Eight homes with characterful floating staircases that appear to defy gravity

A staircase with an in-built swing and a metal structure hung from a ceiling are among the eight floating staircases featured in our latest lookbook.

A floating staircase is a flight of stairs that appears to defy gravity. They often cantilever from one wall to create overhanging steps that jut outwards and look as if they are suspended in mid-air.

They often have open risers, which means that the treads are not connected but might be attached by central stringers.

From a granite house in Spain to a light-filled home in Canada, here are eight residential interiors that feature floating staircases in their designs.

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