Contemporary Staircase with High-Gloss Panels on Accent Wall
Red-orange, high-gloss panels form an accent wall that turns this contemporary stairway into a focal point. Wood stairs and metal rails are clean and modern, and the wall panels, attached by magnets, conceal built-in storage. The staircase connects the 15th-floor pre-war apartment to a penthouse above.
This custom staircase has the effect of a striking painting, its dark wood and bannister cutting a sharp profile against the white walls. A baby grand is tucked underneath with a zebra rug jazzing up the look.
Even shipping container homes are bigger in Texas. Called PV14 House, since it uses 14 shipping containers, this Dallas home from M Gooden Design is one of the largest at 3,700 square feet. This home contains three bedrooms, a den, entertainment area, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. There’s also a small penthouse and a large roof deck. A glass-fronted second floor, complete with a full-length balcony, maximizes prime views of a lake and park across the way.
The same light wood used on the first and second floors of this home is used on the staircase, creating a seamless transition from one space to the next. A sleek metal railing fits with the staircase's contemporary design.
Bring the outside in and cover an interior accent wall and add warmth and texture to your space. The windows are large and strategically placed to capture the views out as well as getting light into the various spaces.
Twisting Staircase With Dark Polished Wood Steps, Striped Stair Runner and Diamond Pendant Light
Dark polished wood steps match the handrail leading down this twisting staircase. A diamond shaped pendant light hangs above to brighten the space and fill the high ceiling. A striped runner adds vivid color to the design while framed artwork and mounted trinkets decorate the white wall space.
The stairwell and skylight occupy the center volume of the house, allowing natural light to filter throughout the interior.
The design of the central stairwell as an atrium allows natural sunlight to penetrate through the interior of the entire home.
An open stairway made with metal and light wood is a functional and structural design element in this contemporary space. The glass half walls flanking the staircase provides safety without obstructing the view between the living and dining space.