A low angle photo accentuates the beautiful shapes in this open, bright foyer. A decorative crystal chandelier hangs down over the beginning of the staircase. The stairs turn and travel up lined with wood columns and handrail. A dark painted ceiling section adds depth to the design and compliments the gray walls of the first floor.
Bright turquoise wall paint brings an updated feel to the beautiful antique look of this wood staircase and railing. Ornamental designs in the wood create natural decoration, while yellow gold picture frames descending the back wall add a good contrast color to the turquoise. White molding breaks up the wall space creating a faux handrail look.
Hints of purple, gray and black pop out from the stair runner complimenting the gray walls and the first floor rug. A tufted bench pulls out the purple for a rich accent color in the foyer. Wooden handrails and columns travel up and turn with the staircase at the accent wall covered in a subtly patterned gray wallpaper.
This entryway offers a dramatic and memorable welcome. Stunning chevron flooring, textured wallpaper and a mod oversized light fixture really make a meaningful impact. A signature statement of designer Susan Jamieson is to paint handrails in a bold high gloss black that adds a graphic punch and works with so many styles.
This in ground pool features unite concrete for durability and modern flair. Full spectrum LED lights illuminate this aquatic feature so the fun doesn’t have to stop once the sun goes down. Natural brownstone coping line the pool’s border and the plaster/ tile colors in the pool play off of the natural tones on house and deck area. Artistic handrails help tie the metal elements from the nearby deck to the pool area.
Oliver Hospitality principal Philip Welker calls the Hotel Clermont's staircase one of the features of the hotel he is most proud of. "We were able to find a fire code solution that allowed the staircase arches to be re-opened on each floor, as it was originally. And the restoration of the terrazzo steps, plaster walls, and wood handrail feels exceptional," says Welker.
This custom project was built as the clients' "forever home." The uniquely designed entry system leads the visitor to four separate landings as the stairs wind around and turn from concrete to "floating steel" stairs towards the top. The concrete was formed to give it a unique detail, and there are two integrated planters along the way up as well. Inside, the home offers a three-stop elevator, two-sided fireplace, 26' exposed steel I-beam, spa-like master bath and hand fabricated custom perforated steel handrails.
When the homeowners went to renovate their 1980s home, they knew they wanted a sophisticated style that was a little more casual and up-to-date, so designers transformed the outdated library into a beautiful, contemporary-chic great room for the family. Designers worked with a local wood company to refinish the entire space, stripping the original stain and bleaching the wood to achieve a stylish "greige" stain on the walls and ceiling beams. To maintain the room's grand feel, designer chose to keep and update the gallery, which also adds height to the room. Finally, the marble clad and antique mirror fireplace surround helps to break up the wood paneled walls and the home's original handrail, comprised of brass and iron, was modified to meet modern safety codes and standards.