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Monday, April 12, 2010

Inspiration Mondays - Stairs

Staircase  -  a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. ...

                   Who knew that stairs came in so many options?

 I have lived in enough small spaces that I appreciate furniture that serves a double purpose and makes sure that no space goes unwasted. I  have thousands of books, so am always happy to find alternative places to store them. Extra storage in general is a good thing! Check out some of these innovations and inspirations.
                                                               I want this!!

This is clever, I never have enough room for all my shoes!

This is great use of space as well

I love this one  

This one is my own, never used, still in storage

More stair tread storage

Great use of small space

This staircase is featured on Desperate Housewives. I love it so much, I took a picture of my TV screen

And then of course there are stairs that make a statement:
                                                          Floating Stairs

Organic Stairs

Stairs in unusual places

Stairs to motivate you

Colourful Stairs

                                                    Furniture shaped like stairs

The "What to do with all those skateboards now that the boys have left home" stairs

Wonderfuly ornate stairs

FUN stairs!!!

And what about that small space under the stairs? Well if your inventive enough, you can live there.

The Bedroom

The Bathroom

The Kitchen

The office

The Lounge

The Bar

The Play Room
Now if all these pictures haven't got you really excited about stairs, then visit this site Stair Porn, it's all about stairs and nothing else. I never thought of stairs as eye candy before!
This post is linked to My Romantic Home Show and Tell Fridays


  1. Wow! I am a huge fan of stairs...I know dorky, right? I had a kitchen built under the stairs in a house I used to rent--I miss that place! It was a old carriage house on the grounds of an 1879 mansion....There was a HUGE and beautiful English garden complete with water features--ahh so nice! But I've since moved on....either way I hope you'll visit my new blog showcasing my new adventures in life and home decor!

  2. Wow! I do not have stairs in my home but these are really neat! If you have a moment stop by
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  3. The ornate spiral stairs looks totally awesome! I saw a similar concept on another blog, only with a huge glass pillar in the middle of the spiral staircase. It would have been a better idea if they turned that glass pillar into a vertical aquarium!

  4. I would have loved to see a fishtank going up the center of the stairs, what a cool idea. Probably be a bitch to clean it though :(

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