9 Crazy Cool Staircases Worth the Climb
Home is definitely where the heart is. A lot of love goes into the details of making it feel just like YOUR home, from the adorable front doors to utilizing every teeny tiny space. But what about those stairs? Usually the first thing your guests see, the stairs should be an introduction to your style and set the scene for your entire home. These nine sets of sweet walking wonders take statement stairs to a whole other level. So step right up, because we have something that’ll surely cause some serious staircase envy.
1. Rainbow Spiral Staircase: Nothing brightens up a home like every color of the rainbow. Take hues from this London-based home’s staircase designed by Ab Rogers. It’ll be hard to not smile with every step you take. (Photo via John Short)
2. Storage Stairs: Don’t just think of stairs as, well, stairs. You can make them into truly anything you want. Storage? Shelves? Desk? Whatever floats your boat works in the world of steps. (Photo via Mieke Meijer)
3. Spinal Staircase: Yes, you read that right. This staircase created by Philip Watts is located in Northampton, England and is a replica of the human spinal cord. Baby got back. (Photo via Philip Watts Design)
4. Floating Stairs: Belgians know funky, modern staircases (along with really great chocolate and beer). You’ll feel like you’re walking on air with this set of floating red steps. (Photo via Tom Janssens)
5. Lighted Stairs: Dubbed the Orange House, this private residence located in Turkey is every color-lovers’ dream come vividly true. The staircase lights up the household in a bold, unique way. (Photo via Yazgan Design)
6. Playground Stairs: Slides are the new stairs, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Take inspiration from this East Village Penthouse designed by Turett Architect, and your inner child will thank you. (Photo via Turett Architect)
8. Curved Geometric Stairs: The SDM Apartments located in Mumbai, India are the brain child of Arquitectura en Movimiento. Each two-story apartment features a modern, geometric staircase, which becomes the focal point of each humble abode. (Photo via Arquitectura en Movimiento)
9. Bookshelf Stairs: Okay, while not your standard definition of stairs, this set at the Panorama House in Korea is worth changing your preconceived notions. Designed by architect Moon Shoon, this wooden slide paired with lots o’ bookshelves is creating a new staircase norm. (Photo via Namgoong Sun)
What’s the coolest set of stairs you’ve seen lately? Tell us in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)