A grand stairway with cast stone railings leads to beautiful glass and wrought iron front doors, creating a majestic entryway at this Mediterranean mansion. A stucco archway is carved out around the front porch, mimicking the glass panels surrounding the front doors and completing the sophisticated look.
Great expanses of glass and clean, modern lines merge to form a San Francisco-area home that's as spectacular as its view. A custom rail encloses this interior walkway without obstructing the line of sight.
The homeowners wanted an open great room built for entertaining with a strong connection to the outdoors. The design team accomplished these goals with a custom-designed catwalk that opens the two-story space to the upstairs and 10-foot sliding glass doors that lead to a covered patio. A 26-foot structural beam crafted from steel ties in the upstair's perforated steel railing.
Classic and contemporary elements meet in this sleek, clean-lined home. Weathered wood and Oriental carpets form a pleasing contrast with gallery-white walls and modern glass-and-metal doors, windows and stair rails.
Much of the home's front wall is glass, so to continue that airy feel, the stairs in the center of the house are open. The black railings and sharp angles are a visual complement to the foyer's large artwork.
A carved circular staircase in this custom-built, estate-size home features elaborate wrought-iron rails with a swirling design that mimics the lines of the staircase. Above the stairway, a crystal chandelier is suspended from a stained glass dome.
A tall wood planter blends in perfectly with the ipe wood decking in this contemporary outdoor space. A custom glass awning above links the planter to the cable railings that are nearly invisible. Cushioned seating provides a comfy conversation spot.
Collected finds adorn glass and metal tables in this sophisticated living room with Hollywood Regency flair. Damask wallpaper and a traditional picture rail are juxtaposed with a contemporary rug and graphic black-and-white photography for an eclectic, layered look.
TimberTech's Evolutions Rail Contemporary has a high-style, modern aesthetic with low maintenance sensibility. The system is designed to accommodate your choice of five dramatic in-fill options: stainless steel cable, round or square aluminum balusters, glass kit or composite balusters.
Black railings contrast beautifully with the glass banisters and hardwood stairs of this custom staircase. Large windows behind the stairs fill the room with natural light during the day, and pendant lights hanging form the tall ceilings provide light at night.
A spacious shower features a sliding shower rail as well as a rainforest shower head, a luxurious and flexible combination. Frameless glass keeps the space clean and open. Decorative tile is laid in vertical strips to add visual interest.
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.
Large blue glass tiles continue from the shower throughout this contemporary bathroom. White chair rail separates the blue tile from the white upper walls. A wood vanity adds a lovely finish to the mix, and the light countertop blends with the white toilet, walls and door.
Variegated hardwood complements the lines of a glass-tile backsplash in this modern warehouse turned living space. The horizontal lines continue in the stair rails and the supports for a set of cool, industrial-style doors. Chalkboard paint and a mod pendant above the breakfast bar add character and a touch of whimsy.
Glass dividers and railings combine with large windows overlooking the Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal to create an open and bright living space. The slatted-wood ceiling defines the living room, which features a powder-coated white metal fireplace. Sleek furniture maintains the contemporary style of the home, while also creating a comfortable space to relax.
To minimize the presence of the stair in the hallway the designer eliminated the need for the outer stringer. Instead, they cantilevered the tread supports from a single stringer located adjacent to the wall. The treads themselves are sandblasted acrylic mounted to a pair of tapered steel angles. The tread design allows for maximum light to pass through to the space below. Glass infill panels create the guard at both the stair rail and surrounding guards. With the use of 2 layers of laminated glass no top rail was required at the guard locations. To support the glass, steel bar stanchions span between floors levels, adding an element of continuity to the various levels of the stacked stair. High levels of precision were required during the detailing and construction process to maintain absolute alignment between 3 levels as the stairway extends from upper bridge to the basement.
This entry stands out with ironwork railings that delineate the property from the sidewalk. The ironwork is softened with traditional plants such as boxwood borders and fragrant evergreen plants like Rosemary, which gives a welcoming feeling and a sense of arrival to the front entry of the home. The front door is treated with Baroque seeded glass, which serves two purposes- to let light in and to create more of a sense of privacy than a clear glass would.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once dark and dated dining room into a chic, updated space perfect for entertaining. A new chair rail was added for visual interest and to allow Sarah to install two types of chic beige wallpaper. Dark wood accents in the table, floor and mirror balance the room's primary light, airy color and lend a "steakhouse" feel. Sarah finished the space by closing in an awkward half-wall with antique leaded glass windows repurposed from an old library cabinet.