132 Staircase Wood Railing Wood Tread Design Photos And Ideas

Custom wallpaper, made by Joana Avillez and Payton Turner, offers whimsical illustrations of significant historical female figures who worked for social change.
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.
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.
The stairway leading to the loft bedroom.
Staircase-VILLA CP
Siegal chose a diagrid structure for the factory-built steel modules; polycarbonate panels create a luminous space beneath the stairs.
The floating staircase gives
Media Room
Open Stringer Staircase
Within, the split-level, 485-square-foot space accommodates up to eight people.
Custom stair made entirely of matching pine plywood.
The staircase was moved to be more prominently featured in the home's renovation. The owners' surrounding art collection makes it even more striking.
Large spans of glazing frame views outwards to the surrounding landscape as one circulates through the home.
View from the guest entry provides a focus on the open staircase and out to the tall pines beyond.
Continuity of exterior and interior materials can be seen in the living room, which is framed by the same Prorez cedar siding as outside. It complements a wood fireplace by Stûv, which is finished with bamboo verde stone and Montauk grey slate.
Kitchen Shelving + Stair + Fireplace
The knot-flecked staircase leading down to Bornstein's office gives serves as a solid core to the home's circulation.
One of the greatest design challenges, according to Franz and Paré-Mayer, was reimagining the dark, unfinished garage space in a way that would “establish [it] as primary, instead of an afterthought to the original floor above.” This was achieved by layering open, linked spaces on the ground floor and sticking to a few carefully selected materials for cohesion and fluidity. There are hardly any hallways in the home; every space serves a function. Polished concrete floors continue throughout the new living level, and a bent metal dining chair with a reclaimed Douglas fir backrest made by Scholz sits in front of an open white oak staircase.
The handmade spiral staircase.
Photography by Matthew Millman
In staircase, large spans of glazing frame views to the slopes beyond.  Wood Stair treads and a steel guardrail modernize the circulation space.  A George Nelson bench sits below the window, decorated by a Ohio Design Blocky.
At the top of the stairs, an Ib Kofod-Larsen rocker sits in the master bedroom
In the Denmark home of designer Eglantine Charrier, original 1920s windows and moldings meet modern accessories like a black Caravaggio pendant lamp by Cecilie Manz for Lightyears.
The wood framed stair extends from the entry space to the rooftop terrace, connecting all levels and spaces.  Lit from above, daylight splashes against each floor level.
Polished concrete tiles and a wooden bench furnish the entry space.  Light from above falls down onto the greenery, drawing the outdoors in.
A detail shot of the stair, which spirals up and down throughout the house.
The second-floor family room is fronted by an L-shaped staircase with an opaque guardrail that provides some privacy for the front facade.
From the second level of the house, Griffin climbs the stairs his own way.
The hallway’s matte-white paint is a crisp backdrop to refurbished details like the balustrade.
A staircase leads to a roof deck with striking views.
The firm also designed a slatted screen next to the staircase.
The architects divided the home into separate floors for sleeping, living, and working. Since the house is situated on a hill that slopes 20 feet from top to bottom, there are plenty of stairs. Those pictured above were crafted using wood salvaged from a 100-year-old bungalow that previously stood on the site.
Paper lanterns from IKEA illuminate the lofted level. The structures, connected by sheltered walkways, frame a grassy courtyard. “Compositionally, I was trying to create bookends to the clubhouse.” Wells says. “I looked at all the parts in assembly.”
The light-filled foyer was part of Goodman’s original design for Unit House No. 6, upon which the Wilson’s model is based.
After restoring and renovating the interior of their four-story brownstone in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, Jeff Madalena and Jason Gnewikow—creative entrepreneurs and self-described interiors obsessives—outfitted the historic 1910 space with a minimal black-and-white palette, down to the stair railing and original moulding and wainscoting. Sparse, modern pieces—like a two-pronged sconce they designed for the parlor-floor landing and a Cy Twombly print in the adjacent family room—provide elegant counterpoints to the architecture.
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.

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.

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