A custom glass-and-metal rail brings distinction to this modern stairway, as does an accent wall of swirling, silvery-gray wallpaper. White walls throughout the home give the entire space a clean and modern feel.
The bunk beds in this boy's bedroom were custom-designed. Stairs on one side give easy access to the upper bunk and are visually balanced out by the bookshelf on the other side. The top bunk's railing looks delicate, but is plenty sturdy to keep kids safe.
From expansive glass block windows to a custom fixture the design team dubbed "Daddy Long Legs," this modern-eclectic stairway is filled with light and interest. A corrugated metal ceiling provides a cool contrast to the warm, textured walls. The team also custom designed the railing using pipe and mesh.
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.
A series of curved windows slope with the steps of this curvaceous staircase, one of myriad design details that set this Greenwich, Connecticut, home apart. White walls create a gallery-like effect throughout the space, while custom iron stair rails and dramatic lighting give it contemporary flair.
This two-story loft in Boston's South End features new walnut stair treads that lead up to the master suite. A folding door with frosted privacy glass opens the bedroom to the foyer, while a desk attached to a black metal railing creates a functional work area with a fantastic view of the play space below.
The home's original door, with unique crescent-moon window, was retained but given a new finish with a pleasing gold stain that permits the wood grain to show. Charcoal gray trim and new custom metal railing offer tastefully subtle touches that make the house stand out.
The custom railing, wood stair treads, beams, and stained beadboard ceiling treatments all collaborate in making this a successful updated brownstone. White walls add to the spacious feel of the design by keeping the room bright and airy. Neutral furniture in the sitting room blends beautifully with the floor and keeps a classic and timeless look to the design.
This wide view of the kitchen highlights the open layout and the beautiful stairwell with custom-made railing. The stairwell connects the home’s three levels and replaces an existing staircase enclosed in dry wall. “It was like a big dinosaur in the room,” says project manager Scott Branscom. “The stairs also separated the kitchen from the living room and blocked your view.”
The island countertop in this transitional kitchen features local Alabama white marble, cut to mimic the shape used in the stair railing, eyebrow gables and dining room chairs. The island itself features a rich, dark finish that contrasts nicely with the cool gray cabinetry on the room's perimeter. A mix of traditional and modern elements adds interest to the space, from the leaded glass cabinet doors and apron sink to the industrial-inspired pendants and acrylic-and-metal barstools.
Build manager Dan Faires found the vintage sign that sits above the bench from a local sheet metal company that went out of business in 1931. The eye-catching sign with a bold mustard-colored background and custom frame decorates the wall and adds local flavor. A fun black ceramic boots-shaped umbrella stand with a glossy finish offers a way to keep wet umbrellas out of the home’s main living spaces.