339,337 Staircase Design Photos

Sunset House
Sunset House
Ming Architects
Photography by Studio Periphery
PRESS & AWARDS: AARON B DUKE
PRESS & AWARDS: AARON B DUKE
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AMIDST OUR MODERN ERA WHERE “FAKE NEWS” AND “ALTERNATIVE FACTS” wastefully contributes to the wealth of information and inspiration for our culture, authenticity in all aspects of lifestyle reigns a supreme value as believed by interior designer Aaron B. Duke. “My approach to interior design is visual storytelling and creating authentic interiors that reflect the lifestyle of the client,” explains Aaron. “I spend a great deal of time upfront getting to know my clients. It is important to understand how they live, how they entertain, what they are passionate about, where they like to travel, what is their style, what are their preferences, how do they spend their free time, do they have children, do they have pets, is this their forever home?”
Freeman Residence
Freeman Residence
LMK INTERIOR DESIGN
Scott Zimmerman, Floating staircase with walnut treads and glass railing.
Paris 17 - Champerret
Paris 17 - Champerret
emmacaroninteriors
Réaménagement total d'un duplex de 140m2, déplacement de trémie, Création d'escalier sur mesure, menuiseries sur mesure, rangements optimisés et intégrés, création d'ambiances... Aménagement mobilier, mise en scène...
Lake Calhoun Organic Modern
Lake Calhoun Organic Modern
John Kraemer & Sons
Builder: John Kraemer & Sons | Photography: Landmark Photography
Under-stair Storage
Under-stair Storage
Miles Enterprises Inc
Need more places to put things? We can create custom-built storage out of otherwise wasted space, hidden underneath your staircase.
Battersea Family Home
Battersea Family Home
Imperfect Interiors
This lovely Victorian house in Battersea was tired and dated before we opened it up and reconfigured the layout. We added a full width extension with Crittal doors to create an open plan kitchen/diner/play area for the family, and added a handsome deVOL shaker kitchen.
Valley Lo
Valley Lo
KitchenLab Interiors
KitchenLab Interiors’ first, entirely new construction project in collaboration with GTH architects who designed the residence. KLI was responsible for all interior finishes, fixtures, furnishings, and design including the stairs, casework, interior doors, moldings and millwork. KLI also worked with the client on selecting the roof, exterior stucco and paint colors, stone, windows, and doors. The homeowners had purchased the existing home on a lakefront lot of the Valley Lo community in Glenview, thinking that it would be a gut renovation, but when they discovered a host of issues including mold, they decided to tear it down and start from scratch. The minute you look out the living room windows, you feel as though you're on a lakeside vacation in Wisconsin or Michigan. We wanted to help the homeowners achieve this feeling throughout the house - merging the causal vibe of a vacation home with the elegance desired for a primary residence. This project is unique and personal in many ways - Rebekah and the homeowner, Lorie, had grown up together in a small suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Lorie had been Rebekah's babysitter and was like an older sister growing up. They were both heavily influenced by the style of the late 70's and early 80's boho/hippy meets disco and 80's glam, and both credit their moms for an early interest in anything related to art, design, and style. One of the biggest challenges of doing a new construction project is that it takes so much longer to plan and execute and by the time tile and lighting is installed, you might be bored by the selections of feel like you've seen them everywhere already. “I really tried to pull myself, our team and the client away from the echo-chamber of Pinterest and Instagram. We fell in love with counter stools 3 years ago that I couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger on, thank god, because then they started showing up literally everywhere", Rebekah recalls. Lots of one of a kind vintage rugs and furnishings make the home feel less brand-spanking new. The best projects come from a team slightly outside their comfort zone. One of the funniest things Lorie says to Rebekah, "I gave you everything you wanted", which is pretty hilarious coming from a client to a designer.
Staircase Built-Ins
Staircase Built-Ins
Mary Shipley Interiors
Perfect under stairs storage. Functional elegance
Treetops House
Treetops House
Specht Architects
Treetops House The Treetops House is a renovation and major expansion of a 1955 suburban ranch house. The project presented some interesting questions of preservation vs change, as well as a compelling story of dealing with a challenging (and ultimately rewarding) site. The original house was very typical for its time and place—a sprawling single-story, fairly nondescript affair that had small windows, and was clad entirely in Texas limestone. Our challenge was to turn this into a modern house that was open, bright, and inviting, while not completely obliterating all traces of what had existed before. Part of our philosophy is that elements of the history of a place be retained and incorporated into any new design. There are characteristics of almost any design, regardless of how banal, that embody memories and a sense of neighborhood. We feel that preserving these adds depth to any new intervention. With the Treetops House, we largely maintained the entire limestone perimeter wall, and used it as a heavy plinth on which a new second level was added. The new upper level features large frameless glass windows and is filled with light. The interior was opened up to create double-height spaces that bring this light from above and into the center of the house. The new composition is one which is clearly of its time, but also respects and reflects the time and place in which the original house was created. The house is on a site that straddles a fault in the limestone base strata below. Water continuously flows up through this fault and flows out onto the property. The original 1955 house featured a foundation with extremely deep concrete piers that allowed the house to bear on more stable strata far below the surface. Given that building new piers was cost-prohibitive, we did not expand the house’s footprint at all, but cantilevered the new second level out from the existing structure. This strategy not only allowed for the house to be within budget, but also gave it a distinctive dynamic expression. The different materials and profiles of the first and second floors emphasize the house’s horizontality and create another kind stratum that is visual and expressive. Inside the house, a double-height entry hall features stairs that lead up to the second-level main living space. The perimeter of this space is made up of frameless glass is set atop a continuous planter wall that provides a green foreground to the treescape beyond. Large overhangs provide shade at all times of the day, and the surrounding cladding of charred cypress prevents glare and adds a textural counterpoint. Other features include a large kitchen with countertop-height serving windows that open out onto a pool terrace and entertaining area, as well as unique built-in storage and display elements.Landscaping is entirely comprised of native grasses and other low-maintenance plantings. Architect: Specht Architects Contractor: Spencer Construction Photography: Casey Dunn
A staircase has an integral function in any multi-level home, but it can also help define the style of your home, serve as a focal point, and turn your entryway into a grand entrance. Staircases can be big projects, so it’s important that your design suits your needs and lifestyle. When deciding on a balustrade, railing and materials, take into account durability, cost, and any building regulations, too. Read on for more quick tips to consider while browsing staircase designs on Houzz.

