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Phoebe Howard Design

 

In many homes, the stairs are the very first thing you see when you walk in the door. 

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J.K. Kling

 

Whether they are simple or ornate, bare or expertly covered, the stairs can set the tone for the experience people will have when they walk through the door. 

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Orrick & Company

 

In that way, the stairs become the perfect place to create a stunning vignette, a shining moment, that helps define the way the home looks, and even more importantly, the way it feels. We love how the curve in this stunning staircase seems to fit this table. It’s the perfect welcome. 

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Peter Pennoyer Architect

 

This absolutely breathtaking architecture takes the staircase to a whole new level. This isn’t a staircase that makes a statement upon entrance, it’s a staircase that is a defining part of the home’s entire scheme. 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

But as much as we love stairs, residential elevators are pretty cool too, such a luxury for hauling groceries and luggage and, of course, a necessity for many. With a chic carpet and a fun light fixture, they can be fabulous looking too!

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Chango and Co

 

Speaking of lighting, picking the right fixtures is a must for us in the stairwell. Not only is it crucial for lighting the path but it also helps create a chic design scheme in what could be a plain, boring spot.

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Threshold Design

 

From shiplap and classic details that feel perfect for a coastal home,

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Simon Upton via Architectural Digest

 

To more modern touches that further a mood, 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

To even a gorgeous spiral staircase that not only serves a purpose but also accessorizes a space, 

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New England Home Magazine

 

The staircase is so much more than just a utilitarian feature in a home. 

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Tom Scheerer

 

With the right attention, it can become another one of a home’s shining moments.

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