Going up…STAIRS!

So lately I’ve become a little enamored with modern stairways.  I’ve been noticing that a lot of designers and builders are straying from traditional wooden spindles and banisters and replacing them with new materials such as wire, steel rods, creative iron shapes, and even glass.  Take a look…

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Steel rods look amazing in this space and are a surprising detour from wooden spindles.

 

My friend, Jenny Hoffman, designed this home and used cables for the stairwell to create a clean, modern look in this home she built.

My friend, Jenny Hoffman, designed this home in Durham, NC and used wire cables for the stairwell to create a clean, modern look.  Clearly everyone agrees it was an amazing look because this home sold is less than a day!

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A fresh, modern take on spindles. Love how simple, but creative this look is.

A fresh, modern take on spindles. Love how simple, but creative this look is.

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This is probably not for everyone, but wow…it is a show stopper.

I am in LOVE!  We have a traditional stairway in our home, but would love any of these modern takes on the stairwell.  What about you?  Do you have a favorite?

Another idea — if you don’t have the desire or budget to replace your entire banister turn to paint.  You can use black or perhaps a dark blue to create new look.  Think outside the box of plain wood or white.  Need more ideas?  Head over to our Pinterest board entitled, STAIRS where I’ve pinned dozens of examples of cool, modern stairwells!  Are you following us on Instagram?  We are sharing lots of other tips and ideas there (@goldenrodplaceinteriors) and on our Facebook page.  Subscribe y’all!

Have a great week!

xo ~Maria