At Noble Forge we are always open to collaborating with other artists and builders on projects. We shared with you the amazing Occidental gate project we worked on with Heather McLarty. Recently, we were asked to work with a construction company and glass artist to create a staircase for a beautiful home in Santa Monica, California.
The home is Spanish Colonial style, which features curves and arches, stucco exterior, balconies and painted accent tiles. Terra cotta was used for both the roof and entryway. Painted tiles accent both the exterior and interior of the house, creating a flow when transitioning from walkway to home entry.
Once in the home, the ornamental staircase sits prominently in the entryway. Our Artist Blacksmith, Phillip Bowling, was provided with glass bottle bottoms in various cool colors, which he then incorporated into the ornamental ironwork design of the staircase. The staircase is set against light blond wooden floors and rich cherry brunette wooden doors and molding. Each stair features painted tiles, some that match those used in the exterior design of the house, others are of various multi-colored designs.
All of these elements came together to create a one-of-a-kind showcase staircase, which is both playful and stunning at the same time. The staircase is in balance when considering the elements of Feng Shui. In Feng Shui, it is recommended that each room of a home include at least three of the five elements; wood, fire, earth, metal and water. In this instance, the staircase area is composed wooden doors and floors, an ornamental metal staircase, glass accent pieces, which represent water, and tiles which represent earth.
Noble Forge takes great pride in the work we do and we were thrilled to be a part of yet another exciting project. We hope the home’s owners enjoy every step they take!