Say it with Stairs: 7 Staircases with a Message

Say it with Stairs: 7 Staircases with a Message

Nancy Mitchell
Apr 23, 2015
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If you are unable to either fly or levitate, a staircase is a great way to get from one level of your home to another. But a staircase is also, it turns out, a great place to spell out a message, be it on the treads or on the risers. These staircases all have a little something to say, which is sure to make ascending to the second floor a more contemplative experience.

Above: Led Zeppelin lyrics are especially appropriate for a staircase, as seen in Penny, Petra & Sydney's Santa Barbara home.

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An inspiring (perhaps) message on the stairs of Singapore restaurant &MADE, spotted on Retail Design Blog.

(Image credit: Caperace)

Pretty straightforward, and entirely appropriate. From Caperace.

(Image credit: Mi Casa es Feng)

True. I bet this staircase mural took a lot of work. Spottted on Mi Casa es Feng.

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The message on the risers of this French home is a quote from Ce que je crois by Louis Pauwels. Spotted on Style Me Pretty.

(Image credit: Olson Kundig Architects)

For those who don't like to sleep much, or who just enjoy being reminded of their own mortality, there's this message from a home by Olson Kundig Architects, via Apartment Therapy.

And finally, from Houston Lifestyles & Homes, here's a clever idea for people who change their minds a lot... chalkboard paint on the stairs! (On the risers of course, on the treads might create a serious safety hazard. Also, chalk on your feet.) This way, you can change stairs as often as you change mantras.

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