The image shows how the saw-tooth roof design defines the areas underneath in a subtle fashion. The living area, under the first saw-tooth, is in the foreground. The dining area and kitchen are under the second saw-tooth, and the staircase is under the third and final saw-tooth at the rear.
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.
A row of skylights looks down into this spacious and elegant dining room. A spiral wooden staircase in the corner adds lovely movement to the design. A long buffet lines one wall providing ample built in, organized storage. A rectangular wooden dining table is surrounded with traditional wooden dining chairs for a refined set up.
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.
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.
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.
A balcony overlooks this open concept dining, living and kitchen space, which takes maximum advantage of its two-story central area with an oversized dining table that invites guests to linger over the table for relaxed conversation. Dual staircases add distinction to the entry, framing the doorway and creating a nice view on both sides of this coastal home.
As seen on HGTV's Renovation Raiders, this living room has been transformed into a media-free oasis with a contemporary look and rustic feel. Where there was once a solid wall, now there's a staircase that dramatically opens up the space and allows the living area to merge visually with the adjacent dining room.
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.
"Colorful produce is a fragrant and easy way to add style to the entry," stylist Matthew Mead says. "Inexpensive fruits like green apples, tangelos and lemons" add interest everywhere, from centerpieces to the staircase, and create engaging focal points, he says. "Berries and sprigs of evergreen add a festive touch." Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead
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.
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.
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.
A modern black and white mural by Sam Eckersley contrasts with the old wood staircase with incised lines in an Atlanta home built in 1890. The renovated Eastlake-Style Queen Anne Victorian also has hardwood floors. The homeowner, Kelly Jackson, overall the design for the renovation.
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.
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."
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.
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.