The Zinc HouseContemporary Staircase, Hampshire
Photo: Martin Gardner- http://www.spacialimages.com
Architect: OB Architecture - http://obarchitecture.co.uk
A contemporary, airy beautiful space set close to the sea in the New Forest
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Keep it simple – but sophisticated These stairs seem to float over this soft backlighting. The warmth and natural grain of the wood is brought out beautifully by the lighting.
Make it floatThe uplighting here creates an illuminated area that prevents the eye from fully seeing where the wall ends and the stairs begin. It gives the impression of a floating staircase on a cushion of light and is testimony to the visual power of concealed lighting.TELL US…Do you have any concealed lighting in your home? Please share a photo in the Comments below.
4 Grain and textureCelebrating the grain and texture of wood is no longer the preserve of country-style homes. From rough-hewn pieces warming up slick schemes to smooth, waxed planks set against pure-white backgrounds, timber can play a starring role in any style of home. Designers are increasingly playing with grain to highlight it in exciting ways. Spotted at TentCurley Burrows hand-carves the grain in her furniture to accentuate it, while Lee Borthwick makes Grain chopping boards with the contours of the grain burnt into thin lines reminiscent of an Ordnance Survey map.Learn how to introduce raw texture in the right way