House BloomsburyScandinavian Staircase, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
You need to consider year-round requirementsWhile natural daylight is a fantastic light source, your lighting designer will want to make sure your scheme works year round. Think about how a space is going to look and feel at 4pm on a November afternoon.Talk to your designer about how you’re going to make dark spaces feel warm and welcoming when there’s no natural daylight to support your artificial lighting sources.
Admire the anglesExposing the underside of this staircase has resulted in pleasing zigzags. The light and shadow on the white surface creates a decorative effect. Why not turn the space beneath into a reading nook from where you can enjoy the geometric splendour?
The sculptural aesthetic of the new staircase enhances the art gallery feel of the house, with natural light pouring in from above via a skylight – another new addition. ‘We wanted to use industrial material for the staircase. It’s actually constructed using folded metal sheets and we’ve used the same white oiled oak as the flooring on the treads and risers,’ says Andrew. ‘It’s a very artistic part of the house without being shouty,’ he says.