For a dramatic stairway, upholster the walls in a graphic fabric.

18 Unique Designer Staircases

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The wainscoting and casework of this wooden staircase was stripped and finished with clear tung oil.

18 Unique Designer Staircases

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A set of Japanese "tansu" stairs add extra storage space.

Inside a Tiny House That Actually Has Room for Guests

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The winding 16th-century staircase leads to the second floor guest room.

This 500-Year-Old English Farmhouse Is the Ultimate in Cozy Elegance

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The Scandinavian staircase was totally rebuilt in a style adapted from other cottages in the area, with cutout railings — the typical country interpretation of more elaborate carved and turned balusters.

This Home Will Convince You to Decorate Swedish-Style

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Cover the stairs with a dramatic faux fur runner.

Inside a Home That's Not Afraid of the Dark

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The staircase becomes a graphic installation with patterned tiles.

This California Home Proves the Power of Pattern

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The original staircase got a colorful update with Benjamin Moore's Brookside Moss and Safety Black.

A Fifth-Generation Family Estate Simply Bursting With Color

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Tony Duquette's Ghost Snail lamp adds a glow beneath the oak-and-bronze staircase.

A Manhattan Loft Transformed into a Wonderland

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Custom brass and black railings in the stairwell make traditional newel posts glamorous.

Serenity Pairs With Artistry in This Boston Townhouse

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If you're lucky enough to have open floorspace under the stairs, reclaim it by creating a cozy nook.

7 Small-Space Spots You're Forgetting to Decorate

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Pair a slightly neon shade of blue with weathered wood, you can practically smell the invigorating sea air.

An Ode to the Color Blue

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Use one good piece to anchor a room.

8 Style Rules From the "First Couple" of Decor

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"It is a showcase of cool, contemporary design that completely defies the norms of a domestic interior environment," says Max Slaught, a rental agent at Domus Nova.

Color Lovers: Would You Live In This Quirky Rainbow House?

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Stairway - Vintage license plates add pops of color to the staircase that leads to the loft area.

This Texas Barn Is Everything We Ever Wanted in a House

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Vintage Chest Next to Stairway #californiahomes

Inside a Stylish, But Still Kid-Friendly, LA Home

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A California Beach House

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A California Beach House

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Upstairs Hallway

An Airy, Caribbean-Inspired House

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The walls are covered in Carleton V's Plantation and trimmed in Benjamin Moore's Mayonnaise. Sisal runner, Stark

A Colorful and Whimsical Palm Beach House

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When Couples Clash on Decor

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rainbow-colored spiral staircase is one of the home’s focal points.

Color Lovers: Would You Live In This Quirky Rainbow House?

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A Dreamy White House

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Traditionalist Foyer

How To Decorate With Black-and-White

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