This home cleverly makes use of the awkward space under the stairs by turning it into a bar! Built in shelves of varying lengths neatly fill up the narrow top area; below them, a sink, cabinets, even a mini fridge are ready to get the next cocktail party started.
The narrow stripes of a hand woven stair runner echo the blue and white striped wallpaper, lending to a boathouse look in this hallway. Vibrant red doors and coordinating lampshade complete the all-American color palette.
The stunning trompe l'oeil effect of this painting adds dimension and depth to this narrow walkway, making it appear larger. Simple, chrome sconces don't distract from the art, but give off just enough light to enjoy it.
Before a home makeover, this home had a tiny front porch and narrow, steep stairs. The home's transformation included the building of an extended deck across the front of the house. Now the home's entrance feels fresh and inviting.
One black wall in this sea of white turns a modern stairway into a focal point and spotlights colorful contemporary paintings. The narrow stairwell incorporates a unique coffered ceiling with integrated lighting as well as an open, slatted stair design that doesn't hide the art.
A step up in book storage, these Japanese-inspired “Tansu Stairs” were designed by Steven Ehrlich, FAIA - Ehrlich Architects and hand crafted by David Albert. They’re set in a sustainable residence just one kilometer from the Pacific Ocean, and are built to reflect the bohemian spirit of Venice, Calif. A staircase bookcase is a great space saver in a home like this one, built on a narrow lot.