A gallery wall of black and white family photos enhances this traditional stairwell. White wainscoting against gray walls creates a neutral background while the geometric pattern on the stair runner keeps the space feeling warm and inviting.
The interior of 21 Broad Hotel epitomizes a modern coastal vibe perfect for its Nantucket, Mass., setting. A vivid blue, green and yellow abstract acrylic-on-wood painting perfectly complements the blue rug and matching stair runner.
This beautiful open foyer connects the first floor to the second floor seamlessly with tall, charcoal gray walls and wood columns lining the staircase and upper balcony. A chandelier gives off warm lighting and decorates the open air space. A runner covering the stairs compliments the gray walls and ties in hints of black, white and purple for added color.
Simple white paneling takes this stairwell up a notch with straightforward country style. A twig wreath adds natural texture, while a gray stair runner protects the dark wood steps. The painted-white risers keep the stairs bright and fresh.
A noble eagle holds the weight of this foyer table on his wings. Above it, a geometric mirror echoes the pattern of the stair runner. The neutral shade of both keeps the graphic shapes eye-catching without being overwhelming.
In the renovation of this townhouse, the stairs were simplified by removing all the decorative iron knobs and wood finials and painting the bannisters a basic white. The runner adds texture, the artwork vibrant color.
A variety of patterns, from the graphic stair runner to the striped accent wall, create interest and texture in this dining room. Using the same soft brown and cream palette throughout keeps the look cohesive. A round dining table is surrounded by leather chairs in soft earth tones.
White shiplap covers the ceiling and walls leading up the home's second level. The staircase features a sisal runner that stretches over the stairs and landing. A white railing topped with blue handrails completes the look.
Wanting these stairs to look as bright as possible, the designers painted the walls white to catch the natural light from the windows. Meanwhile, a tall houseplant stretches from floor to ceiling and draws the eye up to a painting of the ocean -- the latter of which is totally fitting for a home in Montecito, Calif.
A modern white grand foyer designed by Melanie Turner Interiors for a Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens in Atlanta features paneled walls and contemporary artwork, of faces, by Sally King Benedict. The staircase has a sisal stair runner. The entryway also has a settee, a twig cocktail table and a screen with fabric in a Cubist design.