A stunning tiered chandelier illuminates this open staircase from top to bottom. The custom light fixture features glass pendants in bold, vivid colors, lending spunk and pizzazz to the classic stairway.
The side of this white stairway is as important as the front, thanks to the lovely snail-shell carving at the end of each step. Classic wallpaper over the French doors adds further visual entrance to this entryway.
A gallery wall of black and white family photos enhances this traditional stairwell. White wainscoting against gray walls creates a neutral background while the geometric pattern on the stair runner keeps the space feeling warm and inviting.
An elegant brass chandelier hangs over sweeping stairs in this traditional landing. Spare furnishings allow beautiful bold pieces, like a gold, ornate mirror and a pretty blue dresser, the attention they deserve.
Curtains are used in the wallpapered entryway as "portieres," a traditional treatment in a doorway without a door. Brad Cruickshank of Cruickshank Remodeling said the look was fitting with the 1921 home. Also, the doorway is the separation between the formal front rooms of the house and the informal portion with the family room and the kitchen.
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.
Wide, traditional moldings with a glossy white finish add classic style in the traditional entryway of this Brooklyn townhouse. Dark-stained treads on the stairway and a dark handrail pop against the bright white trim for a crisp, pleasing contrast.
This traditional hallway features reclaimed wood flooring and transom windows that help with air flow in the home's four bedrooms. A central stairway connects all three floors of this fully restored Brooklyn townhouse.
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.
A carved circular staircase in this custom-built, estate-size home features elaborate wrought-iron rails with a swirling design that mimics the lines of the staircase. Above the stairway, a crystal chandelier is suspended from a stained glass dome.
The stairway to a lower-level family room backs up to the traditional kitchen in this Brooklyn townhouse. A wide pass-through window opens up the space, bringing in lots of natural light and giving an airy feel to what could otherwise be a cramped galley kitchen.
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.