What type of staircase works best for me?


The first consideration when planning a staircase design is space. A double-sided staircase, for instance, will only work in a large area; whereas an L-shaped staircase or straight staircase are more compact options. The next step in the stair design is deciding on a style. Elliptical or curved stairs offer elegance, while spiral stairs can appear more urban. If you want a contemporary design, floating stairs are a great way to circulate light.

What balustrade and handrail options are available?


Balustrades and handrails are important for safety but also allow you to get creative with your stair design. Many staircases are built up against a wall – if that’s the case, the wall itself can act as a balustrade; it will just need an attached handrail. Glass balustrades are great if you want to show off your staircase as an architectural feature, whereas a timber balustrade tends to be a more timeless option. Metal balustrades are versatile in that they can be industrial, elegant or quirky. Consider functionality, too, especially if you have kids. An open railing, for instance could become a safety hazard.

What materials should I use for stair treads?


Timber stair treads are strong and timeless, but can show up scuffs. Carpeted or stone stair treads are more traditional options, whereas stainless steel and glass can be quite contemporary. Concrete stair treads are increasingly popular for those looking to create a sculptural masterpiece out of their staircase – just imagine the effect of floating concrete stairs, daringly cantilevered. Also consider using a combination of materials to create visual interest.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a staircase renovation or are building a designer staircase from scratch, Houzz has 339,337 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including John Kraemer & Sons and ACO Architects LLP. Look through staircase photos in different colours and styles and when you find a staircase design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful staircase ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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