I love how they made the very formal chairs fun by the way they upholstered them; the black stone baseboards against the white walls, the the sweeping victorian staircase the checkered marble floor. Foyer without the staircase facing the front door.
The bookshelves underneath the reading nook pull out like a drawer to reveal more storage. The door to the left leads to a secret hideout for the kids. The door on the right leads to the powder room. Farmhouse Staircase by JWT Associates