Staircases are functional structures that you likely don’t think much about. But they don’t only provide utility. They can bring artistry and even humour to a home. Flip through these pics and prepare to be awed.
Take the Spotlight
In this living room, the walls were left bare and white to let this magnificent black industrial-style staircase take the spotlight.
These wood stairs almost look like individual swings until you have a closer look.
The Glass Menagerie
Made of a beguiling mix of stainless steel, walnut and glass, the continuous treads and risers form a zig-zag profile in this staircase that is supported by two glass walls. Check out the rest of this exceptional project here. That glass dog/baby gate on the second floor is chic!
Those blue stairs! Their reflection in the mirror! Together they are a match made in heaven. Even the way the magazine rack sits at the bottom of the staircase is so perfectly playful.
OK, we admit, this one may be less about the staircase itself and more about the adorable glass office it leads to. See more of this eco-conscious Montreal home that isn’t afraid of colour.
This showstopper by bespoke-staircase specialists, Bisca, features forged bronze rails capped with a leather handrail. The undulating rail is an illusion softening the stairs, which are actually straight.
Paint it Black
Black paint transforms this everyday staircase into a spectacle. That’s one way to jazz up the entryway.
With a View
Staircases can hog floor space. No so with this barely there beauty from the Fixer Upper team. Note how the stairs don’t block the sublime setting through the windows.
Light and Bright
This suspended staircase is simple, but dramatic. The way the colours match the rest of the space brings on the drama.
A Long Way Up
The stairs and glass atrium in this five-storey home are a thing of beauty. Fun fact: this gorgeous $2.25-million dollar home in Toronto used to be a shed – that was originally purchased 15 years ago for $50K.