A beautifully detailed wood structure includes ceiling beams, tall columns and an open stair design in this great room. A long wood-topped bar takes a slight curve in front of the floating glass shelves perfect for bottle storage. A row of wooden barstools with neutral leather seats lines the bar.
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.
This traditional stair blends fine details with simple design. The natural finish accentuates the true colour of the solid wood. The stairs’ open, saw tooth style stringers show the beautiful craftsmanship of the treads.
A glass staircase creates a very open feel for the modern design. The see through steps wind around a gorgeous modern shower-like fixture that falls down into a pond space below the base of the stairs.
An open wall staircase gives an open look to this living room design. White walls and stairs keep the room bright and allow the green was to pop as an accent color. The dark floor creates a pleasing contrast to the white walls and grounds the design. Throw pillows on the sofa compliment the accent wall to finish the look.
Wood steps fixed over a black base creates a simple, sleek look for this staircase. Black balusters connect thick wire railing for an open, modern design. A bar cart stationed near the stairs organizes drink ingredients and accessories for easy access.
Glass panels keep the room looking and feeling open while offering secure travel up this staircase. The natural look of the wood stairs blends beautifully with the light hardwood flooring. A black handrail and stainless steel sconce complete the modern design.
A gorgeous crystal chandelier mixes a warm glow with the natural light in this grand, open foyer. The fixture adds a flair of sophistication perfectly suited for the light gray walls, traditional column stair design and lovely ceiling embellishments.
This loft bedroom is both cozy and spacious thanks to the open design of this gorgeous Puerto Vallarta home. The neutral stone creates a calm and textural backdrop leading up the stairs to the plush white bed overlooking a beautiful and unique home office space.
This modern apartment features an open concept plan that connects the kitchen and dining area. The crisp white and cool gray concrete creates a chic yet airy atmosphere. Even the stairs feature a floating design with glass siding as to not clutter the space or block the city views
The black, gray and orange carpet square design brings life and a pop of color to this home gym. Uncovered windows let in natural light and allow the space to feel more open with a view of the outdoors. Exercise equipment is spaced out through the room leaving open floor space and a clear path to the glass lined stairs.
The open metal and wood staircase is designed to allow light to filter down and through various floors. Also, the openness creates the illusion of space. The orange color is the same paint color used on the nearby Golden Gate Bridge. The same color is used on the front door and accent tile in the kitchen. The spectacular openness "pulls" visitors toward the stairs and up into the great room upstairs.
A transitional home bar opens to a brick and wood stairwell, separated by a glass sheet. Balance Design placed the bar next to the stairs and flat-panel wood cabinets with sleek handles in the bungalow renovation.
Natural light highlights the bright white walls in this modern room. Red chairs surround a thin, circular dining table under a polished black pendant light. The open design joins the dining area with the living room, which features a thick white sofa. Light hardwood floors match the stairs and window frame, making for a cohesive look throughout the space.
Sometimes necessity brings about the best and most creative ideas. A shortage of space is an inspiring dilemma with potentially great results. In order to make use of absolutely every available space in her apartment, online lifestyle editor Briana turned the open space under the stairs into a home office. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn.