With its huge portico, soaring stone columns, wrought iron balconies and grand staircase, this mansion in Dallas could easily be mistaken for a palace. Planters overflowing with palm fronds are staggered across the stone steps to draw the eye up to the glittering entrance.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: this villa looks like something out of a dream. Whether they're looking out from the balcony or descending the double staircase, the owners will feel like royalty among such enchanting surroundings.
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.
An existing concrete pier was used to hold up a new Ipe wood terrace providing dramatic views of Lake Champlain.
Before, the pier held up a spiral staircase that lead down to the shore. The new owners wanted a more gradual path to the shore, so the pier was repurposed into an overlook.
Struck by the mathematical intricacies required to design the home which played host to the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Candace Barnes chose to incorporate geometric shapes throughout the grand entry and staircase. Pyramidal shapes are repeated in the hand-blown crystal chandelier, Myke Reilly painting, bronze and granite table and the nailheads trimming the stairwell carpet.
A new metal staircase, and a polished cement floor replaced the water damaged wood from the flooded basement at the Sarlo home. Water proof materials were chosen by the cousins in case of another flood. As seen on HGTV's Cousins on Call.
The high ceilings showcase the beautiful, contemporary staircase in this dining room, and white walls let the room's elements be the stars of the show. The wood dining table is simple but impactful, and contemporary chairs are upholstered to keep diners comfortable through long, amazing meals. Modern art adds a splash of color, dimension and personality.
This home was formerly a two family dwelling and was converted to a single family residence consisting of a kitchen and dining room on the first floor. The second floor hosts the foyer, formal living room and den, while the third floor contains three bedrooms and bathrooms for the family. Black and white staircases connect all three levels.
Even the entrance to the home is grand and elegant. The two-story foyer boasts marble flooring, a marble staircase, an ornate wrought iron railing and a fabulous chandelier that echoes the gold accents found in the handrails. A red and gold upholstered bench adds a luxurious finishing touch to the design.
The first thing guests see when they walk through the front door? Soaring ceilings, recessed lighting and a metal-and-wood staircase that leads to the home's second level. Because the condo has such an open floor plan, the designers used large area rugs to visually give the owners a distinct "dining room" and "sitting area."
Looking in from the covered terrance, this luxury penthouse loft in Dallas, TX, features an open concept in style and design. The first floor living space couples a light-and-dark gray color combo that gives the space a lighter feel, while the concrete accents and metal staircase draw the eye to the second floor with a grand piano.
Marble tile floor surrounds a decorative circular floor panel with deep green tile adding color to the neutral foyer design. Support columns create a solid frame for the space leading out into the house and down the open hallway. A curved staircase is based in the foyer further connecting the enchanting space to the house beyond.
This small area adjacent to the stairs is accessorized with a black three-drawer console, a bold lime green lamp and a stylish starburst mirror, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room. A small nook tucked under the staircase serves as a cozy dog house for the homeowner's pet.
A stylish spiral staircase provides access from the first floor great room sitting area to the upper gallery where the majority of the room's books are kept. The gallery allows the space to maintain its grand feel-true to its original intent, while the contemporary-chic design of the space helps to bring the room into the 21st Century.
The two-story great room of this northwest contemporary home has a towering window wall and steel and exposed wood structural beams. The floating steel staircase was locally fabricated and is the centerpiece of the entry. A comfortable tufted sectional centers on the raw steel feature wall that houses the TV and 72-inch-long ribbon flame fireplace.
The open floor plan of this Westhampton home combines the foyer with the dining room and living areas. Blue-and-yellow stained glass pairs with the custom front door, which leads to the classic staircase. A Craftsman-style dining table and leather dining chairs contrast against the elaborate console that separates the living and dining areas.
Making the most of every nook, the space around the staircase doubles as as sitting area and office. The Asian-inspired secretary house decorative items, but pulls down as a simple desk that combines with a cowhide armchair. Black-and-white abstract art makes a bold statement on the creamy white walls, while a more traditional area rug grounds the space.
At the top of the staircase, guests get a bird's eye view of the beautiful Old World living and dining rooms. Exposed ceiling beams add to the style, while Venetian plaster walls create an elegant yet textured backdrop to the space. The cozy seating area is centered on a Mediterranean-inspired fireplace, while a pair of iron chandeliers light up the dining area.