Here’s a unique idea for adding a note of exotica to the stairway: stair risers tiled or stenciled in contrasting and complimentary patterns. Look to these five examples for inspiration:
Above: A project in Los Angeles by Lascaux Tile Company.
Above: Stair risers stenciled to mimic the look of tiles at Peacock Pavilions in Morocco. For another example of creative stenciling, see DIY Dramatic Floor Stencils.
Above: A curved staircase with tiled risers by Latin Accents Tile Company. Enjoy vibrant colors? If so, visit Rhapsody in Blue: Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech.
Above: A grand staircase in a St. Simons Island house by architect Thad Truett. See more elegant staircases here.
Above: Another stairwell painted to resemble tiles from Arathi Jayaram on Pinterest.
Looking for more staircases to inspire? Sift through Remodelista‘s Room Gallery for ideas.