Some of the more head-scratching design spaces are where two levels meet: the stairwell. Here are 6 designer and artist ideas to get some creative juices flowing. The stairwell above, featured on Elle Decor, shows not just your typical gallery wall- these photos are floor to ceiling, featuring 1,000 of the homeowners' favorites.
Designer Patti Silverman used the same gallery art idea, except used a collection of vintage mirrors with intricate detailing as the artistic element in this staircase, seen at Country Living.
Artist Jason Mecier created this "Pencil Vania" home using pencils- a lot of pencils. While this may not be a practical design solution for our stairwells, the artistic work is just stunning.
Here's a stairwell that will keep all three of my little girls entranced! Designed by Slade Architecture, the Barbie store in Shanghai features 800 Barbie dolls in the same Barbie pink. (via thedot creative)
Space limitations and a book hoarding obsession are artistic catalysts, and problems are solved when your stairwell is lined with book shelves... and books. Designed by Levitate Architects, via thedot creative.
New York University's Department of Philosophy boasts a unique type of stairwell wall art. The play of light through special window film paints rainbows of color along the walls of the stairwell, making it a unique trip from each level, each time. By designer Steven Holl, found via Yanko Design.