Lights integrated into stairs. Late at night, the stairs can be lit (and safe) without ruining your night vision with bright overhead lights. Would also be a great way to really highlight a gorgeous staircase.
Small CA backyard idea; Mosaic tile flooring continues from kitchen onto the outdoor living space, tying the two spaces together. The cement floor tiles are custom from Redondo Tile, and are based on a French design.
SECRET GARDEN In Arlington, Virginia, architecture firm Höweler + Yoon contends with spatial and budgetary constraints to carve a microcourtyard, complete with Japanese maples and a cascading concrete fountain, in just 200 square feet.