The sleek brown wood stair treads match the wood doors adjacent to the staircase, giving this home a sense of flow and cohesion. Oversized windows allow natural light to saturate the space for a bright, breezy atmosphere.
In the foyer, a patterned tile was chosen as an area “rug” inset to create a sense of surprise and drama upon arrival at the front door. The custom railing and wood stair treads lead up to the living room for an open and spacious connection to the home interior. A white bench supports a piece of art for added texture to decorate the foyer.
Stairs are not merely for circulation through the apartment, but feature built-in storage cabinetry and drawers below. A dark wood floor and wood stair treads lead through and around the apartment, spiraling up onto the wood deck at the roof.
The cantilevered bed pavilion is clad in dark wood, and anchors the space — a central object around which everything revolves. A dark wood floor and wood stair treads lead through and around the apartment, spiraling up onto the wood deck at the roof.
This inviting foyer features a black metal spiral staircase with matching railing and wood stair treads. A glass hexagon chandelier is positioned above a round mirrored glass table with potted flowers. A black dyed cowhide rug finishes off the look of the space.
The custom railing, wood stair treads, beams, and stained beadboard ceiling treatments all collaborate in making this a successful updated brownstone. White walls add to the spacious feel of the design by keeping the room bright and airy. Neutral furniture in the sitting room blends beautifully with the floor and keeps a classic and timeless look to the design.
Designer Chip Wade of HGTV's Elbow Room used a sturdy rope attached to the wall with chrome ring fasteners as a rustic stair bannister alongside this staircase, which features clean white risers beneath reclaimed wood treads.
This traditional stair blends fine details with simple design. The natural finish accentuates the true colour of the solid wood. The stairs’ open, saw tooth style stringers show the beautiful craftsmanship of the treads.
For accommodating kids and guests, Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines devised a new bunk room with four queen-sized bunk beds. The bunk beds feature gray and white striped linens, stained shiplap paneling, iron railings and integrated stairs. The stairs are painted white with natural wood treads.
Mexican-inspired tiles are used on the tread of the staircase, contrasting against the warm woods and add rich color to the space. Terracotta floor tiles add style underneath, while wrought iron railing curves up the stairs, completing the Spanish-inspired look.
The basement bar uses space that would otherwise be empty square footage. A custom bar aligns with the stair treads and is the same wood and finish as the steps. A dark charcoal wall is a complementary accent to the light gray paint. Glass subway tile adds a simple pattern to the space and open shelving keeps bottles organized and accessible.