The most imposing aspect of Brian’s design is probably the golden, hand-crafted cherry blossoms that hang all the way down the staircase to form a 30-foot suspended mobile. In the midst of admiring the mobile, it’s easy to miss the smaller details: Grass cloth wallpaper, hand painted faux paneling and the baby blue custom carpet, which—when looking down from the top floor—“looks like a fan,” Brians explains to HGTV.com.
New carpentry details present a fresh, clean look. Glass panels play off of the existing glass block, establishing a contemporary feel. Stainless steel details and the Maya Romanoff wall covering echo the reflectivity of the glass, adding even more light.
This modern stairway is a true work of art. Wire-brushed oak floors and stairs are set against the glass railings. Recessed lighting highlights the details of this space, including the contemporary artwork.
A colorful striped runner, playful art and a mod take on traditional damask wallpaper show this updated Victorian home's personality right from the front entryway. A traditional wood banister features period detailing.
Arts and Crafts details on the stairway and in the lighting blend beautifully with mission-style furnishings in this contemporary great room. Large rugs create distinct zones for living and dining, and graphic pattern and bold use of color give the space a contemporary feel.
In the hall opposite the stairs, designers paired a bold, funky patterned wallpaper with a rich dresser and gold details. The dresser anchors the design, while the gold details add a bit of pizzaz as well as connecting this space to the design of the rest of the house.
The entryway of this luxury Texas retreat opens to a formal sitting area with an elaborate fireplace, as well as a curving stairway with custom wrought-iron rails. The home features Gothic architectural details and elaborate moldings, with ornate detailing and rich finishes throughout.
Rich finishes and ornate detailing adorn every inch of this Colleyville, Texas, luxury home. The dining room features a detailed ceiling bordered by elaborate molding, as well as Corinthian columns, arched doorways and faux-finished walls. Swirling wrought-iron rails twist their way up the curving stairway.
Every detail of this home is modern, from the sleek stairway near the pool to the low-profile chaise longue that rests beside it. Inside and out, slatted wood sheathes walls for a neutral, restful effect.
Decorative carving in the newel post adds detail and interest to the stairway in this Brooklyn, N.Y., entryway. Bright white trim along the hallway pulls the eye to the dining room beyond. Soft gray walls bring an updated feel to the traditional architecture.
Provocative artwork in the stairway vestibule sets the tone for a layered, transitional living space with a distinct Hollywood Regency vibe. A cowhide rug and gauzy draperies blend with clean-lined upholstery and traditional architectural details. The neutral palette is restful and allows artwork and accessories to pop.
This luxurious, Mediterranean-inspired estate in Newport Coast, California, features more than 11,000 square feet of living space and loads of distinctive design details, including the hand-picked stones used both indoors and out. The home is also filled with interesting nooks and crannies, including the twisting stairway in an indoor chamber that leads to a wine cellar. The entertainment-ready house features an elevator, theater, pizza oven, and a pool and spa with an outdoor kitchen and cabana.
To minimize the presence of the stair in the hallway the designer eliminated the need for the outer stringer. Instead, they cantilevered the tread supports from a single stringer located adjacent to the wall. The treads themselves are sandblasted acrylic mounted to a pair of tapered steel angles. The tread design allows for maximum light to pass through to the space below. Glass infill panels create the guard at both the stair rail and surrounding guards. With the use of 2 layers of laminated glass no top rail was required at the guard locations. To support the glass, steel bar stanchions span between floors levels, adding an element of continuity to the various levels of the stacked stair. High levels of precision were required during the detailing and construction process to maintain absolute alignment between 3 levels as the stairway extends from upper bridge to the basement.