194 Staircase Wood Railing Design Photos And Ideas

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View of the stairs leading to the attic
A double-height entryway features both stairs and an elevator which lead to the elevated main level. The stairway design echoes the exterior siding.
Open wood stairs allow light to pass between levels.
Duratherm windows paint the black brick wall of the staircase with sunlight.
Hope restyled the interiors to give the property an honest, contemporary feel.
stair with storage units below
"As soon as you walk in the front door, your eye is drawn to the circular skylight above, which casts directed light to the open stairs below," explains Modscape.
Open-riser stairs lead up to the master suite.
The staircase ascents to the bright and spacious upper level, which features high-vaulted ceilings.
The material palette of oak, birch plywood, and oiled pine—combined with the polished concrete floor—add a textural richness to the space.
The pink staircase links the common areas in the lower level with the master bedroom above.
The stair treads are structural steel clad in stone over a steel plate stringer created by West Edge Metals.
The staircase leads to the lower level, where there's a wine tasting room that doubles as a guest room.
Stair detail with curios and plants.  White oak and steel.
Art by Time Hussey.
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A 14 Series pendant by Omer Arbel for Bocci hangs in the stairwell. The desk at the window was designed by the architects.
An intricately detailed staircase leads to the central wing’s second level. Its walnut treads and top rail harmonize with the welded steel rod railings. The geometric pattern on the staircase’s risers comes from encaustic tiles that were handmade in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Bedrooms suites are located in five traditional Javanese bungalows that are spread throughout the lush property.
Set among fields along the south facing coast of Long Island and within a short walk to the ocean, this Hamptons residence is a quiet refuge for a growing family.    Architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson says that “a suspended bridge spans through the double-height space, connecting second story volumes at varying levels and inclining upward and terminating at either end in an open staircase.”
A cedar screen adds an openness to the staircase.
Laboring over every material and line, this project is the result of rigorous design and planning with the clients. With a constant requirement for precision, the joinery and timing of materials throughout the home create clean, harmonic spaces that carry one throughout the home. Celebrating a truth in materials, white walls highlight the wide variety of finishes including clear timber, sandstone, marble, cork, concrete, and steel.
The striking interior stair was originally designed as a light well to filter light from above deep into the interior space.
Staircase
Despite its dark and boxy exterior, the house's interior is bright, naturally lit, and spacious. Adjaye, a master of the well-placed window, is in top form here. The staircase ascends toward sunlight.
Though all the plants are mundane home-center varieties, they grow to uncanny heights in the moist, sunny environment.
A glimpse at the Timber shutters from The New England Shutter Company.
Stairs to the upper level.
Thanks to the crisp neutral shade, the staircase carries light from floor to floor.
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 walnut staircase and slide in a Chicago town house leads from the main level to the basement. To protect people on the ride down, a “crash pad” fashioned from a standard gymnastic mat covers the wall at the slide’s base.
Western Red Cedar naturally resists rot, decay, and insects. Architect Jeff Jordan also chose to leave the wood unfinished, a prominent part of the house’s look.
The bridge allows light to flow down to the space linking the old and new sections on the first floor.
A staircase leads to a bridge linking the upper wing.
Near the front door, charred oak treads float on a blackened steel stringer to the master suite and on to the roof.
Photography by Matthew Millman
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A cylindrical glass staircase with Western red cedar and painted steel mullions dominates the front of the house.The stair treads, along with the floor, are made of recycled spotted gum.
Though they give the appearance of bent plywood, each curved layer of the ribbed corridor was constructed with flat, laminated cutouts, including the rounded hand rail.
The form of the top-lit, kauri-clad, open-riser staircase references the drawn appearance of a staircase, and recalls the Stack works of the American artist Donald Judd.
Inspired by the glinting waters of the San Francisco Bay, a shimmering entrance by Molie Malone greets you as you enter the Marina home. Light bounces off the gold tones in the silk-lined walls with the intention to "invite you not just to come inside the front door, but to come in and fully explore."
Yun designed this curved handrail. To the side, a carved niche is meant to showcase art.
The main staircase at the center of the house creates a gracious ascent from the open living room and kitchen at the parlor level to a library and bedrooms on the upper levels. The stained walnut handrail adds a traditional look, but boasts a clean, modern treatment. Wood paneling envelops a discreet door that leads to the cellar.
Custom wallpaper, made by Joana Avillez and Payton Turner, offers whimsical illustrations of significant historical female figures who worked for social change.
The steel stair treads delicately land atop a white brick base. A brass handrail completes the circulation.
The skylights and light palette give the home a bright an airy feel.
Large windows and skylights provide ample natural light which is reflected off the larch interiors and white ceilings.
A staircase that connects the three levels of the house.
A reading nook on the second level.
All four bedrooms are located on the upper level.
The stairs double as auditorium-style seating.

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.