Lift Your Spirits: More Ideas for Custom Stairways
Are you looking for ideas for remodeling or designing stairways? A custom staircase that celebrates the experience of lifting you into the air will add a dynamic showcase piece to your home. Stairs are more than a way of getting from one floor to another. A CustomMade artisan near you can help you find a form for your custom stairs that will boost your spirits, too.
Organic patterns, especially those modeled after plants, create a sense of upward motion and growth. The twisting, curling lines of a botanical motif also draw and direct the viewer’s attention. A vine-like design for your outdoor entry stairs will extend a welcoming invitation to your guests. This hand-forged organic style handrail by Brian Hughes Artist Blacksmith evokes the look and feel of a vine creeping along the side of the stone wall. Even the brackets that attach the rail to the wall take the form of smaller vines curling around a larger vine.
What was more fun than climbing a tree as a child? Climbing the furniture, of course. You can recapture some of that excitement with a custom staircase design. If you have a loft space that would require rearranging the furniture in the lower room just to make space for a traditional stairway, consider having a dual-purpose custom staircase built, such as this imaginative ladder chest by Alan Harp Design that was part of an award winning child’s room remodel for “This Old House.” Despite the dresser’s unorthodox appearance, the piece was designed to blend in perfectly with the room. The quarter-sawn oak ladder steps match the flooring, the maple planks under the stairs match the ceiling, and the lavender and white paint matches the walls and moulding. Closets and storage spaces under stairways are familiar features in homes. Why not open that space to innovative custom furniture designs, too? (And they don’t have to be just for children).
If you have an open, light-filled space available, consider building a custom staircase that takes advantage of those features and creates a sense of weightlessness and flight. Signature Staircase, Corp., built this glass spindle panel hardwood spiral stair with flared curves along the railing and at the opening steps that produce an inviting, upward visual motion. The clear glass panels let the light from the surrounding area shine through, and the light-colored wood steps and handrails convey strength but also a buoyant, floating quality. The stairs appear to be a quiet, bright whirlwind at your command.
Look carefully at the photo of Alan Harp Design’s award winning child’s room remodel and you can also see “Rachel’s Chair.”