Collection by Brian Karo

Sneaky Staircases That Double As Storage


Staircases where beautifully designed form, meets purposeful function.

Highgate Road Loft by John...
The apartment’s main stairwell, disguised as a Shaker cabinet–meets–Japanese tansu stair, houses storage for kitchen...
The wall beneath the stairs holds hidden storage, including an Enomatic wine dispenser and Sub-Zero refrigerated...
For more on General Assembly's work, read our story on a Brooklyn loft renovation.
Given the spatial constraints, the staircase leading to the upstairs loft needed to be a short and steep.
A closer look at the shelving built into the staircase in the kitchen.
Bright yellow and purple paints were used to add some vibrancy to the daughter’s desk area, one of the ways the...

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