Instead of completely closing off the stairs from the living room and kitchen, designers used wood slats spaced several inches apart. The result is a dynamic wall that adds tons of visual interest to all the spaces.
A custom-designed railing made from mesh and metal piping lines this one-of-a-kind stairway. Corrugated tin adds interest on the ceiling, as does a custom light fixture dubbed "Daddy Long Legs" by the design team. Glass block windows bring in loads of natural light.
Given the minuscule size of this modern Manhattan loft, every inch of space is put to use. Stairs are not merely for circulation through the apartment, but feature built-in storage cabinetry and drawers below.
One of the primary functions in this home's redesign was to create a space that would showcase the homeowner's contemporary art collection. The designer succeeded with light colors and clean-lined details that did not distract from the art.
The designers created a more open and inviting landing to the lower level of the home. A custom railing on the existing stairs allows light from the main floor to drift downstairs. Powder-coated metal pairs with a white oak handrail.