Sleek wood stairs fit with the clean, contemporary aesthetic in the crisp white landing. Sliding glass doors provide an uninterrupted view of the outdoors, and orange chairs add a vibrant dose of color.
Designer Chip Wade of HGTV's Elbow Room used a sturdy rope attached to the wall with chrome ring fasteners as a rustic stair bannister alongside this staircase, which features clean white risers beneath reclaimed wood treads.
A cascade of hand blown glass lighting really fills up the tall vertical space and looks magical in the evening. The glass ball on the newel post was outfitted with an LED light and comes on each night when it gets dark.
This stair design is appropriately scaled to the space and makes excellent use of the natural light.
Another strategy Olaniyi employs throughout her home is to design every space. This design moment occurs as guests climb the stairs to the home’s second floor. A small landing between stairways becomes an oasis of color and pattern. Here, palm frond wallpaper and a Moroccan-style mirror pair with cowrie shell necklace and a basket of dried foliage to create a distinctly African-inspired look.
Much of the home's front wall is glass, so to continue that airy feel, the stairs in the center of the house are open. The black railings and sharp angles are a visual complement to the foyer's large artwork.