So...this week I was doing some research on entryways and stairs. I found some really grand entryways and some very unique stairs. I did not realize how many different things could be done to stairs to make them more interesting.
This entryway is a very open and inviting space. The tile work with the design on the floor adds a nice detial. Having the arch shaped door and windows that surround it create a nice change from the typical door. The columns that create a break between the entryway and the dining room are a nice touch instead of a plain wall. Above, the chandelier casts a warm glow on all who enter.
These stairs are really neat. Instead of being so bulky and taking up so much space the floating stairs are open and allow a line of sight right through them. These also allow for all of the space underneath the stairs to be used. Normally a closet or maybe a powder room would be all that could fit.
These tree railings are a natural touch to bring the outdoors in. They create an organic feel instead of having a chunky railing that doesn't lend much to the decor of the room. So many options are available. Look around and see what you can find, or better yet, use your imagination!