A three-story, wood-and-steel staircase by Gutierrez Studios. Photo: Anice Hoachlander
A sleek, hot-rolled-steel fireplace surround Steve Prudhomme of Metal Specialties, Inc. Photo: Stylish Productions
Cardine Studios was commissioned to design and fabricate a steel railing leading to the home’s side entrance.  Photo by Isabella Lash
A third-floor exterior stair by Pennsylvania-based Compass Ironworks. Photo by Donna Chiarelli
A glamorous scullery by AK Metal Fabricators, Inc.,  Photo by Angie Seckinger
A three-story, wood-and-steel staircase by Gutierrez Studios. Photo: Anice Hoachlander
A sleek, hot-rolled-steel fireplace surround Steve Prudhomme of Metal Specialties, Inc. Photo: Stylish Productions
Cardine Studios was commissioned to design and fabricate a steel railing leading to the home’s side entrance.  Photo by Isabella Lash
A third-floor exterior stair by Pennsylvania-based Compass Ironworks. Photo by Donna Chiarelli
A glamorous scullery by AK Metal Fabricators, Inc.,  Photo by Angie Seckinger

Creative Metalworkers

Metalwork by local artisans elevates the style quotient indoors and out

LIGHT SHOW Collaborating with Carib Daniel Martin Architecture + Design, Gutierrez Studios fabricated and installed a three-story, wood-and-steel staircase in a Wesley Heights home; an integrated screen wall channels light while also showcasing the owners’ ceramics collection on movable, cantilevered shelves. gutierrezstudios.com

POINT OF INTEREST Steve Prudhomme of Metal Specialties, Inc. (540-967-4836), fabricated a sleek, hot-rolled-steel fireplace surround for an Alexandria penthouse during a renovation by Runningdog Architects. Conceived by interior designer Katie Otis, the fireplace anchors the long room, adding vertical interest to the space.

SEASIDE STYLE Pennsylvania-based Compass Ironworks was hired to design, fabricate and install a third-floor exterior stair on a Jersey Shore condo. The result was a sleek, high-grade aluminum spiral stair, powder-coated in an eco-friendly finish to withstand the harsh oceanfront environment. compassironworks.com

TOUCH OF GLAM Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey of SCW Interiors tapped AK Metal Fabricators, Inc., to create a shelf system in a glamorous scullery she was designing for clients in Alexandria. A stainless-steel frame in a mirror finish supports tempered-glass shelves; the system complements a backsplash of antiqued-mirror panels. akmetalfab.com

BACK TO NATURE During the overhaul of a wooded property in Great Falls, Cardine Studios was commissioned to design and fabricate a steel railing leading to the home’s side entrance. Its graceful leaves and branches reflect the setting; they were handcrafted using traditional forging techniques. cardinestudios.com