ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL: INTRICATE STAIRWAYS

I have always been fascinated with architecture. Of course, modernism is my favorite. However, with that said, I have come to appreciate that within the realm of these impressive, massive, as well as dominant objects called structures, there are smaller architectural details that can be considered complex additions. One of the reasons why I prefer to use the word intricate when dealing with stairways is because even though they are considered an add-on to get to another level, I prefer to define them as the ultimate must-have enhancement within an interior, as well as pleasing to the eyes.

Stairways can be designed in a variety of styles, sizes, shapes, finishes, materials, and so forth because the possibilities for comprising such complex forms is all about personal preference.

With me being a Modern chick, I prefer the not so typical. Yes, I am a bit extreme and over-the-top, but I am obsessed with objects that give way to an immediate wow factor and automatically becomes a piece of art within itself, which is things that I enjoy looking at daily. The design world is an evolving environment, and there is no limit as far as design. Moreover, when it comes to deciding upon the perfect stairway, I can understand if one’s mind becomes blank. Do research and make sure that when focusing on a significant architectural detail such as a stairway, the result is what you have envisioned because once in place it will become an extraordinarily unique intricate detail.

Design Tip: The surrounding space within the stairway area should give way to contrasting walls, unique decorative objects, beautiful furnishings, along with one-of-a-kind lighting that will shine down on what is considered a definite wow factor.

Safety Tip: Remember when designing the perfect stairway within your home; make sure all safety precautions are in place.

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Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules!