Staircases are essential, but are often overlooked by interior design services. However a custom staircase can make a huge difference to a home and if you want to create the ‘WOW’ factor, a custom staircase by Runa Novak is the way to do it.
The floating staircase in the original design does not work very well because you can see the detail
The backdrop of stained glass behind the staircase made everything appear dark and dated
The sconces chosen to match the stained glass were much too dark and barely visible
Runa replaced the stained glass with clear window glass
She stained the staircase black to show off the floating treads
She replaced the original metal railing with glass to keep the staircase open and create a sense of light and space
A metal modern stainless steel hand rail was added
Runa chose hand blown glass chain sconces to reflect light – they reminded her of icicles and were another way of bringing nature into the house
The end result is a beautiful modern elegant staircase that opens up the foyer and the stunning slope side view is visible through the open treads.