20 Stunning Staircases

20 Stunning Staircases

Now that we finally installed a chandelier in our foyer, I’d like to spruce up the rest of the entryway and staircase a bit. I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to take with it. So I decided to collect some pin worthy staircase inspiration.  Let’s start with some gorgeous and rather unique railings and spindles!

Iron scroll staircase


The Enchanted Home

The iron scroll work wrapping around the front pillar makes the staircase extra special. 

This next tree inspired staircase is from Will Smith’s Malibu home.


Architectural Digest

I love the organic feel of this tree railing. Notice the roots?!


Renaissance Iron – Artist Rick Sgrillo

These boat cleat and rope spindles would be perfect for a seaside cottage!

rope and cleat stair

Beautiful iron scrollwork and an amazing picture wall completes the tall space.




High Street Market

Mural staircase

Style Me Pretty

scroll railing

The Cinderella Project

This staircase is from the Spelling mansion. Imagine walking down those as your prom date waiting below!


Yahoo Real Estate

Fun Staircases

My kids are begging me to install this! It does look fun doesn’t it?



slide staircase

Fresh Home

Staircases with Storage

These staircases use unique and creative ways to maximize storage!

Storage Staircase

Derbia Furniture

drawer staircase

Architectural Blog via tumblr


Coastal Living

bookcase stairway

Yahoo Real Estate

Staircases with Moldings

As much as I love all those swoon-worthy stairs, these staircases are more of what I’m leaning toward (and can afford!).  Kate from Centsational Girl transformed her staircase from blah to wow! You’ll have to see her before picture, which is essentially identical to my current stairs.






Centsational Girl

I love how the walls are dressed up with architectural details.

staircase with detailed moldings



Sweet-Somethings via tumblr

I’m absolutely in love with this grid board and batten wall!

staircase with grid board and batten

House of Turquoise

Coastal living Staircase

Coastal Living

Staircase Runners

And if you want wood stairs but like the quietness of carpet, then staircase runners are a good option.

Zebra Staircase

Classic Casual Home

sisal stair runner Lucyina Moodie

The Red Chair Blog

Which staircase is your favorite? Which would work for your home? I hope you enjoyed these 20 stunning staircases and got some good pins from them!

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  1. Beautiful inspiration! can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  2. Some of these are so beautiful! They’re like fairy tale staircases. LOL

  3. Those are some beautiful staircases you’ve got there! Love those – very inspiring. We have one floor, but I’d love to do something like that if I DID have some!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  4. What FUN stairs!! I like Will Smith’s 🙂 We have traditional wooden handrails & I HATE them as the boys keep chipping them lugging all their gear & stuff upstairs & have even broken one of the spindals off…how? I have no idea, they’re boys! Thankfully, Jeff was able to fix it, but I would definitely prefer wrought iron! I do LOVE pictures going up the stairs. I have collages going up mine 🙂

    • I’d love to do a picture gallery some day too. It is amazing how boys can destroy a house!! lol.90% of all my lamps in my home my boys have knocked over and broken. Still love ’em though!!

  5. Love your blog! So many great ideas! I would love to have an invite to Pinterest, thanks!

    • Thank you Sherry! I would love to send you an invite but I need your email address. You can send it to me or simply activate your Blogger account so that your email is made visible when I click your name. You can do that in your Blogger profile settings. 🙂

  6. hello,Kim!
    What a wonderful blog u have!!! 😉
    i’m portuguese but living in Ireland since a month ago :)(sorry about my bad english-lol).And yes,i would b delighted if u could send me an invite to Pinterest ;D
    ty very much!!kisses…
    PS:i’m already a subscriber of ypur blog 😉

  7. Who wouldn’t want to do a pretend Cinderella at midnight run on some of those fairy-tale staircases? Maybe it’s having kids, but my faves are the spiral one with slide and the storage ones. Gorgeous pics! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kim-
    What a gorgeous group of inspiration pics you’ve put together! We redid our stairs last year using an espresso stain and they turned out SO gorgeous!! It was a lot of work, but SO worth it!! It changed the whole feel of our house. I’ve got all my tips, how to’s, and of course pics on my blog if you want to check it out http://www.engineeringlifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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