After thinking about the stairs a little, I thought about the HGTV green House this year. Remember the beautiful glass in the staircase? I did! I would love to add something similar to this to the stairway. Possibly starfish instead? I love the glass idea though.The big difference in my stairwell is that there is not a window in the stair case, so there is no natural light. I think that is what makes the glass pop so well in these images.
Thanks for the inspiration HGTV!