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10 Spiral Staircases We Love

by Grace Bonney


Is there anything more fun in a home than a spiral staircase? Aside from a firefighter’s pole or slide, I can’t imagine a more whimsical way to get from one floor to another than a spiral staircase that’s got some panache. Whether it’s ombre rainbow paint, colorful carpet or a bold wallpaper, these 10 spiral staircases take an often overlooked place (stairways) and turn them into one of the major focal points of the home. I hope you’ll enjoy these 10 staircases as much as I do. They make me want to rethink our aging staircase and embrace something a little bolder. xo, grace

Image above:  and we can’t get over this incredible spiral staircase. Story by Jordan Kushins.


Julia Rothman’s Nethercote wallpaper and a bold, blue carpet give Mimi and Brenden’s staircase a colorful and cozy feel. 


Orlando Soria’s condo makeover included this modern metal staircase that provides a nice pop of black against the room’s gold and neutral palette.


This Australian home has a modern spin on spiral staircases in a narrow frame, offset by rich red hardwood.


Juliet’s home features an industrial spiral staircase with a rope railing that adds a nice bit of texture and contrast against the steel.


Di Overton’s home has a dramatic antique steel spiral staircase painted white.


Artist Lizzy Janssen’s Philadelphia home has a wood and metal spiral staircase that echoes the salvage wood ceilings.


Courtney’s Canadian home features a narrow Victorian steel staircase that suits her home’s studio feel.


Designer Ed Roth’s Brooklyn home has a steel staircase with angular details that offset the spiral shape.


Kimberly and John’s home has a steel and wood staircase accented by black and white frames.

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  • Love the look of spiral staircases; they add such a drastic flair to a space and they conserve space as well. A win, win situation if you ask me. The all metal or metal with wood staircases are my favorite, there is something so classic about that look.

  • I recognize the “Courtney” staircase; my parents installed one of the same design back in the early 1980s (although ours goes in the other direction). They’re manufactured by Steptoe & Wife in Toronto:

  • I really like your first stair because it is so colorful. It is made of iron. Iron stairs are stronger than other stairs. I am not saying other stairs are bad, i am saying it is battered then other and i like it.

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