A stark white banister looks fresh and chic when paired with a graphic black and white stair runner. Contemporary art gives this staircase a modern, stylish look.
The stunning trompe l'oeil effect of this painting adds dimension and depth to this narrow walkway, making it appear larger. Simple, chrome sconces don't distract from the art, but give off just enough light to enjoy it.
Alex Ray, of Five Senses Art Consultancy, was inspired to illustrate a move away from technology back to the basics of communication through an installation of hand-cast bronze letters and ancient symbols, as seen at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. An overhead view from the staircase shows the letters tumbling down a white wall where dark brown hardwood floors are accented by a yellow carpet runner.
Leaded glass French doors in the dining room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 open to reveal a private garden.
Art consultant Alex Ray selected a photograph of Antonio Canova's Neoclassical sculpture of Psyche and Cupid at the Louvre as the centerpiece of "An Ode to Innocence," the private courtyard at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Ray showcases the photo in a weatherproofed light box that doubles as a lighting source at night. Landscape architect Frank Eddy added floating peonies in the shallow pool to add to the romance of the setting.