Foyer - Stairway

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You can make a grand statement with the foyer. Whether big or small, using the right decor can make this part of your home stand out.


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Stairway Trends

Stairway Trends That are a Step Up

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Today's design-conscious homeowners are using stairways for more than just moving between floors. Whether tucked away or a central focal point, stairways offer an array of possibilities. Materials, design, and function make all the difference in new stairways.  

As a general rule, floors and stairs should match. Carpet goes with carpet, and wood goes with wood.

The looks of the past and present might be the same: a sweeping oak staircase that winds luxuriously from the home foyer to a second-floor makes an elegant, yet grand statement. An L-shaped stairway made of rough-hewn timber and fabricated steel sends a more contemporary message; while a compact spiral stairway adds a touch style to a small space. But stairways are inherently practical -- and the latest trends take full advantage of stairs' potential.

Form Follows Function with Stairways

Modern stairways look great and work harder than ever. In modest homes, that can mean using stairs -- and the dead space under each tread -- for storage. Shallow drawers can be added to maximize space. And modern styling makes them virtually undetectable.  
Storage can be had behind stairways in the form of a closet; in a home's foyer, the space behind stairs is also a great place to put a bench and coat hangers or a dog bed.  

Stairways Play with Light and Space

When storage isn't a concern, the option of open-backed stairs can be attractive, especially if you seek optimize the light in your living space. Closed-backed stairs, however, provide a level of safety and comfort that might override any design preferences, especially if you have young children or older adults in the house.

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Foyer Design Ideas

Foyer - Hallway Ideas from HGTV
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Foyer Room Furniture

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Furniture Ideas Shopping
view lexington online catalogs shop home living
view lexington online brands shop eBay
see living room plan shop home furniture
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Picture Frames

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Display Your Photos Paintine - Posters - Art Shopping oil paintings shop home decor posters shop eBay
pictureframes paintings: from art broker shop home centers
  art prints shop classified - yellow pages
  wall murals  
  customize your art view consumer reports

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Bookcases and Shelving

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Bookcases Custom Shelving Shopping
bookcase galore smartfurniture modular shop home living
broyhill acrylic shelving shop eBay
hooker furniture shelving guides for books shop home centers
joliet cherry   shop classified - yellow pages
from find shelf building contractor  
habersham wellington yellow pages: contractors view consumer reports
maine cottage shaped-colored    
guy chaddock old world    
bob timberlake    

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Stairway and Railings

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View Ideas Shopping
stair treads in oak / maple shop home centers
iron / wood / spiral stairways shop classified - yellow pages
stairworld photo album  
rail parts and stairways  
custom curve / spiral stairway  
view stair railing types  
taney stair corp  
iron railings  
ornamental 2nd floor iron  

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