, dining and living room area without compromising the open feel; they also provide a creative way to display sculptures and artwork. The use of pure square design is a theme you'll see throughout this room and the house — on these dividers, the windows, even the stair balusters," says Shelby Littlefield, interior designer, Siemasko + Verbridge, Beverly, Massachusetts.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the Jowett family's multi purpose, open concept dining room/kitchen combo lacked a focal point. By moving the stairs to the basement, designer Hilary Farr was able to redefine the dining area and create a focal wall with built in shelving.
Directly off of the eat-in kitchen is a living room whose contemporary style blends well with that of the kitchen space. The stair design and lack of walls from the entryway into the living room helps keep the space open, while the high, vaulted ceilings give the space a larger feel. The colors added to the space give it a personality while making the space inviting.
Natural light highlights the bright white walls in this modern room. Red chairs surround a thin, circular dining table under a polished black pendant light. The open design joins the dining area with the living room, which features a thick white sofa. Light hardwood floors match the stairs and window frame, making for a cohesive look throughout the space.