Clever shoe storage tucked beneath the stairway maximizes space in this traditional Brooklyn, N.Y., townhouse. Dark-stained stair treads and a dark handrail offer pleasing contrast against the crisp bright white trim.
The million-dollar view of this front lawn and surrounding courtyards belongs to a traditional Georgian mansion in Sea Island, Georgia. The brick terrace flows down to the lawn via two curved stairways situated beneath the famous Southern Live Oak trees.
A traditional home with a carved wood staircase has a modern white console housing contemporary sculptures. A Victorian-era chandelier in gold is a focal piece, while gallery walls leading up the stairway add dimension to the space.
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.