A grand staircase is the perfect entrance to a building-either commercial, redential, retail or hospitality. The stair can show of the detail and precision that the architect, designer and/or craftsman had in mind with exquisite skill. The details of joints, proportions, scale and complexity set a tone for the space and/or building and are often one of the most memorable features. As a child I loved coming down the staircase in my home to show off my dress and party attire and loved the whole movement donw the stairs. I loved the idea of photographing family and friends at my balustrade so I coudl see everyones faces and glimpese into what they were wearing. Picture yourself walking down each of these to adress a crowd or give your first glimpse to a new date.
Always remember to detail your stairs to perfection, become best friends with your structural engineer and craftsman and always think of how the surfaces will be touched or seen. Consider, stone, wood, tile, glass, metal… almost any material can become a staircase if you let your imagination free. Do you have any other inspiring staircase images? I would love to see them.