The new year usually motivates people to change things up, whether it be in their lifestyle or fashion choices. Home design, of course, is no exception. The arrival of a new year signals new trends for interior designers and style-savvy homeowners alike who are on the lookout for new ways to modify homes. Continue reading “Integrate 2018’s Interior Design Trends to Your Home”
Commercial staircases range from traditional to contemporary designs. They add value to a commercial property through their aesthetic design and functionality. Choosing the right staircase for your property is all about considering its material, design and type.
Wood and steel are some common materials used to make classic or modern commercial stairs. As for the type, there are many selections to choose from such as the popular straight staircase or the elegant curved or spiral staircase. Besides the materials and types of staircases, you can choose between a classic or modern design. Continue reading “Wood, Steel and Glass: Materials that Add Style to Commercial Staircases”
Today, we look into creating an industrial look for your establishment – with the stairs as your centrepiece.
While most interior design styles aim for a polished or refined air, industrial design dares to bare it all, sophisticatedly revealing what other styles conceal. This design surprises the eye with its unfinished look yet lures you in with its chic and cohesive mix of neutral tones, wood and metal surfaces, naked bricks and concrete and a dash of a vintage or rustic feel.
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Stairs can be classified into open risers or closed risers. Open riser staircases, also known as floating stairs, have a vertical space in between adjacent treads, while solid risers are the conventional option, in which there is a solid piece that encloses the stairs between the treads. Continue reading “The Rising Popularity of Open Riser Stairs”
A modern interior is all about the style and function. When it comes to stairways, architects and designers gun for a practical addition to your property while enhancing the beauty of your home.
Continue reading “The Elegance and Classic Charm of Separare Stairs”
Rustic design elements give any space unpretentious warmth.
Rustic designs embrace nature — inspired textures and muted, earthy hues that give the space a unique atmosphere of combined ruggedness and charm. Traditional rustic designs might appear a bit heavier as they incorporate dark-coloured elements as well as features that more discerning homeowners may now frown upon, such as authentic animal hide rugs. Rustic design, however, has evolved to become lighter, fresher and more grounded. The contemporary rustic style is now softer while still maintaining its genuine, nature-inspired appeal.
Continue reading “Rugged Charm: Additions that Up the Rustic Aesthetic in Homes”
One of the latest trends in interior design is all about stepping back. Interior designers used to bring in impressive visuals to a home to create an ambience that promotes relaxation. Now, cosiness is taking the opposite approach.
In the art of the cosy, primary design elements are taking a step back and assuming a background position, allowing occupants to live comfortably with enough space, both physically and visually. Dark coloured walls, neutral furniture, a timber staircase stained to provide a richer colour is what the art of cosy entails.
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Glass balustrades are a decorative architectural feature which also serve to keep people safe. This is best seen today in how they are utilised as a safety and decorative feature of staircases. Advances in glass manufacturing processes have meant that glass balustrades have the potential to add a sleek touch to a 21st-century home.
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The Functional Beauty of Free-Floating Staircases
The staircase is a striking architectural feature in your home, occupying a central and often highly visible position. In the past, traditional concealed staircases were common, but today the space created by a floating stair treads is in high demand. With their subtle design that gives an impression of being suspended in air, floating interior stairs add an artful dimension to the home.
What are floating staircases exactly? Floating staircases are designed so that they appear to “float” because there is nothing visible underneath. They run along either one wall or are freestanding. Floating staircases also do not have a “riser” between each step, meaning that you can see through its entire construction. Floating stairs showcase their materials to their best advantage, by putting clever uses of wood, steel or glass on display, sometimes in the very centre of the room. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, floating staircases make their work look light and easy, but in order to get them right, they require careful engineering and construction.
Here in NZ, we are the experts in floating staircase design and installation and are passionate about their possibilities. In case you’re considering a floating staircase in your own home, we’ve compiled 5 reasons why they make a wonderful choice. In our opinion, the newest architectural feats in staircase design offer both style and functionality.
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