There’s just something compelling about a set of stairs. Even if it’s based on the most basic design and made of the most boring materials, the visual impact of so much symmetry in such a confined space is almost always interesting to behold, and today’s roundup of modern staircase designs kicks things up a notch in the creativity department. From the perma-landscaping around the white set of stairs in the first element of the series to the cohesive little family of yellow patterns on the last, each set holds its own individual charm thanks to a little wit and inventiveness. Going up? Yes indeed.