Staircases are primarily functional. They get us from from lower level to upper level. At McNally Joinery, staircases are so much more.
In a recent project, we created a staircase which truly is the centre piece of the home. It is a standalone staircase, not fitted along any wall, which gives it a real presence. The customer selected a closed string staircase fully enclosing the steps and riser from the side. We love the accentuated classic curve it creates, eliminating all excess straight lines. The curved handrail flows into a hand carved scroll at the bottom of the staircase and turned spindles with tulip design complete the look with a soft rounded turning.
Depending on your path to the staircase, each angle presents a different perspective: Looking up, there is a playful piano effect with cream risers and Iroko treads stained with ebony. The underside of the staircase is beautifully curved with neat plasterwork. Looking down from the landing, the ebony treads contrast against the cream spindles.
Functionally, the underside of the staircase acts as a feature wall sheltering the hall area while also dividing the space between the entrance hall and the open dining area.
To discuss your dream staircase, come visit our showroom at Walshestown, Lusk, Co. Dublin.