Staircases + Landings Pictures From HGTV Smart Home 2020

The staircases and landings in the HGTV Smart Home 2020 are more than just a way to get from one story to another. They are filled with art and decor elements that help make this home a showstopper.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Step This Way

The home’s main stairwell sits between the foyer and great room. Going up will take you to the bedrooms and going down leads to the basement game room.

Stylish Stair Runner

The black-and-white carpet runner on the staircase is made from 100% New Zealand wool, so not only does it look nice, it feels soft underfoot and it prevents falls. “The carpet runner helps with safety, so you’re not walking on the hardwood itself,” says build manager Scott Branscom.

Easily Accessible

This view showing parts of the great room, kitchen and breakfast nook illustrates how the location of the staircases makes all levels of the home easily accessible from the main living areas.

In Keeping With the Color Scheme

The staircase coordinates with the home’s black-and-white color palette. Black balusters are sandwiched between white newel posts and bannisters while the white treads and risers are covered in a black/gray wool runner.

Natural Light

The landing in between the first and second floors is outfitted with a set of benches under two large windows. In the evening when the stairwell is not lit with natural light, a vintage-inspired chandelier with leaded-glass reflectors illuminates each step.

Second-Floor View

The upstairs landing is well lit thanks to the double windows in the stairwell. A three-dimensional gallery wall and a vintage-inspired chandelier add tons of personality to this staircase.

Industrial Meets Vintage

This eye-catching light fixture has angled arms holding candelabras with reflective seeded-glass discs reminiscent of a pre-electric chandelier. It may be vintage inspired, but its black-metal finish and clean lines make it totally 21st-century modern-industrial design.

Three-Dimensional Gallery Wall

Designer Tiffany Brooks mixed black-and-white photos of downtown Pittsburgh with sculptural elements to create a chic yet somewhat whimsical art display.

Between Floors

This downward look at the landing between the first and second floors shows the seating area below the generously sized windows.

Have a Seat

A pair of upholstered ottomans with round ball legs and coordinating bolster pillows offers a spot to sit and take a call or daydream out the large window.

Craftsman Style

The staircase’s design continues the home’s industrial-Craftsman style. The recessed-paneled newel posts and skirtboards with traditional molding feel very Craftsman-esque, while the straight-lined black balusters and wool runner give the staircase a modern-industrial flair.

Coordinated Look

The main floor landing is open to the great room and kitchen with the breakfast nook just beyond.

Additional Landing

Framed black-and-white abstract art and a potted fiddle-leaf fig plant decorate the landing in between the main level and the basement game room.

Wall-to-Wall Carpet

From the basement level up to the first floor, the stairs are fully covered wall-to-wall with the same black-and-white carpet used for the runner from the first to the second floor.