The oak staircase, which leads from the grand foyer, features handcrafted newel posts and white-painted spindles and risers. "I like the break in the tread and the riser," says Kelly. "It creates a lighter look."
Leading up from the vast foyer, for example, the staircase was inspired by southern United States colonial homes from the 1930s. “You can’t find newel posts like that anymore,” says Kelly. “We did a lot of research, found this profile and had them custom turned for this home.”
Given the house’s grand proportions and impressive architectural bones, Kelly had to ensure that the overall aesthetic seemed approachable – not too formal or fussy – and able to sustain a laidback West Coast lifestyle.