Courtyards are a lovely exterior feature, but when it comes to the interior of a house, there is nothing so capable of setting the tone as an entryway and staircase. The typical staircase is nondescript and boring, but a curved staircase adds instant elegance and refinement. When it's a curved staircase such as this, the tone created is both romantic and regal, yet cool and light. This stairway is not oppressive; it doesn't look self-involved. Yet it does maintain an air of distinction through the use of some subtly unique characteristics. Take a look at that scrollwork!