Much like the first dog Bo decor throughout the White House, designers created a replica of the Biden's German shepherd, Champ, using strips of burlap and an evergreen collar. (Do you see the real Champ? He's busy snoozing on the stairwell landing.)
On the stairwell landing sits a custom-framed blueprint by a Turkish-American designer, art that depicts canoes by HGTV host John Gidding, and a Viking ship. The eye-catching art decorates the top of a wall-mounted rack with sturdy hooks for easy-access storage for bags, caps and more.
Architectural details are on display in this farmhouse-inspired dining and living room. Rustic wood paneling highlights the vaulted ceiling, limestone draws attention to the two-story fireplace and panel moulding accentuates the floating stairwell and landing. Crystal chandeliers and a French-country dining set give the home an feel of permanence.
Light wooden tones are echoed in the balustrades and the underside of this multi-story stairwell for a thoughtful design touch. The sleek and spare stairs are adorned only by the geometric lines of the railings and a single piece of artwork.
From the first floor to the second, rich wood stairs lead into the private spaces of the home. Halfway up a landing opens to the outside, keeping the stairwell bright and open. Off the landing, the staircase ascends to the second floor, providing access to the home's bedrooms.
This sunny stairwell gets its distinction both from its big picture window and its unique, coral-inspired chandelier. The hardwood landing is decorated with a graphic rug in a bold yellow that complements the colors used throughout the house.
A wallcovering showcasing Southern plant and animal life is a dramatic design decision in a grand mirrored stairwell with a sunlight. Savage Interior Design completed the space for a Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City. MJ Atelier hand-applied plaster for the custom wallcovering. The black-and-white stairwell has a wrought iron railing and hardwood floors, while the landing has a dark sofa and nesting cocktail tables.
With a variety of artwork to brighten the white walls, this modern landing invites guests to stop and reflect on the images. A bold print depicting red stockings, pink pumps and green paint is particularly eye-catching. Its black background and white frame complement the stairwell's palette, resulting in a seamless transition from one level to the next.
Glass drops on this elegant chandelier offer a stark juxtaposition to the surrounding lands of wine country seen through the oversized picture window in this stairwell. Designers Dawn Carlson and Carol Perry of MAS Design chose elements for this home that either complemented nature easily or strongly contrasted it.