When it comes to stare-worthy staircases, HGTV features southwestern steps with a fiery flare on an otherwise traditional white and wood staircase. Taking these staircases to new heights are painted tile risers, stone, terra cotta, mahogany or knotted wood and bands of hand-made Mexican design elements.
Houzz showcases a number of staircase renovations, many of which incorporate the unique materials, patterns and colors of the southwest. From stained treads designed to match hardwood flooring to Aztec carpet draped over tribal prints, southwestern staircases draw inspiration from family lineage, artifacts and historical settings.
For example, in a featured renovation in Arizona, the original wrought iron handrail was uncovered beneath a layer of wood framing and plaster. Original arches were restored to their unique proportions, and Saltillo tiles (which had been added) were removed to expose the red stained concrete steps. For a mountain home in Albuquerque, a dark wooden staircase accented stucco and textured designs, which is proof that a simple design can harness a southwestern flare. Yet, contrast is a critical element. As such, imagine wood stairs leading down to a basement having the same natural hickory wood flooring as the main level of a home, while stair railings are painted a dark resin stain. For added appeal, picture large newel posts with oversized, embellished caps.
Perhaps you’re planning a renovation for your private residence, and you’d like to accentuate the Spanish colonial architecture in your home with a southwestern staircase. Suppose you’d like to channel a villa-inspired staircase with bold art and vibrant colored tiles in sequence on each stair inlay. In turn, maybe you are hoping to add a bit of southwestern style to a contemporary inner-city loft. The good news regarding the beautiful, contrasting designs of the southwest is that they can be incorporated alongside existing elements. Best of all, imperfections are embraced in this rustic design style.
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The team of expert craftsman at Southern Staircase | Artistic Stairs specializes in wood and steel stair carriages for southwestern staircases, offering clients numerous balustrades in limitless finishes. For this highly versatile staircase, we customize balustrades with hand-forged iron, glass, stainless steel, cable rail, wood and metal. We also capitalize on the unique patterns, colors, form and composition that make this staircase design flourish.
Are you inspired? Do you have a vision for a southwestern staircase? Our industry-leading design team can turn your vision into reality. Call Southern Staircase | Artistic Stairs today!
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