A simple and stylish way to make the staircase look simple yet chic and eye-catching is to use contrasts. In this case, for example, the wooden stairs sit on a crisp white background and the metal guardrail with wooden handrail frame them beautifully.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Modern Handrail Designs That Make The Staircase Stand Out

Why haven't these come to USA?  U see them in Europe, all over the place...

Linden Hills Contemporary - contemporary - staircase - minneapolis - by Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture

Modern stairs in Elegant dream home in Sao Paulo by Pupo Gaspar Arquitetura

Residencia DF is located in São Paulo, Brazil and was designed by Pupo Gaspar Arquitetura. The home is all warm elegance, with rich woods and earthy colors all around. Photos courtesy of Pupo Gaspar Arquitetura

love this contemporary vibe - I've never seen a staircase spindle like this one.   http://www.houzz.com/photos/654348/Staircase-contemporary-staircase-san-francisco

Staircase - contemporary - staircase - san francisco - by Jeff King & Company. Love the spindles

metal stair railings staircase in Staircase Farmhouse with metal railing black…

metal stair railings staircase in Staircase Farmhouse with metal railing black railing (basement stairs?

Sleek clean Handrail detail | Miyahara architects | Why not check out @componance australia FB-02 handrail brackets to complete the same look and feel! I FB-02 Wall Mounted Handrail Bracket Design I

TN House / Miyahara Architect Office

Entryway table and vase with branches

Before and After: An Incredibly Crisp California Redesign