Design Inspiration Scrapbook

 For over a decade, we have been closely following interior design and architecture magazines to see what the hottest styles are. As soon as we see a photos of iron stair railings with a modern mono-stringer staircase design, we tear it out and add it to our inspiration folder. The wrought iron design inspiration folder…

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Design Guide 2024

Introducing the Compass Design Guide 2024! Your one stop shop that provides over 250 pages of exceptional ironwork for architects, designers, and clients to pull inspiration from. This guide helps assist in the design selection process. It also provides thought leadership in Iron gates, balcony railings, property fences, and custom stairs for the design community.…

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Spiral Loft Stair

A prominent architect was designing a house and horse barn attachment for a property in the Philadelphia region. The house had its separate area, as well as the horse barn, but the connector area had a mancave on its 2nd floor. The client wanted a custom spiral stair to be able to gain access from…

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Beachfront Double Helical Stair

A builder at the New Jersey shore was renovating a client’s house. As part of the renovation he was tasked to create access to the second-floor terrace. In order to remedy this problem the builder designed a beachfront double helical stair. We loved working on this project, but it did not come without its challenges.…

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Blackened Spiral Staircase

A contractor was building an addition to a mainline Philadelphia residence. Part of the addition was for a library space on the 2nd floor. The architect had designed a blackened spiral staircase for that area. The clients are well traveled and had inspiration ideas from foreign countries that they wanted incorporated into their spiral stair…

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Bok Tower Tour- Samuel Yellin Ironwork

I had the opportunity to firsthand experience the amazing Samuel Yellin Ironwork at Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Florida. Bok Tower is situated on the highest point of Florida in Bok Tower Gardens. EDWARD BOK Ed Bok was a Dutch immigrant that lived from 1863 to 1930. He moved to America when he was 6,…

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Wine Cellar Spiral Staircase

A couple in the greater Philadelphia area had a unique opportunity on their old home to make it spectacular! An old stone ice house that was attached to the old home had laid vacant for many years, and they wanted to do something with it. It was situated close to their existing kitchen, but at…

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Beauty Takes Pain

Beauty takes pain! This project was tedious and strenuous, but we know it has a finish that will last for decades! See for yourself below! A landscape designer in Virginia was working on a Washington DC suburb property and building a beautiful terrace and outdoor space. As part of the plan, they needed terrace railings…

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Modern Rail and a Dog Gate

A local client was doing a home renovation and wanted to upgrade the mudroom stair area. The interior designer had a vision for a modern, artistic rail and a dog gate to go with it. We were happy to help bring this vision to life!             We utilized 3/8” rectangular flat bars and then gave…

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Floating on Cloud 9

Our clients from New Jersey were floating on cloud 9 when they saw the results of their new floating staircase! What do you think? It all started in New Jersey with just an idea for an exceptional main staircase with a grand cathedral design. The owners wanted to enhance their beautiful staircase idea by adding…

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