One a few square feet of wasted space, this alcove is now home to a dresser that provides extra storage and organization, as well as style and design. To give the area a personal touch, designers hung two of the family's vacation pictures, adding that feeling of home to this small design space.
Wood, metal and stone combine to create a rustic stairway. Woven bowls are hung along the wall, creating a striking art display. A stone tile floor grounds the space, while metal railings pair with thick wood steps for a staircase that blends contemporary and southwestern charm.
Feathers and leafy fronds add dimension to the holiday garland, while glistening red ornaments add shape and color. A horse's bridle is looped through the garland, a nod to the family's beloved pastime.
Staircase Pays Homage to Architect Julia Morgan With Calligraphy Quotes
Designer Candace Barnes sought to pay tribute to architect Julia Morgan in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 staircase. Quotes attributed to Morgan, the designer of the home and best known for the Hearst Castle, are printed in stylized calligraphy and hung within molding panels leading up the staircase.