We recently received photos and information about the tailor-made Fontanot staircase connecting the two floors of the new Scavolini flagship store in the Soho district of New York at West Broadway 429, one of the most prestigious addresses in Manhattan. Here is an excerpt from the press release we were sent: Inside the brand-new store, the Fontanot staircase, designed by the American architectural studio Space Architects, brings together two highly versatile materials: steel and glass. Each tread is made up of four 10-mm layers of Madras crystal separated by a red film that creates a play of color with a beautiful visual effect. The railings, also in crystal, are embellished with a stainless steel handrail.
The treads of the Fontanot staircase could be also an unusual meeting place where managers, artists, design enthusiasts and lovers of Made in Italy stopped to chat. Scavolini and Fontanot, two of the biggest names in Italian quality, have joined forces to export the design and uniqueness of products created by the unbeatable Italian genius. Just like the famous Scavolini kitchens, Fontanot staircases are a blend of tradition and innovation that not only satisfy your functional requirements, but also allow you to furnish your home with a very personal style.
We now turn to top design bloggers such as Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, who has decorated her kitchen shelving with an array of pastel dishware. Don’t be afraid to mix function and style when it comes to your decorative shelves. Put useful items on display, but arrange them artfully. If the shelving is purely decorative, choose pieces carefully. Be selective, as this gives your shelves a curated, artful look, as shown by this DIY hoop shelf from A Beautiful Mess.
Create height with items such as plants, artwork and books. Alternate taller pieces with shorter items such as peite vases, as shown below in the A Beautiful Mess studio living room. Not sure where to start? Choose a cohesive look and go for it! The next shelf vignette featured at Emily Henderson showcases a “Desert New Age” style, which welcomes earthy tones, tribal patterns, succulents and mineral specimens, among other pieces. In fact, in the next image we see the exact same shelf, this time styled to create a Playful Scholar look featuring neutral, masculine colors. Note special touches such as a globe and a bust displayed in a cloche. Incorporate a few unique conversation pieces into your shelving display for added interest.