Eric Rothman, design director and general manager at HammerSmith, in Decatur, Ga., says that stairs are one of the best opportunities to add an architectural or sculptural element to a project.
“They are about movement and how you go from one space to the next — the connection. There is a lot of drama inherent with a staircase,” he says. “If you only design a staircase to move from point A to point B, you’ve blown it. Whatever the style and character of a house — craftsman, bungalow, modern —