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A simple and stylish way to make the staircase look simple yet chic and eye-catching is to use contrasts. In this case, for example, the wooden stairs sit on a crisp white background and the metal guardrail with wooden handrail frame them beautifully.

A simple and stylish way to make the staircase look simple yet chic and eye-catching is to use contrasts. In this case, for example, the wooden stairs sit on a crisp white background and the metal guardrail with wooden handrail frame them beautifully.

love this contemporary vibe - I've never seen a staircase spindle like this one.   http://www.houzz.com/photos/654348/Staircase-contemporary-staircase-san-francisco

love this contemporary vibe - I've never seen a staircase spindle like this one. http://www.houzz.com/photos/654348/Staircase-contemporary-staircase-san-francisco

Beautiful stair railing renovation using the existing newel post and handrail | TDA Decorating and Design featured on @Remodelaholic #makeover #staircase:

Beautiful stair railing renovation using the existing newel post and handrail | TDA Decorating and Design featured on @Remodelaholic #makeover #staircase:

DIY: How to Stain and Paint an OAK Banister, Spindles, and Newel Posts (the shortcut method...no sanding needed!) |via Make It and Love It

DIY: How to Stain and Paint an OAK Banister, Spindles, and Newel Posts (the shortcut method...no sanding needed!) |via Make It and Love It

Book nook ! - a work+desk+and+integrated+bookshelves+are+tucked+neatly+under+the+newly+reconfigured+stairs.

Book nook ! - a work+desk+and+integrated+bookshelves+are+tucked+neatly+under+the+newly+reconfigured+stairs.

Such a cool hand railing!  I love how they used the cables to keep the code but it has such a graphic look.  #homeshow #throwback home by @millhavenhomes

Such a cool hand railing! I love how they used the cables to keep the code but it has such a graphic look. #homeshow #throwback home by @millhavenhomes