983 Staircase Design Photos And Ideas

Exposed stairways and connecting bridges resemble the back side of a billboard.
The interior courtyard has become a social gathering space for residents.
A light and dynamic staircase connects the three levels.
“The project is designed as a delicately carved volume, which nestled into the site following its topography. The formal gestures are strong and powerful, while the material—sandy beige wood and red cedar slats—are more delicate and warm,” says Bourgeois.
The revamped staircase blends traditional and modern.
Stewart-Schafer finished the existing staircase and railings by hand. All of the spindles are painted black to give the traditional formwork a modern aesthetic.
The caged staircase was designed by architect Patrick Ousey, with whom Flournoy collaborated in the home’s design. Although initially unconvinced by the staircase detail, “it is a great example of how collaboration brings in different perspectives,” says Flournoy.
Super White Eggshell Benjamin Moore paint give the walls a crisp, fresh feel.
The columns fan out at the top, with one overlapping the next to created a layered, canopy-like roof.
Carefully placed modern touches illuminate restored details in the home. An industrial-style pendant, which Jeff and Jason created themselves using a DIY instructional kit by lighting designer Lindsey Adelman, hangs from the intricate millwork in the entryway. The print is by photographer Anna Wolf.
The apartment sits on two floors and it offers views of the London skyline.
A stained concrete floor gleams throughout the first floor.
The floating staircase features glass guardrails and white oak treads to match the hardwood floors.
The retractable aluminum staircase can slide into a cabinet when not in use.
The interiors are furnished in light colors that reflect the sunlight streaming in through the large windows.
A paneled wall along the entryway.
A hanging steel structure makes the stairs visually lightweight, while glass railings reflect natural and artificial light.
A modern white staircase connects the two levels.
Studio David Thulstrup incorporated green spaces into this old pencil factory in Copenhagen to transform it into a modern home for photographer Peter Krasilnikoff.
The stair features custom installations by lighting designer Johanna Grawunder. When turned off, the panels appear as mirrors; when on, reflecting LED lights, giving the twisted stair forms an exaggerated “funhouse-like” effect.
The stair’s folded volumes juxtapose solid wood forms with light-filled voids.
The stairs are made of fumed and stained-engineered oak with a solid oak cap. Thanks to its complex geometrically, no level is the same.
The striking interior stair was originally designed as a light well to filter light from above deep into the interior space.
The design of the house makes their lives easier by opening it out to the light and the outdoors. At the ground floor, the rear was dug out and expanded to allow for a living space and home office.
A catwalk connects the two bedrooms upstairs without impeding the flow of light in the main area. The staircase is composed of structural steel with a painted finish, and blackbutt treads and handrail.
At the rear of the property, a two-story extension was added, including the open concept kitchen and dining area seen here, as well as bathrooms, bedrooms, and a lounge area.
A glass ceiling shelters steps leading to the entrance.
A contemporary iron and wood staircase leads up to a small loft where the owners can relax and listen to music.
All the lighting is custom made and dimmable.
The home's oak parquet flooring strikes contrast with traditional Sicilian patterned tiles.
Dried flowers in colorful pots adorn the shelves.
A custom steel railing on the ladder leads to the loft.
Floating stairs in the dining area lead up to a mezzanine loft.
A sculptural metal staircase leads up from the open common area to the mezzanine bedroom.
Within the home, the ceiling heights range from 11 to 21 feet.
A built-in bench along the stairs offers a quiet spot for reflection.
The interiors are kept pure and simple.
Stairs lead down to the pool.
A slice of light artistically highlights the staircase.
Stairs provide a smooth transition to the lower level.
A staircase leads up to the mezzanine loft.
Simple, refined details transform this atrium space into a contemporary, architectural solution that blends nicely with the existing framework.
By incorporating wood slats into the stair wall, light from above is able to pass farther into the space between levels.
The interior stair is composed of floating treads sourced from trees cut down on the  property. A mix of oak, maple, and birch, each step is different and unique.
A children's play area.
Charred wood treated with the Shou Sugi Ban technique was used for the stairs and in the upstairs' workspace and flooring. The floors downstairs are polished concrete.
Stairs lead to a lower level family room, complete with a wine cellar.
Plastered walls were scraped to reveal generations of patina.
Restored elements include stucco and stonework that date back to the 12th century.
All the metalwork was done by Kin & Company.
Chairs from Hay and Matter.
The sunken living room is illuminated by an eight-by-eight-foot gridded skylight in the copper ceiling.

Whether grand and sweeping, rendered in wood, or a minimalist arrangment of metal and glass, the modern staircase is an example of literally elevated design. With its strong, geometric shape and functional importance, a masterful staircase can serve as the centerpiece of a building. Below are some notable examples of staircases that refuse to be ignored, and the creative tread and railing decisions that comprise them.