Find Inspiration from London’s Best Staircases
Here at Input Joinery, we pride ourselves on our traditional joinery craftsmanship and dedication to creating a custom piece of work for all of our customers. Our bespoke staircases are no different. When working with us, it’s possible to design every aspect of your custom staircase from start to finish – which can seem daunting at first! We’ve taken a look at some of the most beautiful iconic staircases from across London and the finer details that are often overlooked, to provide our customers with inspiration for their own personalised staircase designs.
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Perhaps most surprisingly well-known for the Spice Girls’ video for their 1990s hit ‘Wannabe’, the staircase at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is a 19th century masterpiece that spans three floors, embroiled in a detailed tapestry carpet runner, gold leaf and intricate metalwork. This split staircase is framed by elaborate lighting rising out of the newel posts, highlighting the delicate spiralling metalwork on the balustrades.
Heal’s Furniture Store
The famous Cecil Brewer-designed spiral staircase in Heal’s furniture store on Tottenham Court Road has to be known as one of the most photographed staircases in London. Originally built in 1916 to lead visitors up to an art gallery, the staircase is now a piece of art in its own right, with its cascading chandelier down the centre and subtle but artistic balustrade.
The Courtauld Gallery in the iconic Somerset House is home to a beautiful cantilevered swirling staircase, with the bold blue ironwork standing out against the otherwise neutral tones of the room. The flowing wooden banister adorning the ironwork creates a smooth and continuous link between each level of the rising staircase.
Fortnum & Mason
The Fortnum & Mason store at Piccadilly features a staggeringly attractive spiral staircase as its centrepiece, built to celebrate the store’s 300th anniversary. The delicate entwined chrome balusters create a fluid look from ground floor all the way up and around the landings, with the chrome handrail following atop. The wide white and chrome staircase contrasts against the store’s bold red carpets, creating a perfect eye-catching statement piece.
The staircase at the Tate Britain gallery was recently refurbished and is now a stunning feature piece. The sweeping curve of the bespoke frosted glass balustrade which follows around from ground to first floor beautifully encapsulates the staircase, which provides a modern contrast with its white steps and black nosing, transitioning perfectly into the tiled flooring of the first floor.
The Ritz London
Finally, a truly iconic staircase at one of the most renowned venues in the world; the staircase at The Ritz is a masterpiece draped in a red tapestry runner. The ornate black and gold ironwork balustrade twists and contrasts on its way up the staircase. The bullnose steps at the base attracts attention to this grand staircase and allow the eye to be drawn upwards with the eye-catching reds, golds and blacks of both the runner and banister combination.
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If you’re thinking about a new bespoke staircase for your home, why not start by taking a look at one of our previous blogs which breaks down the most commonly used staircase terminology? If you’re still unsure about the design, size or style of staircase you want then get in touch with Input Joinery. We work with you from start to finish, with every aspect of your commissioned joinery project manufactured by our team to your specific requirements. Our custom hardwood staircases are built to last and create a statement piece for your home; let us use our traditional joinery craftsmanship expertise to help create your perfect bespoke staircase today.