10 Floating Staircases for Cloud Nine Design

Open up your home with floating stairs. While this style typically favors a modern design, they can be used in almost any setting.
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March 23, 2015
By: Lauren Harris

Photo By: Robert B McCue II

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Geoffrey Hodgdon ©2009, Geoffreyhodgdon

Walking on Water

This staircase from HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms winds through the foyer of the Acqua Liana Estate in Palm Beach County, Fla.

Walking on Water

Seen through glass windows at the back of the home, the Acqua Liana Estate glass stairs serve as a functional walkway and spectacular work of art.


DIY Network's 2013 Blog Cabin entryway features a bamboo switchback staircase.



This airy, contemporary entrance is lit by several chic wall sconces and features a dark brown wood floor and floating stairs. Psychedelic, multi-colored artwork adds a pop of color to a minimal space. Design by Lori Dennis


These glass stairs allow light to stream in from the atrium windows. Design by Madelyn Simon


This view of the glass stairs shows they are clear from the side but are opaque from the bottom looking up for a bit of privacy. Design by Madelyn Simon


Design by Andreas Charalambous

Clean Lines

A common trend in her design, designer Linda McDougald has brought together old world style and modern architectural elements.


This staircase is used to divide the living room from the the dining room without making the space feel choppy. Design by Pepe Calderin

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