A spiral staircase leads to the downstairs lounge, which was designed to be more of a creative outlet for artists seeking inspiration. Here, black and white accents offer the perfect foundation for bold patterns, while a cushioned sofa and matching chairs give the owners room to discuss their latest projects.
Reminiscent of a European villa, this luxurious home features balconies, a portico, a tile roof, decorative arches, columns and high ceilings — all hallmarks of Mediterranean style. The generously sized home boasts more than 11,000 square feet, including five bedrooms, multiple staircases, an elevator, a circular driveway and a three-car garage.
Intertwine fruits, feathers, pine cones and mini glass ornaments throughout garland for a designer look. For the holidays, Britt Scripps Inn in San Diego, Calif., runs an intricate garland up the grand staircase, which is original to the house, built in 1887. Photo courtesy of Britt Scripps Inn
A spiral staircase connects the bottom and top floors of this stunning porch. The bottom level has retractable Phantom Screens and the top level is screened. The stairs are made of matte black wrought iron and exotic ipe wood, selected by Eric and Jenny Rothman of Atlanta's Rothman + Rothman Design.
This spacious bar area features dark brown wooden cabinets and shelving, allowing ample storage space for bar essentials. Wide plank hardwood floors were designed to match the cabinetry, while neutral stone countertops provide a light contrast. A curved staircase with a wrought iron railing is positioned overhead.
In addition to functionality, it's important to consider visual balance when designing a living room. As you arrange furniture, take a step back and look at the room from several vantage points, especially from nearby staircases and landings. What may appear properly balanced from below may look cluttered from above.
The two-story open living space houses the Old World-style dining room with traditional dining table and elegant upholstered chairs. Two iron chandeliers add ambiance to the room. An elegant staircase leads upstairs, while bright blue tile risers add a burst of color to the neutral space.
The open floor plan in this Dallas, Texas penthouse is luxurious and full of architectural detail. A dining table fits beneath the metal staircase to the second floor, with oak hardwood flooring spanning the space, lit by floor-to-ceiling windows with city views.
This colonial home features white clapboard siding and black trimmed cottage style windows, including one tall window that shows off the interior staircase. A vibrant red front door adds a touch of color under the classic front porch overhang with white columns.
This beautiful, brick and stone townhome in Brookhaven, GA, offers 3800 sq. ft. of contemporary design, with two bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. The home features a two-car garage lined with stone, a private staircase leading to the main entrance, and striking oversized windows.
Only 36 inches in height from floor to ceiling, this small bedroom has the illusion of being larger thanks to the graphic design of the retro-inspired crochet quilt. A brown curtain slides over to hide the staircase and built-in storage shelves.
Glass panels on the staircases blend in seamlessly, becoming nearly invisible, and look less bulky than traditional railing. White walls and a white ceiling, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, keep the room feeling airy and bright despite the bookshelf wall's hulking presence.
This open concept sitting room with vaulted ceilings is perfect for formal entertaining. Guests can lounge and enjoy fireside cocktails before venturing into the adjoining dining room. This space's natural radiance is all in the details—from the delightful crown molding and spiraling marble staircase lined with metalwork railings to the exquisite furnishings.
The main house spans two floors, which are connected by a staircase and a lift. The entrance is a show-stopper, too, as it opens to an atrium with vaulted ceilings made of Roman concrete. The floor is comprised of an impressive mosaic made with genuine cards from Roman times.
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.
Modern-meets-eclectic in an expansive, airy sitting room. Mona Lisa smiles from a graphic, red print situated just off the resident laundry room. A myriad of mismatched artwork hangs under gallery spotlights on the far wall. Farther still, a sleek, wood and glass staircase beckons from the far corner of the room.
The floating concrete staircase is one of Luke’s favorite features in the house — shout-out to Clint for helping make it structurally sound. It’s spruced up for the holidays with cypress garland and black-and-white bows, while wrapped presents ready to be doled out to extended family do double duty as decor.
A custom contemporary built-in unit offers a convenient storage option behind this Connecticut home's staircase. White cubbies, cabinets and drawers provide plenty of space for stowing away items that need to be easily at hand without visually cluttering the space.