Directly off of the eat-in kitchen is a living room whose contemporary style blends well with that of the kitchen space. The stair design and lack of walls from the entryway into the living room helps keep the space open, while the high, vaulted ceilings give the space a larger feel. The colors added to the space give it a personality while making the space inviting.
As seen HGTV's Fixer Upper, the house that was once destined for the wrecking ball, has a new porch and stairs leading to the beautiful wooden front door. A new roof, modern gray paint, fresh landscaping, and all new windows make this house a jewel on the block, as opposed to the eyesore it once was.
Keep your sweets on display with rustic buckets packed with brown paper bags filled with favorites like popcorn, pretzels and chocolate candies. Once the party heads inside the stadium, each brown bag can be brought in rather than having to traipse up stairs with the entire bucket.
Ochre’s crystal Seed Cloud chandelier hangs above an entry hall leading to a grand staircase in the 2017 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse. Designer Barbara Westbrook of Westbrook Interiors selected custom wallpaper by Area Environments through Jim Thompson for the dramatic space. Further on, the stair hall features oil on canvas and an antique walnut table.
A powder room at the top of a set of stairs features an elegant chandelier and beautiful printed wallpaper. The designer made the most of a small space by using a small, low-impact glass vanity top for the round stainless sink. In the hallway leading into the bathroom sits an antique dress form, dolled up with scarves and a handbag for a feminine touch.
By simply changing the millwork, this entry and stair space got a huge refresh. Shiplap walls greet visitors to an immediate ‘by the water’ feel. That combined with the watery painting featuring bold turquoises and greens (that reminded designers of lily pads) drives home the coastal feel. A LED light in the glass ball on the newel post is set to a photocell - so it comes on each night when it gets dark!
On the wall by the stairs to the upper level hangs a custom piece of art by Southern artist Blayne that playfully depicts a small child with a crown with a bold fire engine red background. The painting offers a preview of the bold use of color seen in the bedrooms on the second floor of the home.
Soft light glows from the windows of this Tuscan-inspired, contemporary home with a beautiful outdoor space. Large, white columns and a decorative privacy screen divide the two main seating areas. Stairs lead to the second level balcony with outdoor seating, while a large outdoor sectional sits beside a custom fire pit table on the main floor. Porcelain tile planks lead to the outdoor dining area and on to the main lawn.
Permeable pavement was used at the driveway and entrance court of an Idaho home to collect stormwater/snow melt runoff and allow infiltration, says Eric Venclik with Arentz Landscape Architects. The home is anchored to the site through the use of ledge stairs and rock outcroppings. Large flanking boulders create pockets for colorful plantings during the short growing season.
The tiny tile base with stone topper fit the fire pit perfectly to the surrounding wall and nearby house. Royal blue cushions on the brown wicker chairs glow beautifully in the fire light. Stairs leading from the house to the fire pit area are equipped with built in lighting and give the design an amphitheater inspired look.
When creating patio steps and stairs, you'll need to consider the type of texture and appearance that fit your home's architectural style and your design preferences. This outdoor space in the midwestern U.S. uses Belgard's Urbana pavers, which have the look of chiseled stone.
Down a short flight of stairs from the sun porch, the outdoor space expands again into an amazing sculpture garden and lounge. A series of tall sculptures are mixed with tables and chairs that also have an artistic quality. Brooklyn remains as close as a glance over the wall but with so many visual delights between it and the garden, the city feels worlds away.
In this functional upstairs landing, various areas provide spots for dining, working and entertaining. At the top of the stairs to the left, floating shelves and a built-in desk create a cozy home office nook. Nearby, dark cabinetry and dark floating shelves characterize the built-in bar. Meanwhile, a loft-like landing offers space for a modern bistro table and four chairs, creating a fun area for dining or playing games.
Playful details abound - undulant baluster collars interject a sense of movement and rhythm to the stairs. Victorian, square section columns supporting the lantern transform to octagons with a wink to the Roman Doric Order.
All of the trim, brackets, balusters and columns were custom designed and then fabricated by millwork craftsman.
This completely custom guest cottage was built in only eight months time.
A step up in book storage, these Japanese-inspired “Tansu Stairs” were designed by Steven Ehrlich, FAIA - Ehrlich Architects and hand crafted by David Albert. They’re set in a sustainable residence just one kilometer from the Pacific Ocean, and are built to reflect the bohemian spirit of Venice, Calif. A staircase bookcase is a great space saver in a home like this one, built on a narrow lot.
This year interior designer Linda Woodrum went against the grain of mundane laundry rooms and enlivened the space with a sleek stainless steel accent wall and vibrant local artwork. “When you come up to the top of the stairs we have this amazing subway tile and we hung a cool piece of art on it and it’s just really beautiful with the shiny tile and the art,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
Two pergolas flank the pool house and create outdoor rooms. One pergola forms a casual living room, complete with informal fire feature on an irregular bluestone patio. The other pergola design includes a swinging bed hanging from the perlins. Raised planting areas create a protected ambience and foster privacy in the pool zone. Sod ribbons on the raised bed stairs soften the hardscape.
As seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Flipping the Block, Amanda Marks and Curtis Goldin had only $80 left to renovate their living room for the sixth challenge. Their big design decision was to take out the popcorn ceiling and expose the wooden subfloor of the second floor; the rest of the room was designed around that idea, with rustic pieces from Joss & Main, and under-stair storage and shelves made by Curtis.